September 29, 2017

Students: Apply for the MLA Scholarship!

A scholarship of up to $5,000 will be granted to a student entering an ALA-accredited library school or with at least one-half of the requirements of the program to finish when the scholarship is awarded in March. The award will be given to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship. The scholarship is announced at the annual meeting of the association, where the recipient will also receive a one-year student membership in the Medical Library Association and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

The application deadline is December 1, 2017. Please see the MLA website for details on how to apply.

September 18, 2017

67th SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Change is in the Air: Passion, Purpose, Possibilities

It is exciting to see everything coming together for our meeting!

Take a look at our CEs! Systematic Reviews: The Role of the Librarian (MLA), Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization, Leadership Considered: Refining and Defining Your Skills for Today and Tomorrow, and Measuring what Matters to Stakeholders.  Please see the conference website for more details.

Local attractions: Knoxville is only a about an hour drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg – it’s definitely worth taking some extra time to drive through Cades Cove and experience the beauty of an historic frontier settlement. Plus, don’t forget about all the mini golf courses and Dollywood!

The Hilton is easy walking distance to some of Knoxville’s finest restaurants and shopping, as well as right across the street from the main branch of the Knox County Public Library. Go ahead and look up menus for Yassin’s Falafel House (also across the street from the Hilton), Tupelo Honey CafĂ©, Nama Sushi, Tomato Head, Not Watson’s, Downtown Grill and Brewery, and Babalu Tacos and Tapas. Also, enjoy the Market Square Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 21!

Our banquet will be held at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: experience history, maybe shoot some hoops, and get ready to dance!  Our DJ is booked and ready to go, so send your requests to Michael or Cynthia

Make your reservations TODAY!

See you in Knoxville!

Your Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs, J. Michael Lindsay and Cynthia Beeler