Pacific Northwest Chapter
of MLA

Call for Papers  

The Program Committee extends a call for paper, poster, and lighting talk abstracts for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Conference October 14, 15, and 16, 2018 at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, WA .  For more information regarding the conference, see our conference website at  

We invite proposals for paper presentations, posters/exhibits, and lightning talks. Contributed papers will follow a 10 minute presentation, 5 minute question format, to be presented on October 15th and 16th. Posters will be presented October 15th in the late afternoon, and will be limited in size to 3’ x 4’. Lightning talks are brief, 5 minute presentations and are an excellent fit for project updates, technology or service ideas, and spirited or controversial questions for the profession.   
Submissions should include a title, complete author and affiliation list, and an abstract of up to 500 words. Please indicate which author is presenting.  Use this link for submissions:  

Submissions deadline is Friday June 1, 2018.   

Notifications of acceptance will be made by Tuesday July 10, 2018.  

Contact with questions. 
This conference is an excellent opportunity for healthcare librarians in our region to come together and share their recent projects, solutions and best practices. Librarians from all health sciences libraries are encouraged to participate in this welcoming conference.   
The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) was established in October 1953 as a regional group, becoming an official chapter of MLA in October 1978. We are an organization of librarians and information professionals, promoting excellence in the delivery of health sciences information and committed to promoting professional excellence among health care information providers.  

Call for Panelists for the Future of Libraries program

We are currently seeking nominations for panelists for the 2018 PNC/MLA Annual Meeting Future of Libraries program in Spokane, WA!   

Submit your applications at  

The uture of Libraries Program will be held at PNC/MLA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. During the program, a moderator and several panelists will discuss trends and predictions about changes and developments within the field of health sciences librarianship. We value diverse perspectives on the panel from different types of libraries and individuals who can bring a fresh voice on future impacts in libraries.  

Deadline is June 1st, 2018. 

The PNC/MLA Annual Meeting Planning Committee will review each submission and select panelists based on their proposed topics, experience, and overall balance to the panel. Submission Guidelines can be found at 

Contact Kathryn Vela at or Electra Enslow at with any questions. 

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