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The MLA Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration Deadline is quickly approaching!

April 9th is just around the corner! 

Now is the time to register for the meeting and your continuing education activities! 

Don't forget the meeting symposia!  There are two symposia being hosted this year.

Register at

Library Partnerships - Powerful Connections
Wednesday, May 30       
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.

Topics include:
Partnering projects with community-based clinics, public schools, public libraries, nonprofit organizations and with other libraries Internationally. 
Hospital Conversion Foundations
How partnerships create new opportunities 

Small group activities include:
Identifying potential partners
Developing a shared vision and goals
Negotiating among partners
Project management

Leveraging the Web: Providing Innovative Health Information Services
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. 

Hands-on Courses:

*Introduction to Web Authoring
*Intermediate Web Design: From Design to Development
*Moving Toward XHTML


*Architecture and Maintenance Principles for Web Based Medical Library Portals
*Does Your Web Site Violate Copyright?
*An Introduction to Developing Dynamic Digital Library Services with Allaire ColdFusion

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 Professionals
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 MLANET at

"MLA: The Association of Health Information Professionals"