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2024 vConnections Member Series



MLA 2022 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 2022 vConnections - past sessions 
Members have access to all recordings. Guests may log in to view publicly available recordings.  
OPEN FORUM: Bylaws Committee Connect Here
Join the MLA Bylaws Committee for this session where you will have the opportunity to discuss and share your suggestions for proposed amendments to the MLA Bylaws.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022  

Community Council Meeting Connect Here
Community Council's meeting hosted by Chair Adela V. Justice, AHIP. 
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 
  • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
Chapter Council Fall Meeting Connect Here
Chapter Council’s Fall meeting hosted by Chair P J Grier.  
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
OPEN FORUM: Research Training Institute  Connect Here

Become a Researcher: Learn About MLA's 2023 Research Training Institute Fellowship Program

The MLA RTI Fellowship Program 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 November 1 and close February 28. RTI admission is competitive.

Invitation to MLA '23 Connect Here
Join the MLA 2023 National Program Committee (NPC) for the official invitation to MLA '23. Along with a quick recap of the MLA ‘22 experience, details for the types of abstract submissions and key dates for the 2023 process will be shared. Members will learn more about the great city of Detroit and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Legislative Update Connect Here
Join members of the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislation Committee and representatives from the National Library of Medicine for this timely overview of health funding, and other relevant issues and legislation. Committee members will address the impact of their spring 2022 virtual Hill meetings.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 

Vision 2048 Task Force Open Forum Connect Here
Join MLA’s Vision 2048 Task Force for this session to identify themes of what future practice in libraries will look like and how MLA can plan for using those themes. Engage with members to see what is important and how libraries will make an impact in 2048. During this session members will discuss successes, challenges, and opportunities related to the profession of health sciences librarianship and libraries as a whole in 2048.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 

Awards and Recognition Celebration Connect Here
Celebrate and honor your colleagues for their distinguished service to MLA and health sciences librarianship.
Rising Stars Presentation Connect Here
You are invited to join the 2021-2022 MLA Rising Stars cohort for a presentation of their research entitled, "Exploring Strategies to Improve Association Membership Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention"
  • June 29, 2022

Incoming Leaders Orientation Connect Here
MLA President Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, will host a session designed for new leaders to familiarize themselves with MLA’s structure, organization, and key responsibilities.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022
MLA Business Meeting Connect Here
MLA Voting Members are invited to participate in the association’s annual business meeting. Agenda
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 

RTI Virtual Poster Presentations 2 Connect Here
One session won't cover it all. Given the number of presenters this year, the Research Training Institute (RTI) faculty and fellows have expanded their presentations to cover sessions. 
MLA ’22 Virtual New Members/First-Time Attendees Program and Networking Event Connect Here
Are you a new MLA member and/or first-time MLA annual meeting attendee? Please join us at the virtual New Members Program to learn more about the association, connect with colleagues, and enjoy a talk by MLA Board Member Sally Gore. There will also be information on navigating the virtual MLA '22 meeting. Hosted by the MLA Membership Committee. See you there!
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
RTI Virtual Poster Presentations 1 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.
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.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
Community Council Meeting  Connect Here
Community Council Chair Adela V. Justice, AHIP, will lead the group in its annual business meeting
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
Meet the Candidates Forum Connect Here

Hosted by the MLA Nominating Committee, this session will give members an opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and President-elect candidates shortly before the MLA 2022 election opens.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 

Presidential Update

Connect Here

Join President Kristine M. Alpi, AHIP, FMLA for an overview of MLA activities happening in 2022. This session will include live Q&A, with advanced questions also welcome:

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022