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MLA ’19 General Information

Papers and Immersion Sessions

The Paper and Immersion Session (formerly special content sessions) abstract submission site is now closed.  Authors who submitted a paper or Immersion Session abstract should receive accept/non-accept emails by December 7, 2018.

Posters and Lightning Talk submissions

For Poster and Lightning Talk submissions, the submission site will re-open December 12, 2018, and close 6:00 pm January 25, 2019.
Dividing submissions into 2-rounds is new for 2019. It's intended to improve for authors the contributed content submission process.  

Read changes to the abstract submission process before submitting!


The 2019 National Program Committee invites you to attend MLA ’19, the 119th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, the premier destination for medical librarians and other health information professionals.

Reenergize yourself, while deepening your understanding of new innovations and opportunities in health sciences librarianship. There is no limit to what you can share and learn, including topic areas like:

  • Information Services
  • Information Management
  • Instruction & Instructional Design
  • Leadership & Management
  • Evidence-Based Practice & Research
  • Health Information Professionalism
  • latest trends in technology
  • best practices in service
  • ways to enhance intellectual growth
  • new, innovative resources for efficiency and cost savings

MLA’19 will be a 4-and-1/2 day interdisciplinary educational experience, with a 3-day commercial exhibition that attracts over 100 exhibitors from around the world. Meeting highlights will include the John P. McGovern Award Lecture, over 100 peer-reviewed papers, 30 lightning talks, 8 immersion sessions (formerly special content sessions), and over 200 posters.

Call for submission of papers and immersion sessions (formerly special content sessions) is now closed. 


Reserve a Room at the Hyatt for MLA ’19

Opening Soon Poster and Lightning Talk Submission Site!