Going to MLA?

Will you be attending MLA ’09 in Honolulu? Unfortunately, your intrepid blog editor will not be winging her way across the Pacific to the island paradise of Oahu in May. So once again, I will be relying on our MLA bloggers to keep me informed.
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Last week, my neighbor to the north, The Krafty Librarian, sent me a comment here to ask me to pass along to Midwest Chapter members this year’s call for MLA bloggers. She’ll be there and has already been posting about the conference including this recent post on cheap travel deals to Hawaii and an informative post about the call for bloggers with all the details. She notes that it is important to get as many people blogging as possible so that they can cover as many aspects of the convention. And did you know that you can even get AHIP points for blogging the convention? The blogger application deadline is April 24, 2009. Results will be announced May 1, 2009.
So you say, “I can’t blog MLA because I don’t even have a blog.” Well, if you are a Midwest Chapter member, please consider blogging MLA for ConnectMidwest! If you are interested, contact me and I’ll get you all set up! If you take your camera along, we can even post your photos.

2009 Chapter Conference Call for Papers and Posters

The Program Committee of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2009 chapter conference in Columbus, Ohio from October 3-6 at the Hyatt on Capitol Square. The conference theme of “Seek, Explore, Discover” lends itself to a variety of topics, and provides opportunities for presenters to show how they endeavor to seek out new and improved ways to provide cutting-edge library services, to explore how libraries connect people to information in creative ways, or to discover innovative techniques for using technology and the Internet.
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Papers and posters may highlight practical problem-solving approaches, report on research in librarianship, document collaborative efforts or outreach activities, or describe innovative programs, resources or services. Contributed paper and poster topics are as unlimited as your imagination, talents and creativity can devise.
Contributed papers will be presented on Sunday, October 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Posters will be on display on Monday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Presenters should be available to discuss their posters from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on October 5.
For contributed paper proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number and e-mail address. The abstract should be sent to: Leslie Schick, University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, PO Box 670574, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0574 or e-mailed to leslie.schick@uc.edu.
For poster proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and e-mail address. The abstract should be sent to: Linda DeMuro, Director of Library Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Library, 700 Children’s Dr., Columbus OH 43205 or e-mailed to Linda.DeMuro@NationwideChildrens.org.
The deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2009. Notifications of paper/poster acceptance/rejection will be made by June 30, 2009.