Call for Papers and Posters

The Program Committee invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the joint Midwest Chapter MLA and HSLI Conference to be held October 5-8, 2013 in East Peoria, Illinois.  The conference theme is “Navigating a River of Information”.   We encourage you to take a literal or figurative (use your fertile imagination) approach to our theme.  You can highlight various topics such as teaching or education, administration, practical problem-solving, document collaborative efforts or outreach activities, describe innovative programs, or report on research in librarianship, resources or services.

Concurrent contributed papers will be presented on Sunday October 6, 2013 from 11am-12pm and on Monday October 7, 2013 from 10:30am-11:30am.

The posters will be presented Sunday October 6, 2013.  They will be available for viewing from 10am – 5pm with presenters present from 4pm-5pm.

For contributed paper proposals and poster proposals submit an abstract no longer than 250 words describing your paper or poster.

  • Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address on all submissions.
  • Email your abstracts to Linda Feinberg (
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday May 24th before the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Notifications of paper and poster acceptance will be made by early-mid June.

The Midwest Chapter Professional Practice Committee is again awarding monetary prizes to the best RESEARCH papers and posters.  Look for more information soon about applying.


Our Wonderful Speakers!

We are so honored to have Michelle Kraft and Sarah Houghton as Midwest MLA 2013’s speakers. It’s going to be great to have such knowledgeable librarians with us this year.

This is post is just the trailer. For full information on who these awesome speakers are, check out their bios on our Featured Speakers page.

Midwest MLA 2013 is in East Peoria, IL Oct 4-8, 2013. Don’t miss it!

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Midwest MLA 2013 is in East Peoria, IL Oct 4 -8, 2013.  See you there!

Welcome to Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting 2013!


You’re invited to the Midwest Annual Chapter Meeting 2013 in East Peoria, IL from October 4 – 8, 2013.

The theme of this meeting is Navigating a River of Information.

Continue to check back for information about the Midwest Annual Chapter 2013. We’re looking forward to seeing you by the river!

For information and registration on the Midwest Annual Chapter Meeting 2012 in Rochester, MN, go to the 2012 Meeting website.