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MLA '20 Continuing Education (CE)

MLA '20 Continuing education (CE) courses in Portland, OR, will support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes in education, research and librarianship. Courses are listed by date with course numbers corresponding to the professional competencies for health sciences librarians. See full course descriptions by selecting dates below.

Special Course Suites

Data ManagementData Management

These courses provide the latest information and resources in the field of data management.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

These courses provide ideas to develop and implement diverse and inclusive strategies to improve your workplace.

Evidence-Based PracticeEvidenced-Based Practice

These courses emphasize the librarian’s role in the practice of evidence-based health care.

Expert SearcherExpert Searcher

These courses emphasize librarians’ roles as expert searchers in health care and biomedical research.


These courses address topics relevant to library administration for current managers and individuals interested in management.

BYODBring Your Own Device

These courses require attendees to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.

Hands-On Computer Hands-on Computer Courses

All hands-on computer courses will be held at an offsite facility in Portland and not at the Oregon Convention Center. The facility will be named in the Official Program. If necessary, transportation to the facility will be provided. Hands-on courses are marked as part of the course description with the hand and keyboard icon.

Registration and Fees

Registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and we do not maintain waiting lists. You do not have to register for the meeting to register for courses. Room assignments will be in the Official Program and in the Online Program Planner. Registration will open January 2020.

Student Fees, Course Cancellation Policy

  • Student fee per CE course, for MLA student members only (pending available space): $50. 
  • Cancellation or course change fee: $50 per course (see the registration area for refund policy and deadlines).

Participant Handouts 

Participant handouts for CE courses will be made available electronically only, for you to print out in advance or view during the course on your own devices. MLA will send out a confirmation prior to the CE course if you are required to print or bring your own handouts.

Contact Debra Cavanaugh for more information.

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MLA Board Reschedules MLA ’20 to August 15–19, 2020, in Portland

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