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MLA ’17 Invitation

On behalf of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the 2017 National Program Committee (NPC), and the Local Assistance Committee (LAC), we invite you to come to Seattle from May 26–31, 2017, to Dream. Dare. Do. We have worked to plan an inspiring meeting that will encourage everyone to dream of new ways to deliver information and services and provide us with daring ideas that we can take home and do for our local constituencies.

MLA members gathered in Seattle in 2012 for an excellent meeting in this exciting location. This year, we hope you will enjoy the new and improved Seattle. Both the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and the Washington State Convention Center are remodeled and renovated. There is easy access between the Sheraton and the convention center, which are just across the street from each other.

Seattle is a city of incredible sights, flavors, scents, sounds, and sensations that inspire locals and travelers alike to Dream. Dare. Do. In all that Seattle has to offer. Seattle is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, surrounded by the water, mountains, and evergreen forests of the Puget Sound region. Known as the “Emerald City,” Seattle stays green and cool over Memorial Day weekend and offers many events, festivals, sports, and outdoor recreation. The Seattle International Film Festival, America’s most highly attended film festival, runs May 18–June 11, 2017.

The Dream. Dare. Do. theme reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Meeting exhibitors, featured speakers, over 200 contributed papers, lightning talks, and special content sessions, as well as 240 posters, promise to do the same.

The MLA planning groups look forward to seeing you in Seattle to Dream. Dare. Do! 

—Deborah Sibley,
Chair, 2017 National
Program Committee

—Donna R. Berryman, AHIP,
Cochair, 2017 National
Program Committee

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