REMINDER: MAC/MLA 2021 Registration OPEN!

2021 MAC/MLA Annual Meeting

Pivot! Resilience and Unity in the Face of the Unknown

October 25-27

Online Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the 2021 MAC Virtual Meeting is now open! Make plans to join your colleagues online for a fabulous meeting in October. Our keynote speakers and topics will be Martin Garnar, Director, Amherst College Library – Removing Barriers: Meeting the Information Needs of Diverse Communities, Dr. Melanie Gainey & Dr. Huajin Wang, Carnegie Mellon University – The Rising Importance of Open Science and Open Data, and Dr. Kawanna Bright, East Carolina University – Privilege Layer CakeThere will also be papers, posters, exhibitors and networking opportunities.

Check out the MAC 2021 Meeting Website for more information. While the conference is virtual, the planning committee has chosen the Whova platform in order to maintain many of the extras of an in-person conference.  The conference will be closed captioned and accessible materials will be available on the conference platform in advance.

Online Registration
To register for the 2021 meeting, connect to

There are 4 separate registration events: MAC Member, Non-MAC Member, Student, and Exhibitor/Sponsor

Do I need to login to register?
If you are a MAC member, please login with the email address and password that you previously set via Wild Apricot so the system can properly classify your registration, apply the appropriate rate, and connect your registration with the member record. If you have not logged in previously, you will need to reset your password. Those who are not MAC members DO NOT have to login to register.

How much does it cost?
The Annual Meeting Planning Committee has worked hard to ensure that participants can attend the virtual conference for as little as possible, thanks to the generosity of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 1, the MAC Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and our exhibitors and sponsors. The registration price is $25 for MAC Members, $40 or Non-MAC members and $10 for Students. There will also be optional CE opportunities taking place October 18-20 for $20 per CE for any attendees. CE spots are limited. Note that registration is required for access to the conference platform.

How are payments collected?
Credit card payments for registration are processed using the Pay Online option. The charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to MID-ATLANTIC MED LIBRAR. Confirmation and receipt emails are generated after completing the registration process.

If you want to pay by check, please use the Invoice me button and you will receive an invoice via email. Print the invoice and send it along with a check (payable to MAC/MLA) to  Layla Heimlich, MAC Treasurer, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Health Sciences Library, Room 2A-43, 110 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010.

What happens if I cancel?
You may “cancel” your registration at any time before you “confirm” it. If you don’t complete the process, you will get a pop up message that your registration is pending. At that point, you will have the option to cancel or login and complete the process.  If you want to cancel after you have confirmed, you will need to contact Beverly Murphy ( or Brianna Chatmon (, Registration Co-Chairs, or Lynn Eades, Membership Database Manager ( to be cleared from the system.

Remember to renew your MAC membership!

Questions?  Please contact:

Beverly Murphy or Brianna Chatmon


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