MLA 2019 Annual Conference App – Now Available! Use the conference app to stay informed!
First, download the EventsXD app on your smartphone or tablet:
Launch the app, create an account, then browse for the 2019 Missouri Library Association Conference.
We want to meet you! Catch up with other librarians or make new connections! Also, if you are not sure if membership in the Missouri Library Association is right for you, this is a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of membership.
Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/MLAMeet
Meredith McCarthy, MLA Membership Chair
The premier center for the study of Missouri history and culture
Cape Girardeau Columbia Kansas City Rolla St. Louis Springfield
Standard Registration Ends Today, February 20
Register online now for the sixty-first annual Missouri Conference on History March 6-8 at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. The conference, hosted by the University of Missouri–Kansas City and Park University, brings together scholars, teachers, and other professional historians to share in the presentation of research, to exchange information on teaching and curriculum, to consider ways to promote the welfare of the profession and general interest in history, and to discuss other concerns common to all historians.
Standard Registration (2/13/19–2/20/19): $55 ea.
Late Registration (2/21/2019 or later): $65 ea.
Registration includes all conference sessions, an array of networking and evening activities, and additional events that invite attendees to experience and celebrate local history for a small fee. In 2019 the Missouri Humanities Council is offering a new program of financial assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students. Travel grants will cover the conference registration fee, lodging at the conference hotel, and up to $150 of additional related expenses. Learn more.
All presenters and participants must register for the conference.
Start networking with other history professionals now on social media by using #mchkc19!
As librarians, providing equitable access to all patrons should be a top priority. The patrons visiting our libraries should reflect the diversity of the communities we live in. Unfortunately, there are many populations that go underserved. How can we broaden our reach to better serve all our community?
Join us on Thursday, February 28 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, Open Doors: Reaching Underserved Populations, where we will explore methods and best practices for reaching an important part of your community.
Kicking off our conference is keynote speaker, Dr. Michele Villagran, consultant, presenter, and founder of CulturalCo LLC. Her keynote will explore how cultural intelligence makes a difference in the information profession and asks the question, “are you culturally competent?” Throughout the rest of the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of topics, with each time slot offering three different programming options.
Don’t forget, as a benefit of Amigos Library Services membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences!
Registration closes February 24!
For more information about this conference, contact Megan Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2896.
- Introduction to XML
- History of EAD
- Factors to consider when deciding to implement EAD at your institution
- Relationships between EAD, The General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)), and the principles stated in the Canadian-US Task Force on Archival Description (CUSTARD) Project
- The structure of an EAD document
- Assess whether EAD is appropriate for an institution
- Identify supporting archival standards for EAD
- Know structure of EAD
- Encode specific types of finding aid data into appropriate EAD elements
- Build a complete EAD instance using supplied finding aid data.
- Use supplied stylesheets to display EAD in HTML
- Students will, through four homework assignments, build a complete, well-formed and valid EAD instance.
Announcing the 2019 Annual Amigos Library Services Member Conference, “Untapped Potential: Discovering and Developing the Leader Within.”
Join us Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and discover how you can find and empower the leader within yourself and your staff!
This one-day conference gives librarians and library staff the opportunity to learn, share insights, and discuss best practices on leadership development techniques, strategies, issues and opportunities. The conference will consist of keynote speakers; concurrent break-out sessions; and the annual Amigos Member Business Meeting carried out by our leadership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Conflict & Collaboration
- Empowering Others
- Leading from Behind (or maybe Leading by Backing)
- Leadership Development
- Strategic Thinking
- Succession Planning
- Virtual Leadership
If you can speak on one of these topics, or have another topic in mind, please submit your proposal by March 6, 2019 at https://www.amigos.org/node/5574. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.
For more information about this conference, contact Tracy Byerly at email@example.com or 800-843-8482, ext. 2893.
SLRLN Tech Expo 2019!
Join us on the beautiful Logan University campus to learn new skills, hear about the use of technology in libraries of all types and connect with colleagues from throughout the area.
Wednesday, March 6th , 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Click here to register
Logan University Campus
William D. Purser, DC Center
1851 Schoettler Road
Chesterfield, Mo 63017
All attendees must register.
Payment by Credit Card or Check accepted. Registration deadline is March 1st.
The cost for members is $25 , $40 for non-members, and $15 for students.
Morning refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Please note: Logan University Purser Center is often chilly, we advise you to dress in layers. For information regarding inclement weather, please click here.
For more information, please visit the slrln.org website!
As of March 13, 2019, the Youth Services Unconference is full, registration is now closed. ~MLA Webmaster 20190319
Are you a new or newish public librarian? Are you experienced but starting a new position? Are you a student who wants to learn more about being a public librarian? It sounds like you could really use a mentor! Fortunately, the Public Library Community of Interest is putting together a mentoring program just for you! Mentors and mentees will be paired in January 2019.