Submitted by Merle Rosenzweig, Chair, Planning Committee
The planning committee for the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) is excited to welcome you to our state for our conference on October 13 – 16, 2017!
Located on the banks of the picturesque Huron River in Ypsilanti (IP-SILL-ANN-TEE or Ypsi for short!), the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest will be your home for four days of learning, networking, and taking in the sights and sounds of fall in Michigan.
Here are just a few things to look forward to at this year’s conference:
- Friday, October 13 – Midwest Board Meeting. A “spontaneous” Happy Hour @ 5pm in the hotel bar for those arriving on Friday.
- Saturday, October 14 – A fascinating line-up of morning and afternoon CE courses and, finally, an opening reception to finish out the day.
- Sunday, October 15 – Keynote address, contributed papers, exhibits, and a Special Social Event.
- Monday, October 16 – Exhibits, posters, and business meetings.
This year’s keynote address features Curt Guyette, an investigative reporter for the ACLU Michigan. Curt has been recognized with numerous awards for his groundbreaking coverage of the toxic contamination of the Flint water supply, a public-health disaster that exposed the city of 100,000 people to lead poisoning for almost two years despite government officials insisting the water was safe. In 2016 he was named Michigan Journalist of the Year by the Michigan Press Association and awarded the Hillman Prize. His work has been recognized nationally on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, the radio program On the Media from WNYC, and the Columbia Journalism Review, and internationally by The Guardian newspaper.
For more information about the surrounding area, visit Ypsi Real.