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Come West and Explore as North Dakota hosts the MLA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting in Bismarck

By Sandi L. Bates
Reference and Instructional Librarian
Bismarck State College Library

North Dakota Come west and explore

Come West and Explore as North Dakota hosts the Medical Library Association Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting in Bismarck, October 10th-14th. Headlining the meeting will be Sally Gore, an embedded librarian and informationist, and Dr. Mark Graber, a national leader in the area of patient safety. Also joining us will be National Library of Medicine Deputy Director Betsy Humphreys. You’ve heard about the oil boom in North Dakota, now come to the conference and hear a panel of experts talk about the impact of the boom on healthcare.

The meeting will be held at the Radisson Bismarck Hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of a thriving downtown including the community’s finer independent dining establishments. Sunday evening enjoy perusing the state’s history in the North Dakota Heritage Center’s newly built and renovated spaces.Continuing education courses covering informatics for librarians, translational informatics, a guide to thriving in any institution, visual communication and systematic reviews have been planned. Three courses will be offered Saturday and two will be offered on Tuesday.

Due to North Dakota’s booming economy and Bismarck’s relative proximity to the oil boom territory we suggest you book your flights and rooms as early as possible. Flights fill quickly! With all the fall activities in the area there is a strong demand for rooms and transportation so begin your planning now. Request the Medical Library Association block of rooms from the Radisson Bismarck Hotel, 701-255-6000.

Stay updated by checking in frequently to the conference website: http://midwestmla.org/conference2014

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