Meetings & Events

MLA annual conferences further the association’s mission to support the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals. Each year MLA members and others gather each May for professional development, networking, presentations, exhibits, and much more. Other meetings occur throughout the year both virtually and in-person.

MLA ’24

MLA ’24 is the annual conference of the Medical Library Association (MLA), furthering the association’s mission to support the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals and their partners to enhance healthcare, education, and research.

Past and Future MLA Conferences

MLA members and others with an interest in health sciences librarianship meet each May for five days of professional development, presentations, exhibits, and much more. Registration generally opens in January. Online content for the previous year’s meetings and conferences, which includes access to video and audio of all major sessions, is open post-conference—see the links below for more information.

Chapter Meetings

Every year, each of MLA’s 13 chapters hold annual meetings in their region. Chapter meetings offer attendees networking opportunities, renowned speakers, continuing education courses, and poster presentations. Some meetings also include exhibit halls featuring the latest in library products and resources. Most, but not all MLA chapter meetings are held in the fall.

MLA 2024 vConnections Member Series

Join your MLA colleagues to learn about the exciting ways that MLA is growing to serve you better and how our amazing members have brought and continue to bring ingenuity and passion to grow the profession!

Be Well MLA

The Be Well MLA initiative promotes wellness and well-being among members of the Medical Library Association. Every month, MLA members are invited to participate in the Be Well Wednesday wellness series. In these sessions, MLA members and guests will share lessons learned, strategies, and tips about a variety of wellness topics.