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The MLA Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration Deadline is quickly
April 9th is just around the corner!
Now is the time to register for the meeting and your continuing education
Don't forget the meeting symposia! There are two symposia being
hosted this year.
Library Partnerships - Powerful Connections
1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
4 MLA contact hours
Learn how to effectively join forces with diverse groups and partners to
advance the shared goal of "quality health information for
all." Discover successful and very different partnership
projects, including the challenges, benefits, and pitfalls, and
establishment and management techniques. Explore partnership issues
and strategies for resolving partnership problems. Learn about funding
solutions from foundation, federal, state and local funding sources.
Partnering projects with community-based clinics, public schools, public
libraries, nonprofit organizations and with other libraries
Hospital Conversion Foundations
How partnerships create new opportunities
Small group activities include:
Identifying potential partners
Developing a shared vision and goals
Negotiating among partners
Leveraging the Web: Providing Innovative Health Information
Friday, May 26
9a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6 MLA Contact Hours
Learn to use new technologies and knowledge based information resources
to create web portals. Find the easy access to needed resources and
build site tolls to increase value. Plan and create an organized,
navigable web page and use Macromedia Fireworks to design it.
Recognize the difference between HTML and XHTML. Examine portals
and how they allow libraries to customize interfaces to Web
resources. Inquire into how intellectual property issues come into
play when designing a web site, and how to develop web based,
database-driven digital library services.
This symposium will include six, 3-hour training opportunities at various
skill levels to assist you with your skills so you can be involved in web
page and portal development.
*Introduction to Web Authoring
*Intermediate Web Design: From Design to Development
*Moving Toward XHTML
*Architecture and Maintenance Principles for Web Based Medical Library
*Does Your Web Site Violate Copyright?
*An Introduction to Developing Dynamic Digital Library Services with
Come and join your colleagues for these different, yet vital symposia,
and all of the other CE activities. For more information, check out the
2001 Preliminary Program, MLANET at
or contact Kathleen Gaydos Combs, coordinator of continuing education at
312/419-9094 x29 or [log in to unmask]
Kathleen Gaydos Combs
Coordinator, Continuing Education and Career Services
Medical Library Association, The Association of Health Information
Suite 1900, 65 East Wacker Place
Chicago, IL 60601-7298
Phone: 312/ 419-9094 x29
Fax: 312/ 419-8950
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For the most up to date information on continuing education, check out
"MLA: The Association of Health Information