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Chapter News: Join Us in Milwaukee for the 2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Conference: Discover-Connect-Collaborate

Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee.

The Midwest Chapter of MLA, the Wisconsin Health Science Library Association, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Health Sciences Libraries Consortium invite you to Milwaukee to the upcoming Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, where you will have the opportunity to Discover, Connect, and Collaborate with your colleagues in a stellar conference experience.

Early bird registration is open, and we are accepting abstracts for papers and posters.

The keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec (Zurwick), a.k.a. the Comic Nurse. Czerwiec is the artist in residence at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, a cofounder of Graphic Medicine, and a leader in the field of connecting clinicians, patients, and practitioners through narrative medicine and telling their stories.

New this year is a Saturday “Make It Your Own” Research Retreat, where library colleagues will have a chance to focus on their research interests. Regardless of where you are in the research continuum, we invite you to join us in this dedicated and distraction-free space to move forward on existing projects or begin new ones.

The Sunday evening social event will be dinner and exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum, a Milwaukee icon. One of the museum’s many exhibits includes a display of classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles from their first five decades. In another exhibit, you can experience the feel of riding a Harley-Davidson, while sitting on an actual hog and immersing yourself in a video of the open road. You can purchase an additional ticket to bring along a guest.

Milwaukee is a great city to visit in the fall. The weather is mild, the leaves are usually starting to turn color, and the city takes Oktoberfest seriously. Milwaukee’s largest Oktoberfest is scheduled for the same weekend of the conference, just blocks from the conference hotel at the new Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks. To learn more about how Milwaukee got the nickname Brew City, take some time to go on a brewery tour.

Stay tuned to the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 Conference website for conference updates and to learn more about Milwaukee attractions.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Milwaukee this fall!

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