Archives for October 2013

Welcome to Chicago!

Chicago is an ideal place for a conference. Chicago is a fun, vibrant, and energetic city with friendly residents, beautiful landscapes and lively culture. The Local Area Committee (LAC) is excited to be hosting guests in Chicago for Building Our Information Future.

We will be posting information about Chicago as the conference approaches so continue checking the blog! Subscribe to RSS feed to stay up to date.

Same Hotel, New Look

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago’s Loop and you can already make reservations.  While this is this same location as the previous conferences, the Hyatt has a brand new look. It has recently updated its interior including a renovated lobby with interactive conference center maps. The LAC also tested wifi connection throughout the conference center with success!


Chicago’s cityscape is an impressive combination of natural lakefront and towering skyscrapers.  Chicago’s lakefront is beautiful all year around, but particularly inviting during the the spring and summer. It is easily one of the best things about Chicago.

Chicago Lakefront look South toward the Museum Campus - Oct 2013

Chicago Lakefront look South toward the Museum Campus – Oct 2013

The lake front is steps from the Hyatt. Walk straight out the doors and keep heading east.

Chicago is visually impressive but the city offers something to suit everyone’s tastes.Chicago has booming culture of art, fine arts, architecture, sports, music, museums, and food (and drink). We’re the home of the blues, the first skyscraper, two baseball teams, SUE (from A Night at the Museum), 2013 Stanley Cup, and so much more. You can easily explore Chicago through the elevated “subway”, the EL.

Keep checking the blog! There will be more information about landmarks, events, activities and life in Chicago as the conference approaches.

See you in Chicago!

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Submit Your Abstracts Now! MLA 2014 Deadline is November 1

Quick reminder: abstract submissions for MLA 2014 Building Our Information Future are due next week Friday, November 1.

Learn more and send your submission

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Apply and Nominate for MLA 2014 Grants and Awards!

A number of awards, honors, and scholarships are available to recognize our outstanding colleagues, support members and students with scholarships, and get financial support for meeting attendance. Deadlines are approaching soon, so nominate someone for an award or apply for a scholarship today!

Each year, members of the Medical Library Association honor individual achievements of high order in specific areas of librarianship. Nominations are invited for some awards; for others, qualified individuals may submit papers. Nomination forms and applications for awards are listed on the MLA Awards and Honors page; the deadline is November 1, 2013.

Grants and Scholarships
MLA grants and scholarships are awarded each year to support meeting attendance, research, continuing education, and the education of library science students. The September 2013 issue of MLA News provides info on the available grants and scholarships for 2014. The MLA Grants and Scholarships Committee is now accepting applications, due by December 1, 2013, except where exceptions are listed in the article.

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