President’s Message

Submitted by Karen L. Hanus, Midwest Chapter/MLA President 2018

Hello, Midwest Chapter/MLA! Where has the summer gone?  As I’m writing this, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s first year medical students are participating in their week-long orientation in preparation for their journey to become physicians.  Lots of their parents are visiting here too enjoying all that Milwaukee has to offer.  The most interesting part of orientation week is overhearing the current students talking with the incoming students regarding the library.  “The Librarians are so helpful!”  “It’s so great that we can come into the library any time of the day or night!”  “Bring a sweater or something– it’s cold in here!”  Well, you can’t please all the people all the time.

I hope we’re all gearing up for our annual conference in October.  The annual conference is truly a valuable experience for us to grow as professionals.  The Cleveland conference will be a fantastic meeting with lots of opportunities to visit with vendors, learn new skills, and network with colleagues.  Shake, Rattle, and Roll!

The Midwest Chapter/MLA Business meeting and lunch will be held during the annual conference on Monday at 12:30 PM.  If you will be attending the conference, please plan to attend. The Business Meeting is an opportunity for members to hear about progress directly from the board and committee chairs.  We’ll also show our appreciation for award and grant winners and hear about next year’s meeting. Prior to the meeting, we plan to post the reports from board members and committees on the web site for members to review.  Please feel free to bring questions about chapter business to the Business Meeting or contact any board member.

I want to thank you all for the opportunity to serve as your President this past year.  And I’d like to thank all the board and committee members for their help and dedication this year.  A professional association cannot run without the help of members who are willing to take leadership roles and I truly appreciate the time and effort that our leaders put in.

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