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2024 vConnections Member Series



MLA 2024 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!

MLA members should login to MLANET to view member related details on this page. This page will be updated regularly with links to new sessions, speaker information, and meeting recordings. 

The MLA Statement of Appropriate Conduct applies to all MLA members, nonmembers, invited guests, speakers, moderators, instructors, vendors, sponsors, staff, and all others who participate in an MLA activity or event.

MLA 2024 vConnections - upcoming sessions 
Members, log in to view access information ahead of each series offering. 
Invitation to MLA '25  Connect Here
Join the MLA 2025 National Program Committee (NPC) for the official invitation to MLA '25. Along with a brief recap of the MLA ‘24 experience, details for the types of abstract submissions and key dates for the 2025 process will be provided. Members will learn more about the vibrant city of Pittsburgh and have an opportunity to ask questions.
  • August 2024
  • check back here for details in July

MLA 2024 vConnections - past sessions 
Members have access to all recordings, Guests may log in to view publicly available recordings. 
Incoming Leaders Orientation Connect Here
Brenda M. Linares, AHIP, MLA 2024-2025 President, will host a session designed for new leaders to familiarize themselves with MLA’s structure, organization, and key responsibilities. 
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Members: login to access information
Business Meeting and Inaugural Address Connect Here

MLA voting members are invited to participate in the association’s annual business meeting which will include the In Memoriam presentation and Inaugural Address by Brenda M. Linares, AHIP, MLA 2024-2025 President.

Hosting this meeting virtually allows MLA to be more inclusive and makes the meeting more widely accessible. 

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024 
  • Members: login to access information 

Rising Stars Presentation  Connect Here

You are invited to join the 2023-2024 MLA Rising Stars cohort for a presentation of their research entitled: Constellations of Community: An Exploration of Member Engagement with MLA Caucuses.

Summary: A survey was sent to MLA members to collect information about engagement & commitment to MLA Caucuses. The results of this survey along with a content analysis of MLA Caucus Annual Reports from 2019 - 2023 were used to answer the research question: What factors significantly influence member engagement and commitment to MLA Caucuses?

RTI Virtual Poster Presentations 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
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 

Chapter Council Meeting Connect Here
Chapter Council Chair Keith Pickett, and various Chapter Council will lead the group in its annual business meeting.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
Awards and Recognition Ceremony Connect Here
Celebrate and honor your colleagues for their distinguished service to MLA and health sciences librarianship.
Community Council Meeting  Connect Here
Community Council Chair Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP, will lead the group in its annual business meeting
  • Monday, April 15, 2024
  • Contact Tomi Gunn for more information
Meet the 2024 MLA Candidates 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 2024 election opens.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 

Presidential Update Connect Here

An overview of activities presented by MLA President Amy Blevins: 

  • Bylaws - Model Bylaws for Chapters
  • MLA Finances - Sources of Revenue
  • Anniversary Membership - Monthly Payments
  • RTI - February Drop-in Session
  • MLA '23 in Portland - Call for Proposals Round 2 and Janet Doe Panel
  • MLA Research Caucus - Delphi Survey
  • Living Library - Sign Up for February Session
  • Joint MLA/AAHSL Education Assessment Task Force
  • MLA AI Initiatives

A 30 minute presentation followed by 25 minutes of Q&A and general conversation. 

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024