Midwest MLA 2013 is over and we on the planning committee hope everyone had a great time. Check some photo highlights from the Midwest MLA facebook page.
We would like to thank everyone who helped out, attended and spoke. Special thanks to our speakers, Michelle Kraft and Sarah Houghton, for coming and speaking to the Midwest Chapter. A great thank you to our planning committee members as well. Thank you for all your hard work!
Midwest MLA 2013 programming starts today! Check out the schedule and program on the conference program page.
I’m also happy to announce that there we have recruited a couple of bloggers who will be posting to ConnectMidwest about Midwest MLA 2013! Be sure to check the blog for their unique perspectives on attending this conference.
The Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet will take place in the Fond du Lac rooms A-C from 5:00-5:30 PM.
Linda Walton, President-elect of the MLA, will give a presentation for students and scholarship winners. M/M pairs can listen to the presentation or mingle in the other end of the space or go to the atrium and relax at the Manager’s reception for some personal conversation.
We have reports that travel on I-55 just south of I-80 (around Joliet) is difficult because of the construction. If you are driving from the Chicago area, please consider an alternate route. Note the slow areas on the map below.
This is a last minute call for bloggers and photographers (and tweeters) for Midwest MLA 2013! We’re looking for bloggers and photographers capture Midwest MLA 2013 from their unique perspectives.
Attendees with enthusiasm welcomed! No blogging or photography experience necessary.
It’s a great way to get involved with the meeting, chat with fellow librarians and involve who are sadly absent.
Interested? You can start getting involved right now at the Midwest MLA 2013’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/496997097005012/.
Add a comment, a picture and let us know you’re on your way!
Not feeling up to a full blog? Feel free to tweet along! You can follow
@MidwestMLA2013 and tweet #midwestmla2013.
Information about policies will be covered at a meeting on Saturday, October 5 at 4pm in Fond-Du-Lac A-C.
Contact Elizabeth Huggins at firstname.lastname@example.org in you’re interested!
The JUMP Simulation Tour is now full. Thanks to everyone who signed up!
Attention Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Conference attendees!
Mentors are needed for the Mentor/Mentee Program!
Great News! Response to the Mentor/Mentee program has been tremendous! So far I have 13 people who want to be mentees, but only 8 people who have volunteered to be mentors.
The Mentor/Mentee Program connects newer members or first-time conference attendees with returning, more experienced members at the conference.
Mentors benefit from the program in many ways. Here are just some of them:
- Expansion of your professional network
- Exposure to new ideas
- Viewing the conference from a fresh perspective
- Feeling a sense of satisfaction from helping someone grow professionally
Please search your hearts and check your schedules. If you are willing to share your experience and professionalism with someone new to Midwest Chapter/MLA or a first time conference attendee, please contact me as soon as possible:
Heather Klepitsch, Library Director
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and College of Nursing
Continuing Education course “Supporting Systematic Reviews: The Basics” on Tuesday, October 8, is full. Remember to sign up for the others before they’re full too! Check out the continuing education page a list and descriptions of the other courses still available.
The Mentor/Mentee Program connects newer members or first-time conference attendees with returning, more experienced members at the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Conference.
For Mentees, the program allows participants to:
• Ask questions about the meeting
• Meet new colleagues
• Build a professional network
• Discuss new ideas
• Maximize meeting time
For Mentors, the program benefits participants by:
• Expanding your professional network
• Exposing you to new ideas
• Allowing you to see the conference from a fresh perspective
• Conferring a sense of satisfaction through helping someone grow professionally
To register as a Mentor or Mentee, please indicate your interest on the conference registration form or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Please sign up by September 13, 2013 to ensure your mentor/mentee connection at the 2013 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Conference!