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Choose Your Adventure at MLA '22: The Virtual and In-Person Experiences

MLA ‘22 will be your first opportunity in three years to reconnect with your colleagues at an MLA annual conference. But if you can’t attend in person, there’s also a robust virtual experience planned. Whatever your needs may be, MLA ’22 offers an experience that works. 

Virtual Registration Experience

A virtual MLA ’22 meeting registration experience includes:  

More than 200 papers, lightning talks, and posters available on demand with text-chat option; some live presentation sessions may also be available, pending presenter availability. 

April 27—All-Attendee Opening Session (with MLA Presidential Address, MLA Awards Ceremony, In Memorium, and official MLA '22 Welcome, including tips to optimize your time during MLA '22).

April 27New Member Program & Networking Session

April 28NLM / NNLM Day

April 27 and 28Evening virtual-only networking and game sessions

Live-streamed sessions from New Orleans:

May 4Janet Doe Lecture (Michael Kronenfeld, AHIP, FMLA)

May 5John P. McGovern Award Lectureship (Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP) 

May 6NLM Update (provided by NLM staff)

The Full In-Person Experience in New Orleans

The in-person registration experience in New Orleans includes all of the above, plus:

  • 17 interactive immersion sessions across all practice areas.  
  • The in-person Collection Development & Resource Sharing Symposium, with six special sessions providing insights on current and post-pandemic pain points for professionals, addressing librarians and publisher relationships, and speaking to trends in scholarly communication. 
  • Two in-person CE Courses: (CE100) Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams and (CE400) Do You Want To Be a Library Director? 
  • May 5—special public health conversation with Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP (immediately following the McGovern Lecture). 
  • Book signings in the exhibit hall with both plenary speakers. 
  • In-person access to the Hall of Exhibits and your exhibitor representatives, plus exhibitor technology showcases, sunrise seminars, and lunch-and-learn sessions. 
  • Multiple networking (and food!) events, including the Welcome Reception, a Gathering of Caucuses and Domain Hubs, Leader and International Visitor’s Reception, Dinner dine-arounds with recommendations from your Local Assistance Committee, sponsored morning grab-and-go eats, and an in-person evening game night. 
  • Vision 2048 Working Session (You’re invited! Help shape the future of the profession). 
  • Availability of library tours and social outings. 
  • On-site amenities including MLA Resume Clinic, Quiet room, Wellness room (meditation maze, anyone?), and Member Resource room. 
  • Closing Session and information for 2023. 

Whether in-person or virtual, your MLA '22 adventure will be an experience you'll remember.

Register today!

Contact Jim Westwood with questions.

Hesitant to register for in-person because of the pandemic? Our blog post offers a solution.

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