Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Call for Papers and Posters: 2011 Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the MLA Annual Meeting

The Contributed Papers and Posters committees of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) invite you to help us "Capitalize on our Strengths" by sending your proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2011 MAC MLA Annual Meeting in Richmond, Virginia from October 10 through 12, 2011 at the Omni Richmond Hotel in downtown Richmond. Papers and posters may range from innovative program descriptions to reports on collaborative outreach activities to behind the scenes technical innovation, from hospital library to academic library to special library. The new MAC Research & Assessment Committee is especially interested in learning about research in librarianship that might benefit from a grant, so we are encouraging presentations on research activities. Contributed paper and poster topics are as unlimited as your imagination, talents, and creativity can devise. There will be two contributed paper and two poster sessions:

  • Contributed papers will be presented on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 10:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. and Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

  • Poster sessions will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 10:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Each poster should have one person available during the session it is presented.
For both paper and poster abstracts, please submit a blinded abstract as well as your regular abstract. For contributed paper proposals, submit a 300 word abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. The abstract should be sent to:; or Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Center Librarian, Community Health Education Center, 1200 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298-0582. For poster proposals, submit a 300 word abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. The abstract should be sent to:; or Margaret Henderson, Research & Education Librarian, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, 509 North 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23298-0582. Abstracts are due June 15, 2011. Use of a structured abstract is encouraged. For more information on writing a structured abstract, please see MLA's Research Section's "The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers." If your paper or poster describes a research project, please let us know, and if possible, let us know what type of research. For information on how to classify research, see "Inventory of Research Methods for Librarianship and Informatics," published in the January 2004 issue of Journal of the Medical Library Association and available at PubMed Central. Please also consult the MLA Style Manual for guidance on style, spelling, and grammar.

2011 MAC/MLA Annual Conference

Please Save the Date! October 10 – October 12, 2011 2011 Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association’s Annual Conference

Capitalize on Our Strengths

Omni Richmond Hotel Richmond, Virginia

Conference Registration Early bird registration is $200 by 09/02/2011; $250 after 09/02/2011 Conference Schedule CE classes and the Welcome Reception will be held on Monday, October 10. The meeting program will take place on Tuesday, October 11 – Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Lodging for the Meeting The deadline for making hotel reservations at the conference rate is September 19, 2011. The conference rate is $129/night plus tax and $10/night for valet parking for those staying overnight in the conference hotel. Alternate parking opportunities will be available for individuals not staying in the conference hotel. Make your hotel reservations online at: The official conference website will be available in April 2011. For more information, please contact Shannon Jones @, or Barbara Wright @

Friday, March 4, 2011

Candidates for 2012 Board of Directors Announced

For President-Elect:
David Cappoli, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca.
Deb Hunt, Information Edge, San Leandro, Ca.

For Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect
Constance Ard, Answer Maven, Louisville, Ky.
Debbie Schachter, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, Canada

For Division Cabinet Chair-Elect
Ann Koopman, Thomas Jefferson University, Broomall, Pa.
Catherine Lavallée Welch, University of South Florida Polytechnic, Lakeland, Fl.

For Director (two positions)
Marilyn Bromley, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Alexandria, Va.
Hal Kirkwood, Purdue University, West Lafayette, In.
Jane Macoustra, Tai-Pan Research, Surrey, United Kingdom
Chris Zammarelli, ATSG, Arlington, Va.

For more information check out the SLA press release at