Six Weeks!

Your intrepid blog editor is publishing a post for the first time using our new WordPress publication platform. If you are reading this post in your feed reader, be sure to click through to the blog itself. So what do you think? How do you like the All New ConnectMidwest beta? We are calling this a “beta” version of our chapter blog because there will be more improvements to come. We will be soon jazzing it up even more for our annual conference coverage, adding fun widgets for photos and more. I would like to personally thank our intrepid webmaster Allan Barclay. You wouldn’t believe how many picky requests he has had to endure from yours truly over the past several weeks. Do YOU have any suggestions for making ConnectMidwest even better? Send them via e-mail to me, your intrepid blog editor! Coming soon: the All New MIDLINE!

And now returning to our regularly scheduled blog post…

Have you looked at the calendar lately? It is time to get in gear! The 2010 Midwest Chapter/MLA & WHSLA Conference is only six weeks away! And the deadline for the early registration discount and for guaranteed hotel reservations is in a week on August 23. Have you looked through the completely updated conference website yet?

You will find everything from registration information to printable program information. The contributed papers and poster presentations are even there. I’m all set to go. On Friday, I gave the handy dandy charge card a workout and registered myself for the conference, signed up for a CE course, and made my plane reservations.

As I’ve mentioned before, our chapter awards and scholarships are an important part of our annual conference. The deadline for the awards supporting attendance at the conference is AUGUST 17, only two days away! Do YOU know a library school student interested in health sciences librarianship or a practicing health sciences librarian who has never attended a conference? Well, contact them right now and help them apply! The deadline for our other awards, the Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award and the Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award, is August 27!