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Conference Dates: October 3 - 6, 2009
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Midwest MLA Conference 2009 Program

Conference Program

Friday, October 2, 2009

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Midwest Chapter Executive Board Meeting

Saturday, October 3, 2009

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Continuing Education Classes

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

New member reception

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Welcome reception


Sunday, October 4, 2009

6:30 am tp 7:15 am

Fitness walk (rain date Monday)

7:30 am to 9:00 am

Breakfast with vendors

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Keynote Speaker

Clifford Stoll (Computer expert and author)
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Break with vendors

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Panel : Margaret Bandy, Karen Heiser, Rebecca Phillips

What Administrators Want From Libraries

12:00 pm to 12:30


12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

NLM / GMR updates at Lunch

2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Contributed Papers: Seek, Explore, Discover

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Dessert with vendors


State Meetings


Event at Statehouse

Monday, October 5, 2009

8:00 am to 9:00 am

MLA update at Breakfast

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Lorcan Dempsey (OCLC)

The Network, Library Boundaries, and Systemwide Organization

10:30 am to 11:00 am


11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Posters (open all day and 11-12 presenters are with posters)

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch and Business Meeting

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Panel: Ray English and Karen Fischer

Scholarly Communications 101: It's All About Change

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

GMR Technology Forum

Eric Schnell, Catherine Arnott Smith, and Michelle Kraft

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Continuing Education Classes