MLA Annual Conference

Another wonderful MLA conference has come and gone, this one in our own midwestern backyard.  For those who were there, I hope you had as a good a time as I did, that you’ve had a chance to recover, and that you’re getting your pictures posted to flickr!

If you weren’t able to go, fear not.  There are some great ways to catch up on some of the wonderful conference goings-on!

  • Check out the Twitter archives!  In addition to the #mlanet11 tag search on Twitter itself, CoverItLive was used to document the whole twitter stream from start to finish (warning: the link seems to crash on Chrome…).  I believe other tags were occasionally used, too; if you know of any, please let me know or share in the comments!
  • Check out the official blog.  Lots of section programming was covered, and you can browse by categories or make use of the tags!  I know our own Clare Leibfarth contributed; let me know if you did, too, so that I can pass on a chorus of thank yous!
  • All of the NLM booth presentations are available for your viewing pleasure.  I personally recommend the disaster info, UMLS/RxNorm and comparative effectiveness research!
  • If you attended the conference and didn’t see everything you wanted to, or if you signed up as an electronic attendee, check out the ENTIRE meeting online, including session recordings, all the posters, etc. etc.  And if you’re kicking yourself for not registering as an e-attendee, don’t despair, it’s not too late!

Do you know of other online resources that captured something that happened at MLA?  Do you want to share your experiences with a particular session, speaker, or extracurricular activity?  Let us know in the comments, or contact me (Amy Donahue) to author your very own guest post!  We’d love to have some new voices on ConnectMidwest, and what better way to get started than by reliving some of the great things that happened at #mlanet11!

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