Category Archives: Conferences & Meetings

Research by Design

Merge & Converge started off early Saturday morning with a coffee from the lobby Starbucks and then onto Lorie Kloda’s CE class – Research by Design: Proposing, planning, and carrying out a research project for the practicing librarian. The class … Continue reading

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Follow the Photos

We’re posting Merge & Converge photos on Flickr! You can see the photos that are tagged #MidMLA16 with this link! Photos will be posted throughout the meeting, so check back often!

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Meet New People and Win Prizes in New Member Bingo!

The membership committees of the Midwest Chapter and the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association invite those members attending the joint meeting “Merge & Converge Sixteen in ’16,” in Des Moines, to join in the fun by playing New … Continue reading

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CE Classes at Merge & Converge in Des Moines

What are you doing on Saturday, October 22nd? Why not Merge & Converge in Des Moines, Iowa for a CE class (or two)? The Joint Meeting of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of MLA is going to Merge & Converge … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions to the Merge & Converge Tech Forum: Partnering with Technology Champions

Would you like to share your success story for collaborating with technology champions outside of the library? The Merge & Converge Tech Forum Planning Group is looking for panelists who want to share their IT collaboration success stories as either … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian

I made my MCHSL colleagues get up early Saturday morning so I could make it on time to Gabe Rios’ and Melissa De Santis’ continuing education course at noon. Despite a little grumbling, my colleagues consented and felt much better after a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Us!

During our chapter meeting this week, MLA President Michelle Kraft shared a Birthday Message from the Medical Library Association. Bet you didn’t know that the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association was 65 years old! Resolution Honoring the Midwest … Continue reading

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Meet Student Attendee: Sam Watson

I had a mentor at my first Midwest conference: Clare Leibfarth at Kent State University. Five years later, I became a mentor, too. So I’m excited to introduce my mentee, Samuel Watson. Sam is a library school student at the … Continue reading

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One Thing that You’ll Never Forget about this Conference

I teach drug information in our College of Pharmacy at Iowa, where active learning is widely used in the curriculum . One of the strategies I use to kick off discussions is to ask the following 3-2-1 questions: 1) three things you learned, … Continue reading

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From a LIS Student Perspective

Hello, I’m Don Pearson from Columbus, Ohio. I am currently working at Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library which serves the Mount Carmel Health System as well as Mount Carmel College of Nursing. I’m working as a Library Technology Specialist because of my years of experience in computers, … Continue reading

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