Silent Auction at the 2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference

Raise Scholarship Funds for the Midwest Chapter/MLA

See you soon at the annual conference in Milwaukee!  Check out the silent auction items including several new donations.  Learn more about the owl painting purchased on Mackinac Island and donated to the auction.

If you prefer to donate directly to the scholarship fund, we welcome online donations any time or in-person (by check).

  • Use the Midwest MLA online donation form
  • Fill in the form
  • In the Comment field, please state that this is a donation to the scholarship fund. Feel free to specify a specific scholarship or award.

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Come for the Conference, Stay for the Scenery

Now that we’ve convinced you to come to Wisconsin for the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 Annual Meeting , why not spend a few extra days discovering all that our state has to offer. Here are some of our recommendations:

Wisconsin Dells

Kalahari Resort Waterparks
Photo: Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

If waterparks are your thing, you’ve got to check out Wisconsin Dells. The Dells has more waterparks per capita than anywhere else on the planet! And there’s no need to worry about the weather – indoor waterparks were pioneered in Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells is located about 2 hours northwest of Milwaukee.

Door County

Located on the thumb of Wisconsin, Door County is peninsula that is bordered by miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and where you will find islands, small cities and lighthouses. Door County is a popular get away for nature lovers, small town explorers and those looking for a romantic getaway. Door County is located about 2 hours north of Milwaukee. Continue reading “Come for the Conference, Stay for the Scenery”

Use Visit Milwaukee to plan your trip this fall

Use Visit Milwaukee to plan your trip to Milwaukee this fall! Find recommendations for things to do, places to eat and breweries to visit.

Learn more about how to get around Milwaukee – whether it be by bike, bus, ride share, streetcar or walking.

You can even create a customized itinerary with links to events, restaurants and hotels.

Visit Milwaukee Trip Planner

If you are interested in exploring places near the Hyatt Regency, view the Westown neighborhood pages.

Registration is Open

Photo credit: Visit Milwaukee

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting is open for registration! Discover, Connect, and Collaborate in Milwaukee this fall.

If you are coming to the conference, consider submitting a paper or poster to share with colleagues. Papers and posters that were submitted to and/or presented at the 2019 Medical Library Association annual meeting in Chicago are welcome.

Submit your abstract online. The deadline for submission is July 26, 2019.

We are looking forward to seeing you this fall!

New this year – free CE opportunity on Monday afternoon

Stuart BrowerAre you looking for opportunities to show off your leadership skills? Curious about servant leadership? Then join us on Monday afternoon for a free  – yes, free! – continuing education class. Stewart Brower, Director of the Schusterman Library at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, will present a two-hour CE course, Finding Leadership and Management Opportunities Where you Are, on Monday, October 7, at 2 pm. The class is included with your full registration, so be sure to schedule your journey home for late afternoon or early evening – you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Call for Papers & Posters – Deadline Extended!

The 2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting planning committee is now accepting abstracts for poster and paper presentations.

Call for Paper and Posters

Submit your poster and paper and paper abstracts so that others can discover and learn about your innovative programs and research findings. Presenting at a conference is a great way to connect with your colleagues. Your presentation may lead to opportunities to collaborate with your colleagues in the Midwest.

Papers and posters that were submitted to and/or presented at the 2019 Medical Library Association annual meeting in Chicago are welcome.

Submit your abstract online. The deadline for submission has been extended to July 26, 2019.

Registration for Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 is open.

“Make it your Own” Research Retreat

New Saturday Session

In this first ever Midwest Chapter/MLA Research Retreat, we aim to give our library colleagues a chance to focus on their research interests. This retreat is for those who want to get started in conducting research, for those who are in the middle of their own projects, and for seasoned researchers who want to share their experiences and knowledge. Regardless of where you are in the research continuum, we invite you to join us in this dedicated and distraction free space to move forward on existing projects or begin new ones.

Morning and afternoon sessions will be available. These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to consult with colleagues to:

  • explore the literature for new articles or to support an existing research project
  • troubleshoot your methods with fellow participants
  • design your research timeline
  • begin preparing your Institutional Review Board proposal
  • put together figures and charts
  • work on writing up your results

We will be recruiting people to speak on various topics. If you have experience in research and would like to be a moderator for one of the retreat sessions, please contact Margaret Hoogland.  Fellows from the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) are encouraged to participate.

Mark your calendars! 

Join us in Milwaukee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association where you will have the opportunity to discover, connect and collaborate with your colleagues.

The conference will be held in Milwaukee, Oct. 4 – 7, 2019. Mark your calendars! 

Our keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec, RN, MA, aka the Comic Nurse.  Our social event will be dinner and  exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum®, a Milwaukee  icon.