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New Year, New MLA News
Mon January 16, 2017
Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is an opportunity many take for a fresh start, new beginning, or change in direction. I am excited to welcome you to this fresh start, new beginning, and [slight] change in direction for the MLA News!

Register now for MLA's webinar, "Flexing Your Powerhouse Librarian Muscles: The Foundations of Effective Project Management" to be held on January 31. Join Jamie Gray as she identifies preplanning strategies and key behaviors to move your project forward. #mlapowerhouselibrarian
Seattle is a city of neighborhoods. While Capitol Hill, Belltown, and Pike-Market are all quite interesting, if you have the opportunity then I suggest visiting Fremont. Fremont is located just north of the canal, and west of the University of Washington.

MLA ’17 attendees will be in the perfect location to explore the city of Seattle. Walking downhill from the convention center on Pike Street, you will come across the beating heart of Seattle’s waterfront: the Pike Place Market as well as the Craft's Market. Check out our shopping suggestions!
Are you ready? Calendar cleared and card in hand? Don't worry you have only a few more days to wait to register for MLA'17 in beautiful Seattle. Registration opens on January 16 and Preliminary Programs will be in your hot little hands in no time. Check out these justification tips, too!
Join your colleagues May 26 and 27 for the MLA ’17 continuing education (CE) courses in Seattle, Washington. These courses will provide health sciences librarians with a great way to explore new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession.
Hope Jahren is an intrepid researcher who embodies our meeting theme of Dream. Dare. Do. As a child and a young woman, she played and then worked in her father’s lab and dreamed of herself as a scientist. As a student and a young woman, she dared to explore her chosen research areas
Register now for MLA's webinar, "Searching with Ease: A Guide to Effective and Efficient Searches" to be held on February 8. Join Terry Jankowski, AHIP, FMLA as she explains how to translate search requests into strategies and identify the right steps and tools for the request. #mlaExpertSearch
Have you dreamed about ways you can participate more fully in MLA’s Annual Meetings?  Do you dare to volunteer in a way you may not have tried before?  Check out some of these opportunities!
Register now for MLA's webinar, "Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?" to be held on March 22. Join Barbara Folb as she explains the framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process. #mlaGreyLit
Looking forward to visiting Seattle for MLA 2017? Why not gear up for the conference by viewing a few movies set and filmed in the Emerald city!

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April 2017
Thursday, April 20 - Thursday, April 20, 2017
May 2017
Friday, May 26 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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