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Are you making travel plans for next year? Milwaukee is a great place to be in the fall!

Join us in Milwaukee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association where you will have the opportunity to discover, connect and collaborate with your colleagues.
The conference will be held in Milwaukee, Oct. 4 – 7, 2019. Mark your calendars!

Our keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec, RN, MA, aka the Comic Nurse. Our social event will be dinner and exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum®, a Milwaukee icon.

For more information, visit http://midwestmla.org/conference2019/.

Looking forward to seeing you 2019!

Your 2018 Midwest Conference Publicity Committee,
Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dora Davis, ProHealth Care
Michele Matucheski, Ascension
Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin

MIDLINE Fall 2018 Available

The Fall 2018 MIDLINE is now available. This issue introduces our new President, Merle Rosenzweig, and provides a great overview of the 2018 conference.

I would like to thank our two new MIDLINE editors, Liz Lyman and Joyce McFadden, for their hard work in getting the 2018 issue so quickly. I would also like to thank Jennifer Herron, who recently stepped down as MIDLINE editor, for all her hard work for the last few years.

-Elizabeth Huggins, Chair of the Communications Committee

Invitation to Midwest Chapter/MLA, WHSLA, and SWHSL 2019 Annual Meeting

On behalf of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, the Wisconsin Health Science Library Association and the Southeastern Wisconsin Health Sciences Libraries Consortium, we invite you to Milwaukee for next year’s Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 annual meeting.

Our Sunday night social event will be dinner and exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum®, a Milwaukee icon. Discover the history of the motorcycle, hear the thunder of the different engines and take a selfie riding a HOG!

Connect to Milwaukee through our new streetcar, which will be free in 2019. Use it to travel from downtown to the lakefront. While in downtown Milwaukee, make stops at the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, or take a stroll down the Milwaukee RiverWalk and say hi to the Bronze Fonz.

Collaborate on new and exciting ideas with your colleagues in a stellar conference experience. We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec (Zurwick), RN, MA, aka Comic Nurse. She is the artist in residence at the Feinberg Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago, Co-founder of graphicmedicine.org, and a leader in the field of connecting clinicians, patients, and practitioners through narrative medicine and telling their stories.

-Brenda Fay, 2019 Conference Co-Chair

2018 Annual Meeting Activities

It’s time to consider time allocation for the conference and we have three ideas for you to consider below:

  • Do you want to chat with colleagues about Anything Goes, Budget Realities, or Organization Support for Doing & Publishing Research, and other topics? We hope to see you for the Jam Sessions taking place on Sunday, October 7th, from 12 – 1 pm. Click here for additional details, and a check out the list of all available jam session topics. Be sure to email Mary Miles (mmiles@ccf.org) with any Jam Session related questions!
  • A brisk walk is the perfect way to wake up and explore the city. Because Fall is here, reflective strips, vest, or a headlamp and comfortable shoes are great things to bring and wear during the Walk This Way sessions coordinated by Mary Miles and Marilia Antunez. Explore three different routes, starting promptly at 6:05 am, on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning. The hospitality and registration table will have printed maps of the scheduled routes available for perusing.
  • We are seeking official MLA Bloggers and Photographers for the conference. If you have not blogged previously but you are willing to try, let us know by completing this form .

We are excited to have you join us in Cleveland for the 2018 Midwest Chapter Shake, Rattle, and Roll Conference.

See you in a few weeks!
Your 2018 Midwest Conference Publicity Committee

Vote on the New Midwest Chapter/MLA Logo!

The Midwest Chapter/MLA board seeks your feedback on our redesigned logo. Please review the three potential logo designs are below and then go to our online survey to rank the logos in your preferred order. Thanks for your input!
The new logo will be selected in time for our meeting in Cleveland, OH. Shake, Rattle, and Roll!
Please respond by September 14th.

Logo 1:

Logo 2:


Logo 3:

Register for a Jam Session at the 2018 Midwest Chapter MLA Conference in Cleveland

Hello fellow Chapter members,

Who’s coming to the 2018 Midwest Chapter MLA Conference in Cleveland? It’s that time again, and time to Shake, Rattle, & Roll during a Jam Session at lunch! So come, “jam” with your colleagues on a topic of interest on Sunday October 7, 2018!

Register for a Jam Session at the 2018 Midwest Chapter MLA Conference. The conference registration form provides the opportunity to select a Jam Session table topic. You can also elect to be a table moderator!

Want to know more? Take a look at the list of Jam Session Table Topics and find a topic you’d like to discuss with your colleagues. Interested in being a Jam Session table topic moderator? When registering for the conference, choose a topic and select ‘Yes’ to indicate you are interested in moderating.

Choosing a Jam Session is optional, but we hope you find one that captures your interest!

Questions? Contact Mary Miles mmiles@ccf.org