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    MLA vConnections: Association Member Series

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

    Join your MLA colleagues to learn about the exciting ways in which your MLA is growing to serve you better and how our amazing members have brought and continue to bring ingenuity and passion to help our institutions combat COVID-19.

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

    MLA vConnections: Association Member Series
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    Open Forum: Authors  Mark Your Calendar
    Are you an MLA author? Considering becoming an MLA author? If so, please join us at a gathering hosted by the MLA’s Books Panel where we will be celebrating and recognizing the publishing contributions of our authors and invite you to learn about the process involved in publishing with MLA as various authors share their stories.
    Open Forum: MLA ’21 Annual Meeting Invitation Connect Here 
    Join 2021 National Program Committee Cochairs Tara Douglas-Williams, AHIP, and Neville D. Prendergast to hear about the MLA ’21 annual meeting, including call for submissions, format, and more. 
    • Held September 15, 2020
    Open Forum: 2019 RTI Fellows Connect Here
    You are invited to join the 2019 MLA Research Training Institute Fellows for an Ignite Session where Fellows present posters to spark interest in their research work. Join a discussion with Fellows, faculty, and director that will highlight their research experiences during the year.
    • Held August 5, 2020
    Open Forum: Rising Stars Connect Here
    You are invited to join the 2019-2020 MLA Rising Stars cohort for a presentation of their research, “MLA Communities Transition Case Study: Looking Back to Guide the Future.”
    • Held July 16, 2020
    Open Forum: Publications Connect Here
    An opportunity for structured discussion about MLA publications and exchange of ideas. MLA publications are intended to enrich lifelong learning, serve as a resource for organizational information, and promote research relevant to health information professionals.
    • Held June 30, 2020
    Open Forum: Finances Connect Here
    Take a deeper dive into MLA Finances with Treasurer Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, and Executive Director Kevin Baliozian. Find out how MLA funds its programs, and how it is adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 disruption. Get your questions ready!
    • Held June 24, 2020
    Open Forum: Education Connect Here
    MLA members in education leadership roles and the MLA education director will present on MLA education, demonstrate new self-paced online courses, and invite participants to ask questions and share ideas.
    Open Forum: Annual Meeting Innovation Connect Here

    As the outreach and recommendations of the Annual Meeting Innovation Task Force comes to a close, COVID-19 disruptions have accelerated the changes to the MLA annual meeting.

    • Held June 9, 2020
    Open Forum: Diversity and Inclusion Connect Here

    Last fall, MLA’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force chair sent a survey to MLA members to ascertain the association’s demographic makeup and gather members’ perceptions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in MLA. Join task force chair Sandra Franklin, AHIP, and task force member JJ Pionke in a discussion about the survey results.

    • Held June 2, 2020

    Open Forum: Communities

    Connect Here
    Join Communities Transition Team leaders Stephanie Fulton, AHIP, and Keith Cogdill, AHIP, as they highlight the many accomplishments made by MLA members during this transitional year. Available resources and details on future plans will be shared with community leaders. Bring questions about any aspect of MLA communities.
    • Held May 26, 2020
    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.
    • Held May 21, 2020
    Community Council Meeting Connect Here
    What a year it’s been for MLA caucus leaders! Council Chair Liz Lorbeer, AHIP, will lead the group in its annual business meeting which will include a short meet and greet with MLA leaders, a communities’ policies discussion, and a presentation by incoming Chair Adela V. Justice, AHIP.
    • Held May 20, 2020
    MLA Business Meeting Connect Here
    MLA Voting Members are invited to participate in the association’s annual business meeting. An agenda and access to instructions will be distributed closer to the meeting date.
    • Held May 19, 2020

     

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