2009 MLA Conference Programs

Looking for a great conference to go to this year?  ARLD is sponsoring a number of great programs at this year’s Maryland Library Association conference.

Here’s a look at what ARLD is offering in addition to the other excellent programs at the conference.

Look for registration information soon on the MLA website.

Wednesday May 13, 2009

* Pre-conference, 9:00 – 4:00:
Sure you can find any book, but can you find your story?
Improve your ability to promote your library to funders, executives, administrators, politicians and patrons by learning how to present a compelling story showing the importance of your library.

Presenter: Stephanie Garibaldi, SpeakEasyDC

Thursday May 14, 2009
*Session #1, 11:00 – 12:00:
From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Health Information for Librarians
Learn how to find health information on the web, and how to distinguish the good from the bad.

Presenter: Terri Ottosen, M.L.I.S.,
AHIP Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator
NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region
University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences & Human Services Library

* Session #2, 2:00 – 3:15:
Blog Like You mean It: Creating a Blog to fill an Information Need
Learn all about a new technology blog for librarians maintained by the Emerging Technology Librarians at Towson.

Presenters: Carrie Bertling, David Dahl and Carissa Tomlinson
Emerging Technology Librarians
Towson University

* Session #3, 4:00 – 5:15
Business Resources for the Literature Lover
Librarians are known to love books, but how many of our questions are about market share? Learn how to answer those questions effectively.

Presenters: Ray O’Keefe, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Shana Gass, Towson University, and Mandy Hackley, Blackwell Library, Salisbury University.

Friday May 15, 2009

* Session #1, 9:15 – 10:30
The Case of the Millenials’ Mysterious Searching Habits
A presentation based on original research on how the current generation of students search for information.

Presenter: Lucy Holman
Director, Langsdale Library

* Session #2, 11:00 – 12:15
Capturing the Elusive Government Document before it Disappears: The Chesapeake Project
Find out about an effort to catalog and preserve state government documents that are only published electronically.

Presenters: Mary Jo Lazun and Katherine Baer, Maryland State Law Library

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