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  • 16 Jun 2015 9:34 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    Registration for the MCMLA 2015 annual meeting is now available!  This year’s meeting (Virtual Connections: Wherever you are, you’ll be there!) will be a virtual conference, and the Planning Committee is excited to offer the meeting to you in this format.  Information about the virtual meeting is available at http://mcmla.org/event-1923618, and you can begin the registration process from this site as well.  The registration fee is $125 for early registration (through September 8, 2015), $150 for late (after September 8th) and non-member registration, and $100 for Emeritus & student member registration.  In addition, if several people plan to attend & view the meeting as a group, there will be a Group Registration option available (the fee for this is $500). 

    To begin the registration process:

    ·         Click the Register button at the above link.

    ·         At the following screen, enter your email address and security check code. 

    ·         Select your registration type.  If your email is in our database, you will have the option of logging in, which will automatically fill in most of the contact information on the following screen.

    ·         Enter or update your contact information.  If you are doing a Group Registration, enter the names and email addresses of the people in your group in the last box on the form.                                   Sample screenshot of the Group Registration contact information box.                              

    ·         Review your information, then click the Confirm button.

    ·         At the next screen, either click the Pay online button to pay via credit card, or click the Invoice link to print your invoice and mail it, with your payment check, to the Executive Secretary.                                 Sample screenshot of the registration payment options.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by clicking on this link.  On behalf of the Registration Committee for the MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting, we thank you for joining us on this new adventure!

    Best wishes,

    Tracey Hughes.

    (Member, Registration Committee, MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting)


  • 12 Jun 2015 1:09 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following reminder and update comes courtesy of Timmi Johnson, chair of the Research Committee.)

    This is a reminder that abstract submissions for papers and lightning talks for the Virtual Connections meeting are due Monday June 15th

    Please submit your proposal by completing the Web form available here.

    Paper and Lightning Talk abstracts will be due on June 15, 2015 Submissions need to include:

    -Title

    -Author(s) and affiliation(s)

    -Abstract: Paper abstracts should be limited to 250 words and lightning talk abstracts should be limited to 4 sentences.

    -Is your submission a research project?

    -Is your submission a paper or a lightning talk?

    Papers should be 10-12 minutes in length and lighting talks no more than 5 minutes.

    Please contact Timmi Johnson (Timmi.Johnson@usd.edu) with any questions.

    Alternative link to the web form: http://goo.gl/forms/LFO80LRens

    Thank you,

    The Research Committee


  • 12 Jun 2015 1:03 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Melinda McClure, member of the Membership Committee.)

    Greetings!

    The MCMLA Membership Committee invites you to consider becoming an MCMLA mentor or mentee. Mentoring is a great way to share expertise and interests! We request a minimum commitment of just one year, but mentors and mentees determine between them how frequently, and around what topics, they'd like to communicate.

    You can learn more about the Mentoring Program, and indicate your interest, via the mentor/mentee form located at http://www.mcmla.org/mentorprogram (login to view), or by emailing Kristy Steigerwalt, MCMLA Membership Committee Co-Chair, at steigerwaltk@umkc.edu.

    Kind regards,

    Merinda McLure


  • 05 Jun 2015 4:57 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    I know, finally! Read it here.


  • 28 May 2015 10:12 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Timmi Johnson, Research Committee chair.)

    Reminder Abstract Submission due June 15th

    Please submit your proposal by completing the Web form available here.

    Paper and Lightning Talk abstracts will be due on June 15, 2015 Submissions need to include:

    -Title

    -Author(s) and affiliation(s)

    -Abstract: Paper abstracts should be limited to 250 words and lightning talk abstracts should be limited to 4 sentences.

    -Is your submission a research project?

    -Is your submission a paper or a lightning talk?

    Please contact Timmi Johnson (Timmi.Johnson@usd.edu) with any questions.

