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Save the date: 2011 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting

By Kacy Allgood, MLS
Reference Informationist
Indiana University
School of Medicine Library
Indianapolis, IN

Save the date!

You are invited to the 2011 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, October 8th-11th. The meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The conference hotel is located near the Circle Center Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts, the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA Hall of Champions, an IMAX 3D Theater, outdoor art and canal. Nearby dining includes the Oceanaire, Shula’s Steak House, St. Elmo’s Steakhouse, and much more.

For guests accompanying you to Indianapolis – Sunday, Oct 10th at 1pm, the Colts will play the Kansas City Chiefs at home.

Six continuing education courses are being offered. Topics include grant writing, copyright, mobile technology, electronic collection development, instruction design and e-science & data sharing.

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet with vendors on Saturday evening and throughout the day on Sunday. Then join us Sunday evening for the gala tailgate party at the interactive NCAA Hall of Champions.

Featured speakers for the conference are John Green, a New York Times bestselling author, and Margo Coletti, Director of Knowledge Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and current Chair of the Hospital Library Section of the MLA.

The call for papers has gone out! For contributed paper proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your paper. For poster proposals, submit a 250 word abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address on all submissions. Abstracts should be emailed to kkaneshi at or mailed to: Kellie Kaneshiro, Research Informationist, Indiana University School of Medicine, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, 975 West Walnut St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121.

The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2011. Notifications of paper/poster acceptance/rejection will be made by July 29, 2011

For more information on our guest speakers, continuing education, or the program, please see our website. Registration will open soon. Look for the announcement!

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