Attending Virtually


The conference will be conducted synchronously using Zoom software. Registered attendees will receive links and detailed login directions in advance of the meeting.

Zoom training is available for those users that would like an orientation to the software:

During the conference

  • Change your name in the Zoom meeting and add your pronouns
  • Mute yourself and turn your video off
  • Use the chat box for questions
    • Direct your question toward a specific speaker or all speakers. For example:
      • For Kelly G: Who were your partners in implementing the….?
      • All presenters: What in your background best prepared you to…?
  • View the live transcript via
    • Click the link at top left of the Zoom window. The live transcript will open in your web browser.
  • Share your thoughts on social media with #mcmwmla2020
  • Review our Statement of Conduct (below)
  • Contact with any questions or concerns


Zoom has embedded accessibility features, including closed captioning, and screen reader support. Please contact to discuss accommodations as needed.

Statement of Conduct*

The Midcontinental and Midwest Chapters of MLA Conference Planning Committee are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment for all conference attendees, presenters and affiliated partners. Therefore, all conference attendees should refrain from harassing others or creating a hostile environment on the basis of age, color, race, ethnicity, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion, military status or other group identity. 

If you feel uncomfortable or harassed, you witness any violations of this policy, or if you have any questions, you can contact the planning committee at:

We work to ensure our events are accessible, inclusive and welcoming to all. In order to give us time to make appropriate arrangements, please make all accessibility requests to the Midcontinental/Midwest MLA DEIA Conference Planning Committee at

Planning Committee


Susan Swogger

Elizabeth Frakes

Sarah Jane Brown

Liz Weinfurter

DEIA Committee


Merle Rosenzweig, University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library

Caroline Allen, University of Iowa Libraries


Jess King, University of Nebraska Medical Center

David Brown, Membership/Diversity & Inclusion/Wyoming Coordinator,

Mid Continental Region, NNLM

Anna Liss Jacobsen, Miami University Libraries


The Conduct and Accessibility Statements are adapted from Academic Library Association of Ohio, American Library Association’s Statement of Appropriate Conduct, Association of College & Research Libraries conference website on accessibility, Miami University OEEO Prohibition of Harassment and Discrimination MUPIM policy.