    Alternative link to the web form: http://goo.gl/forms/LFO80LRens

    Thank you,

    The Research Committee


  • 27 May 2015 11:33 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Gwen Wilson, Education Committee chair.)


    Calling all Sages!! Broadcast your knowledge as a presenter at the Symposium of Sages CE during the MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting on October 9, 2015.

    If you are not familiar with a Symposium of Sages, it consists of a series of presentations contributed by experts in the defined subject area of the symposium topic, followed by an interchange of opinions among symposium participants. Participants will receive MLA CE credit for attending and participating in the symposium.

     

    We are looking for 3-4 librarians who will share their professional tips and tricks. Each instructor will give a short presentation on a topic. We are asking for people to submit a proposal to be a presenter during the Symposium of Sages. The overall topic for the 2015 Symposium of Sages is “Do-able solutions for marketing your library services & reaching your stakeholders.”

                Example topics:

                            -Dashboard to show statistics

                            -Promote library value

                            -Best practices for effective reports to communicate your/library value

    Presentations will be 10-15 minutes, depending on number of presenters. 

    In your proposal discuss the following:

    • ·         Title/defined topic specific for your presentation
    • ·         Statement of showing how the presentation fits within the overall topic
    • ·         Targeted audience
    • ·         Intended benefits for participants

    Please submit proposals to Gwen Wilson at gwen.wilson@washburn.edu.

    Proposals are due end of business day Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

  • 29 Apr 2015 11:01 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Timmi Johnson, Research Committee Chair.)

    We are just over 5 months away from the MCMLA Virtual Connections Meeting October 8th and 9th, 2015.

    Do you have a project or program you have been working on?

    Would you like to share it with your fellow MCMLA members?

    Paper and Lightning Talk abstracts will be due on June 15, 2015.

    Submissions need to include:

    -Title

    -Author(s) and affiliation(s)

    -Abstract: Paper abstracts should be limited to 250 words and lightning talk abstracts should be limited to 4 sentences.

    -Is your submission a research project?

    -Is your submission a paper or a lightning talk?

    Please watch for submission details in the coming weeks.

    Thank you,

    The Research Committee


  • 16 Mar 2015 11:20 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes from Timmi Johnson, Research Committee chair.)

    MCMLA Virtual Connections will be October 8th and 9th

    Start planning your papers and lightning talks for our first ever virtual meeting!

    Have you been working on a project or program, conducting research? Share it with your colleagues.

    Watch for more details about submission instructions and deadlines in the coming months.

    Please note that there will be no posters at this year’s meeting.

    Thank you,

    The Research Committee

  • 05 Mar 2015 9:46 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Barb Jones.)

    One of the membership requests coming from the Quint meeting in Denver last fall was to have a class or discussions on handling office politics.  In response to your request, we are starting a new book club discussion group.

    The book club discussion group on the book "It's All Politics: Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough" by Kathleen Kelly Reardon is starting on Tuesday, March 10.  The club will meet in Adobe Connect (web meeting.nih.gov/barb ) from 2-3 CT, 1-2 MT for four weeks ( March 10, 17, 24, 31).  The discussion will be led by Darell Schmick, Research Librarian at the Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah and Barb Jones, Library Advocacy and Missouri Coordinator.

    We all deal with politics in our jobs.  Some days it is a pleasant experience, other days it is like walking through a minefield.  Come join us and explore ways to handle political situations and position yourself and your library in a favorable light!   If you have any questions, please contact Barb Jones (jonesbarb@health.missouri.edu).

    I hope to see you all there!

    Barb

  • 27 Feb 2015 12:18 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes from Gwen Wilson, Education Committee chair.)

    The MCMLA Education Committee is working on planning continuing education topics for 2015 and we need your help. Please take a few moments to answer this 10 question survey to help us determine time, format, and potential CE topics.

    You can access the survey by the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3S62P6C

    The survey will be open until March 3rd.

    Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to respond to this survey.

    Best,

    Gwen

    Education Committee Chair

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