October 2016

Logo Voting

MI-ALA needs your help to choose our new logo! Follow this link and vote for up to two of your favorite logos. 

Mini-MiALA Conference, December 9 at UM-Dearborn {SAVE THE DATE!}

The Sections of the Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA) will host a “Mini-MiALA Conference” at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 9am-3pmBuilding on the momentum from our successful, inaugural conference, this mini-conference will encourage the sharing of insights and experiences through concurrent programs and provide an opportunity to network with our colleagues during lunch and afternoon meetings. Please save the date and share the news! Cost and registration details forthcoming.
 
The UX Section will sponsor two 45-minute programs at Mini-MiALA. If you are interested in presenting a program at this event, please fill out the Mini-MiALA UX Section Program Proposal Form and submit by Noon on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Selected presenters will be notified by Friday, October 21.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Christine Tobias at tobiasc@msu.edu of 517-884-0897.

MI-ALA 2017 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

MI-ALA 2017 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals
Making Connections: Academic Libraries, Communities, and Purpose
May 18-19, 2017
Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI
MI-ALA invites you and your colleagues to submit presentation proposals for the second annual conference to be held May 18-19 in Grand Rapids. Please consider sharing your innovations, creative endeavors, and practical solutions in librarianship. We welcome proposals in any topic related to academic libraries, including, but not limited to:

Administration
Assessment
Budgets
Collections
Critical Librarianship
Failures
Instruction
Leadership
Marketing
Partnerships/Collaboration
Programming
Technology
User Experience

Participation from librarians, library staff, LIS students, and administrators from all types of academic libraries is encouraged.

Proposals for 50-minute long (including Q&A) presentations and workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, December 12, 2016. 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 20, 2017.

Questions about proposals can be sent to Hazel McClure mcclureh@gvsu.edu or Cara Cadena cadenac@gvsu.edu. Questions about the conference in general can be sent to conference@miala.org. Learn more at the conference webpage
Monthly Newsletter - October 2016