Spring Executive Board Meeting Invitation

All Midwest Chapter/MLA members are welcome to attend meetings of the Executive Board. Here are the details!

This is the place!

We will be returning to Indianapolis in my next door neighbor Hoosier State for our spring meeting on Friday, March 30 at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport. Business will be conducted in Ballroom A beginning at 9:00 a.m. and will be finished by 4:00 p.m.

Visualize the Executive Board hard at work in this meeting room!

If you would like to attend the Executive Board meeting, please R.S.V.P. to President Janna Lawrence janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu by Friday, March 23rd!

Welcome Reception

Meeting and Greeting

This evening a good time was had by all. The evening began with the Meet & Greet for mentors and mentees. Lots of great conversation. Then the action moved to the Exhibits area for the Welcome Reception with the vendors. There were sweet treats galore and door prize drawings. All good.

Indulge your sweet tooth!
Librarians love door prizes!

For more fun conference photos, check out Flickr photos tagged midwestmla11. And watch for more photos!

And we’re under way!

The Friendly Registration Staff

Welcome to Indianapolis! Conference 2011 is up and running! The CEs are in progress! We are looking forward this evening to the Welcome and Exhibitor’s Reception. The program says that I will be able to indulge my sweet tooth. Sounds like an excellent idea!

Welcome to the 2011 Midwest Chapter Conference

Presidential Update

I’m on the road again today! I just checked the weather forecast and it looks like it is going to be an absolutely fantastic next several days for the chapter conference in Indianapolis! I’m sure to see lots of lovely fall scenery in the bright sunshine as I drive across Ohio into the Hoosier State this afternoon.

For the past few days I’ve been working on getting things squared away for the chapter’s Executive Board meeting tomorrow afternoon. FYI, the officer and committee reports and the meeting agenda are already posted on the Agendas and Reports website page. Thank you Assistant Webmaster Brian!

ALL chapter members are welcome to attend the Executive Board meeting. So if you are going to be at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, please join us!

Midwest Chapter Fall Executive Board Meeting

ALL Midwest Chapter members are welcome to attend the chapter’s fall Executive Board meeting. The board will be meeting at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Ballroom 7 on the second floor beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011.

If you are interested in attending the Executive Board meeting as a guest, please send an RSVP e-mail to me (cleibfar AT kent DOT edu) by Tuesday, October 4th. I’ll have handouts and a seat ready for you!

I will be posting the Executive Board reports and meeting agenda on the chapter website early next week. Watch this space: http://midwestmla.org/business/.

Hope to see YOU in Indianapolis!

Clare Leibfarth, President
Midwest Chapter/MLA

Getting Ready for Conference Blogging!

The countdown has begun! It’s almost time for the 2011 Midwest Chapter Annual Conference! As you can see above, I’ve switched out our header photo for a lovely nighttime skyline shot of Beautiful Indianapolis.

There’s lots to see and do in Indy. And there is even an Official Indianapolis Travel Blog that you might want to check out for the latest happenings.

Call for Bloggers and Photographers

Over the past several years, we’ve been able to provide informative and entertaining coverage of our chapter conferences. And we would like to so so again. But we need YOU. Our volunteer bloggers and photographers are what it is all about. It is a great way to get to know your fellow chapter members and take your involvement in the conference to a whole new level. And, I must add, it is FUN! Really, you should do this.

So send me, your intrepid chapter president/blogger, an e-mail cleibfar@kent.edu right away!