MLA held its first virtual annual business meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, with Julia Esparza, AHIP, presiding and 499 members attending. The historic session included the presidential address from Esparza and the inaugural presidential address by Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP.
The MLA National Program Committee and headquarter team have designed a robust and exciting virtual conference with vendor exhibits, now that the governor of Oregon has limited gatherings in the state to 25 or fewer.
You all know by now that MLA ’20 has now been rescheduled for August 15–19. Although the 2020 NPC, the MLA Board, and the MLA headquarters staff are all working to make this year’s meeting a success, there are still many unknowns, just as there are in our workplaces and other segments of our lives.
We have heard from many of you about the potential effect of COVID-19 on your attendance at MLA ’20. With our top priority being the health and safety of all members and participants at our meeting, the MLA Board of Directors approved rescheduling MLA’s annual meeting to August 15–19.
Portland is full of wonderful libraries, archives, and bookstores, and we hope that you find time to visit these special places and collections during your visit. Listed below are a number of institutions which will be happy to welcome you.