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February 1998, Week 1


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Wumin Si <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 7 Feb 1998 10:50:37 -0500
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I agree with Doreen's comment on the high cost of the MLA CE courses. I
understand it takes a lot to prepare for those courses.  However, how
many medical librarians, especially those working in hospitals, would be
able to afford them?

Wumin Si
St. Peter's Medical center Library

Doreen Lewis wrote:
> Hi all
> As I sit reading my e-mail currency converter, I can not help but wonder
> how many Canadian health librarians look at this in conjunction with the
> wish to attend MLA. I would really like to attend as Philadephia is not
> that far away. However,like most hospital librarians,we cannot get
> funding when we are faced with the high cost because of the US exchange
> rate. In fact many of have no CLE funds at all.
> I have been wondering why,in the spirit of international co-operation,
> that there cannot be a reciprocal arrangement between MLA and CHLA so
> that we Canadians could get a more favourable rate to attend MLA? By the
> time one includes hotels,etc. it is pretty unreachable.I also just had a
> look at the CLE courses on the MLA site (WHICH I DO NOT LIKE AT ALL
> BY THE WAY) I got a further shock at those prices. I am sure that there
> must be others who agree.
> I hope something could come of this.
> Doreen Lewis
> Librarian
> Alexandra Hospital
> 29 Noxon Street
> Ingersoll,Ontario,Canada
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