MLA Reminders

This week, Karen Hanus our chapter’s Alternate Representative to the MLA Chapter Council sent out a couple of reminders to the Midwest Chapter discussion list.
Karen serves as one of the co-chairs of Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Committee and invites us to participate in their topics survey:

If you haven’t completed the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables survey yet, please do so by October 24. Your input is important to us.
The 2008 Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables event in Chicago, IL was a great success! Each year, this popular event attracts many participants. Eight chapters supported attendance at the roundtables either by sponsoring attendance of members of their own chapters or of new MLA members. Thank you all for your support and generosity! The discussion summaries can be viewed on the Chapter Council website:
Chapter Council needs your help to ensure that the topics at the event remain useful and interesting. Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey at to help us decide on discussion topics for MLA ’09 in Honolulu. The roundtable topics are determined from the previous events’ attendee evaluations and the survey; therefore, your feedback is important.
The survey is online at:
The topic selections for the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables reflect what you want to discuss, so please complete the survey by October 24, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Hanus (khanus AT or Angela Dixon (Angela_Dixon AT, co-chairs, Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Committee.

Karen also reminded us that MLA offers a variety of scholarships and grants to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to take advantage of opportunities for continuing professional development.
You can get downloadable applications and information on the MLA Website at For more information, you should contact the jury chair for the grant/scholarship you are interested in. Most of the awards have a December 1 application deadline. The Donald A. B. Lindberg Fellowship has a November 15 application deadline.

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