Midwest Travels

Well, it is not quite Flat Stanley, but the Midwest Chapter membership display has really been getting around this spring!
The display debuted at our 2008 conference at Michigan. It is currently featured on the always informative Midwest Chapter website.
In February, the display traveled to Illinois and was displayed by Beth Carlin at the 12th Annual Career Day sponsored by the Dominican University GSLIS Alumni Council.
In March, your intrepid blog editor exhibited at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science Career Night here at the Kent campus. We have exhibited at this event before and really enjoy it. This year we had quite a lot of interest in the scholarships that are available for the 2009 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference which will be held here in Ohio in October.
After the Kent event, I packed up the display and gave it to Career Night organizer Rhonda Filipan. She graciously took it with her down to Columbus and Stephanie Schulte exhibited for the Midwest Chapter at the Columbus version of the event.
The next stop for the membership display was at the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association Spring Meeting at the Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library in Columbus where Midwest Chapter Representative at Large Ximena Chrisagis set up the exhibit.
Stephanie Schulte took the membership display to Indiana for it’s final spring show at the ISHLA 2009 Meeting at Notre Dame in mid-April.
The display is now back “at home” with Membership Secretary Rebecca Caton. But it longs to be back on the road again!
The display promotes membership in the Midwest Chapter/MLA and careers in health sciences librarianship. Midwest Chapter members are encouraged to display the poster at any event in which they participate, including local career fairs, library school events, and state or local library association meetings. The display is lightweight, comes in a compact carrying case, and easily rolls out to full width for display on a tabletop. Pretty nifty!
To reserve the display for a particular event or for more information, contact Midwest Chapter/MLA Membership Secretary Rebecca Caton.

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