November 2015

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-Terence O'Neill, Communications Chair

MI-ALA Calendar

Board Meeting
November 20th, 2015

Board Meeting 
December 4th, 2015

Information Literacy and Instruction IG Meeting
Michigan State University
December 11, 2015

Board Meeting
December 18th, 2015

Information Literacy and Instruction Interest Group Meeting at MSU 12/11

The Information Literacy and Instruction Interest Group of MI-ALA is having an open meeting at Michigan State University on December 11 at 2 pm. If you'd like to attend, or have any questions, please contact Teague Orblych at

Call for Proposals: Inaugural MI-ALA Conference

Inaugural MI-ALA Conference
May 12 & 13, 2016
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

You are invited to Central Michigan University for the inaugural MI-ALA conference to showcase your innovations in library science. We are excited to see how librarians across the great state of Michigan are harnessing their vision to shape the future of libraries in Michigan.

We are interested in proposals on topics in every area of librarianship that address the issues critical to academic libraries. We welcome proposals that explore the present and the future of academic libraries:

·  Collections, 

·  Staffing, and 

·  Services

Broad participation is encouraged from librarians, staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges).  

Proposals for 45-minute long presentations can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, December 4, 2015. The primary contact for proposals will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and decisions on proposals will be communicated to the primary contact by Friday, January 15, 2016. Regardless of the decision on a proposal MI-ALA encourages you to attend the conference.  Poster session proposals may also be submitted if your presentation proposal is not accepted.  

Find out more information about the conference here:

Submit a presentation form here:
Find out more information about this exciting new organization here:

_Former Monthly eNewsletter - November 2015