You are invited to the 2011 Midwest Chapter / Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, October 8th-11th. The meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The conference hotel is located near the Circle Center Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts, the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA Hall of Champions, an IMAX 3D Theater, outdoor art and canal. Nearby dining includes the Oceanaire, Shula’s Steak House, St. Elmo’s Steakhouse, and much more.
Registration for 2011 Midwest Chapter MLA/Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association Annual Meeting is available now. You can register online, by check or onsite during the conference.
Our featured speakers are John Green, a New York Times bestselling author and founder with his brother of the youtube channel – vlogbrothers; and Margo Coletti, Director of Knowledge Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and current Chair of the Hospital Library Section of the MLA.
Six continuing education courses http://midwestmla.org/conference2011/CE.html are being offered. Library Education Units (LEUs) are available for these courses as well as for the contributed paper sessions, keynote speaker, and Technology Forum. See details here: http://midwestmla.org/conference2011/Files/LEUCredits.pdf . Topics include grant writing, copyright, mobile technology, electronic collection development, instruction design and e-science & data sharing.
Twenty contributed paper sessions and a Technology Forum round out the program with topics including QR Codes – what they are and how to use them; journals management; collaborating with faculty; overcoming solo librarian blues; and health outreach.
Join us Sunday October 9th for the gala tailgate party at the interactive NCAA Hall of Champions. *Please wear your favorite sports jersey for the gala event. Any sport, college or professional; your choice!*
We are looking forward to a really great meeting and hope to see many of you there!