Pacific Northwest Chapter
of MLA

PNC/MLA 2022 Virtual Conference

The PNC/MLA 2022 Virtual Conference will be held Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st:

  • October 20th from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT
  • October 21st from 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PDT; **Note change in start time!

Registration is now closed.




Thursday, Oct. 20th

 Noon - 12:30 PDT   Opening remarks
 12:30 - 1:30 PDT   Keynote: Alison Macrina, Health data privacy, patient's rights, and social justice
 1:30 - 1:45 PDT   Platinum Vendor Presentation: Elsevier
 1:45 - 2:00 PDT   Break
 2:00 - 2:05 PDT  Gold Vendor Presentation: LibLynx
 2:05 - 2:10 PDT  Gold Vendor Presentation: Covidence
 2:10 - 3:45 PDT

  Research/Quality Improvement/Program Presentations:  

  • Star Bradley, Mary Anne Hansen (Montana State University): Talking Circles: Targeted Outreach to Student Veterans to Better Understand and Meet their Library and Information Needs 
  • Pamela Pierce (Oregon Health & Sciences University), Naomi Bishop (University of Arizona), Jonathan Pringle (University of New Mexico): The Native Health Database: Equitable Access to Health Information 
  • Kathryn Vela, Lindsay Zamara (St Luke’s Health System): Transforming a Hospital Library Space to Meet Health System Needs 
  • Michelle Keba Knecht, Tiffany Follin (Florida Atlantic University): The Ins and Outs of FMLA: Navigating Extended Leave as Medical Librarians
 3:45 - 4:00 PDT   Closing remarks 

Friday, Oct. 21st

 9:15 - 9:30 PDT   Opening remarks
 9:30 - 11:00 PDT   CE: Jessi Van Der Volgen, How to Deliver Winning Webinars
 11:00 - 11:15 PDT   MLA Updates by Shannon Jones, President of MLA
 11:15 - 11:30 PDT   Break
 11:30 - 11:45 PDT   NNLM Update by Emily Hamstra, Assistant Director of Region 5 and John Bramble, Executive Director of Region 4
 11:45 - 12:15 PDT   PNCMLA Business Meeting
 12:15 - 12:45 PDT   Lunch
 12:45 - 1:00  PDT   Platinum Vendor Presentation: EBSCO
  1:00 - 1:05 PDT  Gold Vendor Presentation: Karger
 1:05 - 1:45 PDT

  Lightning Talks / Poster Presentations

  • Jan Kuebel-Hernandez, Irene Miller (Pacific Northwest University): Help Wanted: Instructional Design Librarian 
  • Dani LaPreze (University of Louisville): Data Management Training for Non-Data Management Librarians 
  • Dev Wilder (University of Washington): BIPOC Student Participation in Hands-On learning, Skill Enhancement, and Project Development for Data Services in Medical Settings 
  • Levi Dolan, Elizabeth Whipple (Indiana University): Diversity in Demographic Data: Lessons Learned from Exploratory Library Programming in Data and DEI 
  • Frances Chu (Providence Health & Services, University of Washington): Introduction to Implementation Science 
  • Karli Cotton (Providence Health & Services): Small Steps toward Sustainability: Creating Paperless Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Workflows
 1:45 - 2:00 PDT   Wrap up and closing statements

* Full Conference Programming Details:  2022 Virtual Conference Presentation Descriptions.pdf

** All times are PST/PDT

Details about the Keynote:

Alison Macrina, Founder & Executive Director of the Library Freedom Project

Health Data Privacy, Patient's Rights, and Social Justice

Description: Health data is incredibly vulnerable information in the connected age. Security flaws in digital health services are rampant, the politicization of health care puts patients at risk, and most people don't know what their health privacy rights are -- and misinformation is abundant. But librarians can play an important role in connecting people to reliable health privacy information. Alison Macrina, director of Library Freedom Project, will speak on data privacy issues in health and medicine, and what libraries can do to help educate patrons about health privacy and their rights. 

Information For Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum Sponsor- $1,000 USD (up to two slots available) 

*Platinum sponsorship is sold out

  • 10-15 minute time slot for dedicated vendor talking time
  • Vendor slide shown between conference presenters’ presentations

  • Logo on conference webpage

  • Conference attendee list will be provided

Gold Sponsor- $500 USD (up to six slots available)

  • 5 minute talking time slot before conference presenters’ presentations

  • Vendor slide shown between conference presenters’ presentations

  • Logo on conference webpage

  • Conference attendee list will be provided

Silver Sponsor- $250 USD (unlimited slots are available)

  • Vendor slide shown between conference presenters’ presentations

  • Logo on conference webpage

  • Conference attendee list will be provided

Sign up by October 1st to be a PNC/MLA sponsor!  

Click here for vendor registration.

Vendor logo submission form

Conference Planning Committee

Conference Chairs

Vendor Committee

Programming Submissions

Continuing Education


Promotion / Communications

© Pacific Northwest Chapter / Medical Library Association
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software