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The New Members Business Meeting will be held on Sundayk May 15, 2010, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., M100G - Minneapolis Convention Center

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MLA Rising Stars .

When & Where: Monday, May 16, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 101B - Minneapolis Convention Center

About the Session:

The MLA Emerging Leaders Task Force will present a review of the MLA “Rising Stars” leadership development pilot program, including presentations by rising stars:

  • Karen Hanus, AHIP, assistant director, Libraries, Medical College of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

  • Emily Hurst, technology coordinator, HAM-TMC Library, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center–Houston

  • Rex Robison, informationist, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

  • Robert Johnson, research librarian, Nursing, Science Library, University of California–Irvine, concerning their projects.

Tips for First Time Conference Attendees! new logo
If the 2011 Annual Meeting is your first conference please review MLA 11 Tips for First Timers & New Attendees. These tips will help you maximize your time and get the most of your first conference experience.

Mark Your Calendars! - Colleague Connection
Is this your first MLA meeting? Not sure what to attend? Need someone to show you the ropes? Or do you want to help a member maneuver MLA’s annual meeting? Then sign up for the Colleague Connection. This popular networking program pairs a first-time attendee with an experienced member. Once assigned, the pairs work out their own meeting schedules.

If you signed up for Colleague Connection, sign up to attend the New Member/First-time Attendees Program and Breakfast, Sunday, May 15, 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. (see the MLA '11 registration form). Shortly after signing up to attend the breakfast, you will receive an official invitation via email.

Join the MLA' 11 Conference Community
The conference community is a way for conference attendees to reflect, connect, and interact with both the content and one another. Members are encouraged to be active participants and to contribute content before and during MLA '10.

You're Invited! - New Members/First-time Attendees Program & Breakfast
Sunday, May 15 from 7:00 a.m.–9 a.m. Ticketed event, see the registration form.

Is this your first MLA annual meeting? Would you like to meet MLA leaders? Then join the MLA Membership Committee for its annual New Members/First-time Attendees Program and Breakfast. This ticketed event will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 7:30. To receive a free ticket to this event, please check the box on the registration form. Email invitations will be sent before the meeting. You must RSVP to gain admittance.

New Members Column in MLA News!
From May 2006 - MArch 2008 issue, MLA News published a quarterly column featuring issues relevant to new MLA members and new librarians. Read the previous issues:

  • Plant Your Garden: Reflect, Reset, Strategize, and Revive!, March 2008
  • First-career Librarians: Share and Learn, January 2008
  • Network! Network! Network! August 2007
  • Getting the Most Out of MLA 2007!, May 2007
  • Bring Out the Leader in You!, March 2007
  • Power Boost Your Membership by Getting Active!, January 2007
  • Finding Your First Professional Position, August 2006
  • New Special Interest Group Forms, May 2006
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