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Official Meeting Blogger: Living It Up! Social Events

As always, MLA ’19 offered plenty of opportunities to hang out with old friends, meet new ones, and see how much medical librarians rock. (Spoiler: quite a bit.)

  • I wasn’t here for the Thursday and Friday Dine Arounds but have always loved this idea as a way to have a nice evening and meet some people.
  • Saturday’s Welcome Reception and Opening of the Hall of Exhibits was, of course, THE major social event of the season. I was excited to catch up with so many MLA friends I only see once a year!
  • I didn’t make it to Elsevier’s Clinical Key boat cruise on Saturday night, but reports say it offered a lovely view of Chicago from the water. It must have been a great setting for an evening of dining and conversation.
  • Though it doesn’t apply to me, I hope folks who’ve come an especially long way to be here enjoyed the International Visitors Reception on Sunday.
  • Schmoozing with Science on Sunday was a great chance to chat with Science reps in a nice, calm atmosphere. I enjoyed some good conversation over snacks and a drink, and admired the sangria recipe cards.
  • Also on Sunday, Wolters Kluwer raised the energy level with copious food and drink, cheerfully tacky accessories, and a live band playing classic and new hits from Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
  • I always enjoy Library School Reunion, but couldn’t make it this year due to the unfortunate timing of a plane trip. I hope you went for me!

Find all MLA ’19 Elevate blog posts here.

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