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6/3/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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6/3/202012:00 - 1:00 pmSandra Standish

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6/5/20201:00 - 2:00 pm

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6/10/20201:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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6/17/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

Virtual membership meeting in June is in the works

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 Megan Badgley-Malone

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7/3/20201:00 - 2:00 pm

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians
July 15-17, 2020
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Please save the date (July 15-17, 2020) for the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians! This immersive 2 ½ day conference offers librarians an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp will strive to cultivate an ongoing learning community of librarians providing research support for scientists.  Whether you work with medical researchers, engineering undergrads, or physicists looking for the next nanoparticle, you’ll find something of interest at GLSBC 2020
Registration will open in Spring 2020.
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Contact Danny Dotson ( if you have any questions.

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 Danny Dotson

The MHSLA/MiALA Partnership Task Force cordially invites you to attend our first ever joint MHSLA/MiALA Pop-Up Conference! This will be an all virtual opportunity to meet and network with library colleagues across the state before our two associations host our joint conference in 2021! Registration is FREE for MHSLA and MiALA members!

When: Monday, July 27, 2020; 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (with 1 hour lunch break)
Where: Virtual via Zoom
What: Learn how academic, academic medical, and hospital libraries around the state are tailoring library services to meet the needs of our adult learners! 

Conference Highlights:
“Generational Learners” Continuing Education Course (worth 3 MLA CEs) Are you challenged dealing with the different Generations at work? Looking for a more effective way to bridge the gaps in the different generations in your work life? Generational Diversity will help you understand the mindsets of the different generations from Traditionalist to Gen Z and how you can bridge the gaps in understanding and expectations. 

The CE will be presented by Patrice Hatcher, Senior Leadership Development Consultant for McLaren Health Care. Pat is a Registered Medical Technologist and worked in the clinical laboratory at McLaren for 11 years. She is a certified facilitator for the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, Project Management Essentials, Situational Leadership and Inspiring Trust. These programs are a part of the McLaren Leadership Academy. She was awarded Platinum status in the Elite Trainer program from VitalSmarts 7 years in a row and counting.

Two Panel Discussions featuring panelists from both of our organizations!
  • Panel 1 “Teaching Learners at Different Education Levels” with perspectives from four librarians in the community college, undergraduate, graduate, medical, and resident levels. Learn about their varying teaching & assessment methods, lessons learned, and looking to the future:
    • Mary Beeker, MLIS, Librarian, Northwestern Michigan College Osterlin Library, Traverse City, MI
    • Mary Fitzpatrick, MLIS, Assistant Librarian, McLaren Medical Library, Flint, MI
    • Margaret Hoogland, MLS, Assistant Professor, Clinical Medical Librarian, The University of Toledo Mulford Health Sciences Library, Toledo, OH
    • Rebecca Renirie, MLIS, Assistant Professor, Distance Education, Biology and Engineering Librarian, Central Michigan University Libraries, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Panel 2 “Methods of Support for Adult Learning” How do we best tailor our services to accommodate different learners including through our collections, outreach, accessibility? 
    • Iris Kovar-Gough, MLS, Liaison Librarian to the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University Libraries, Lansing, MI
    • Barbara Platts, MLIS, Manager, Knowledge Management Services, Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, MI

Registration: This will now be an all virtual conference via Zoom!
  • MiALA/MHSLA Member: FREE, but registration required
  • Non-Member: $10

For more information and to register, visit the conference information page: Registration will remain open through Monday, July 13.

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7/27/202010:00 am - 2:30 pm

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