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2023 vConnections Member Series

 

 

    MLA 2021 vConnections: Association Member Series

    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller

    Join your colleagues to learn about the exciting ways in which your MLA is growing to serve you better!

    This page will be updated regularly with links to new sessions, speaker information, and meeting recordings.

    MLA 2021 vConnections - past sessions
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    Living Library Event III

    Learn from Others' Perspectives

    Connect Here
    Presented by MLA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Living Library is comprised of “books.” Each book is a person who has a lived experience that often is met with stereotypes, prejudices, and misunderstandings. Each book will share an introduction to their experience, and readers may ask the book questions without judgment. This is a chance to discuss topics people may not understand well through those that have experienced them. We look forward to your participation in this popular, interactive and enlightening experience. 
    • December 8, 2021
    • Event not recorded
    OPEN FORUM: MLA Vision 2048  Connect Here
    Join MLA’s 2048 Vision Task Force at this open forum and share your ideas about the future of the profession and MLA as MLA prepares for its 125th anniversary in 2023. Learn more here.
    • Wednesday,  November 17, 2021  

    OPEN FORUM: Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA)

    Striving for Equity: An Update from the Editors of the JMLA

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    In 2020, JMLA launched an initiative aimed at providing more equitable opportunities for authors, reviewers, and editorial team members. This session provides an update on the steps we have taken thus far to empower authors, increase the diversity of our editorial team, and make equity-minded recommendations to MLA. We’ll also share information about additional new and exciting JMLA developments.  

    • Tuesday, November 2, 2021  

    OPEN FORUM: Research Training Institute 

    Become a Researcher: Learn About MLA's 2022 Research Training Institute

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    The MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) offers an exceptional research training and support program. In this session, learn from faculty and past students on what to expect and how to apply. Applications open October 21 and close January 12. RTI admission is competitive.
    • October 21, 2021  
    Open Forum: Invitation to MLA '22 Connect Here

    Join the MLA 2022 National Program Committee (NPC) for the official invitation to MLA '22 and learn more about the great city of New Orleans. The NPC will provide details for the opening and deadlines for MLA '22 abstract submissions and answer your questions. 

    • August 5, 2021  

    Open Forum: Education 

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    Join a lively, engaging session that shares the voices and perspectives of some of the people who collectively bring MLA education to life.
    • July 20, 2021 

    Rising Stars Presentation Connect Here
    You are invited to join the 2020-2021 MLA Rising Stars cohort for a presentation of their research: “Advocacy is All of Us: Recommendations to Enhance MLA's Advocacy Initiatives”
    • June 16, 2021 
    Living Library Event Connect Here
    Here’s another opportunity to check out a couple of books and participate in this popular, interactive and enlightening experience. Presented by MLA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Living Library is comprised of “books.” Each book is a person who has a lived experience that often is met with stereotypes, prejudices, and misunderstandings. Each book will share an introduction to their experience, and readers may ask the book questions without judgment. This is a chance to discuss topics people may not understand well through those that have experienced them. 
    • June 16, 2021
    • Event not recorded
    MLA Business Meeting Connect Here
    MLA Voting Members are invited to participate in the association’s annual business meeting. 
    • May 18, 2021 

    Community Council Meeting Connect Here
    Community Council Chair Adela V. Justice, AHIP, will lead the group in its annual business meeting. 
    • May 13, 2021
    • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
    2021 MLA Research Training Institute Fellows Ignite Session Connect Here

    The Research Training Institute (RTI) faculty and fellows invite you to ignite, enlighten, and inspire your creativity and learn more about research and how its benefits your library and users.

    The session features fast-paced and engaging “ignite” talks by the RTI fellows about their research projects and results. Faculty and fellows will also share ideas and discuss their research experiences and challenges of conducting successful research projects in the real world. 

    • May 13, 2021  
    Chapter Council Meeting  Connect Here
    Chapter Council’s annual business meeting will feature reports from Chair Donna R. Berryman, AHIP, and from various Chapter Council liaisons to MLA committees. New Chapter Council business and recognition of outgoing members is also on the agenda.
    • May 11, 2021
    • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
    Living Library Event Connect Here
    Join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for this interactive and enlightening experience. The Living Library is comprised of “books.” Each book is a person who has a lived experience that often is met with stereotypes, prejudices, and misunderstandings. Each book will share an introduction to their experience, and readers may ask the book questions without judgment. This is a chance to discuss topics people may not understand well through those that have experienced them. 
    • April 28, 2021
    • Event not recorded
    Open Forum: DEI Committee Connect Here
    Come and meet the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee! Learn more about the Committee’s charge, our activities during the past year, and our goals going forward. Communities leaders will also present on their DEI efforts and all attendees will be invited to share ideas.
    • April 21, 2021 

    Open Forum: AHIP Q&A  Connect Here
    Join MLA Credentialing Committee leaders for an overview of the Academy of Health Information Professionals program and get your academy-related questions answered. Feel free to send questions in advance or if you cannot make the event.
    • April 14, 2021 

    New Leaders Orientation Connect Here

    MLA President-Elect Kris M. Alpi, AHIP, will host a session designed for new leaders to familiarize themselves with MLA’s structure, organization, and key responsibilities. 

    Bookmark the Leader Orientation page for quick access to useful leader resources. 

    • April 7, 2021 
    Open Forum: Publications Connect Here

    Join Board Member Sally Gore as she facilitates a structured discussion about MLA publications and the efforts MLA is making with regard to diversity and inclusion with its publications. This Open Forum will include presentations from publication leaders and provide an opportunity for open discussion and feedback.

    Panelists:

    • Montie L. Dobbins, AHIP, Chair, Oral History Committee
    • Katherine Goold Akers, Editor, JMLA  
    • Brenda M. Linares, AHIP, MLA Board of Directors
    • Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, MLA 2018-2019 President 
    • Erin Watson, AHIP, Chair, Book Panel 
    • Christine Willis, AHIP, Editor, MLAConnect 
    • April 1, 2021 

    Open Forum: Finance Connect Here

    MLA Finances In a Time of Turbulence

    Join MLA Treasurer Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, and Executive Director Kevin Baliozian, CAE, MBA, for an overview of MLA finances and a Q&A session. 

    • January 26, 2021