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Early-Bird Registration for Midwest MLA / MHSLA 2017 Conference Ends Sept. 23

(via Miranda Shake, Health Science Librarians of Illinois President, on behalf of the Midwest MLA / MHSLA Publicity Committee)

Join us for “Pure Information”, the joint conference of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, Oct. 13 – 16, 2017. This conference, being held in Ypsilanti, MI, provides great opportunities to gain CEs, network with colleagues, and enjoy fun-filled evening events Saturday and Sunday!

Here are just a few things to look forward to at this year’s conference.

  • Friday, October 13 – Midwest Board Meeting. A “spontaneous” Happy Hour @ 5pm in the hotel bar for those arriving on Friday.
  • Saturday, October 14 – A fascinating line-up of morning and afternoon CE courses and, finally, an opening reception to finish out the day.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Keynote address, contributed papers, exhibits, and a Special Social Event.
  • Monday, October 16 – Exhibits, posters, and business meetings.

This year’s keynote address features Curt Guyette, an investigative reporter for the ACLU Michigan. Curt has been recognized with numerous awards for his groundbreaking coverage of the toxic contamination of the Flint water supply, a public-health disaster that exposed the city of 100,000 people to lead poisoning for almost two years despite government officials insisting the water was safe. In 2016 he was named Michigan Journalist of the Year by the Michigan Press Association and awarded the Hillman Prize. His work has been recognized nationally on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, the radio program On the Media¬†from WNYC, and the Columbia Journalism Review, and internationally by The Guardian¬†newspaper.

To learn more and register, please see the Conference webpage. Register by Saturday, September 23, for conference early bird rates, and book your hotel by September 21 to secure early bird rates at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.

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