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Almost Heaven ... Exploring New Vistas: MAC 2008, Morgantown, WV
October 20 - 22, 2008


This year we'll be expanding our views of librarianship as MAC returns to the beautiful vistas of West Virginia. Plan now to come to an event-filled meeting as we explore the exciting new visions that the future presents to us in 2008.

Our meeting starts with a keynote address by Anne Cather, MD, who will discuss work-life balance, and continues with invited speaker James Cimino, MD describing the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE) project to link from hospital clinical information systems to online information resources.

We will continue with an exceptional slate of learning and networking opportunities. We'll hear from our leaders from NLM and MLA on their latest initiatives. A panel will discuss the greatest challenges librarians face. We'll offer a hospital librarian's symposium for the third year in a row, and add a new event: speed mentoring!

Events such as round table discussions will offer opportunities to compare experiences with your colleagues. You can also see what other MAC members have been exploring, in not just one or two, but three 45 minute poster sessions. And of course we'll have our always popular contributed papers.

Finally, don't forget to check out the roster of continuing education courses that cover topics from integrating Web 2.0 technologies to assessing information literacy.

The riverfront Morgantown setting offers easy access to restaurants and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors: a wonderful rail-trail is adjacent to the hotel, so bring your running shoes, bicycles, or rollerblades.

And then there is the best reason of all, taking the time to reminisce with old friends and to create new memories with colleagues you've just met.

Plan now to join us in Morgantown, West Virginia, where new vistas await!

Andrea Horne, MAC Chair
University of Virginia Health System
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Planning Committee

MAC 2008: Almost Heaven: Exploring New Vistas