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“Five Reasons to Attend MLTW 2017” by Pat Alderman

1) Overall Theme: Moving Forward: Exemplary Service and Leadership

If we don’t provide relevant, quality services, our patrons will go to someone else. Libraries can lead, follow, or get shoved out of the way. Find some new tricks about leadership or how to provide meaningful services to the communities we serve.

2) Tuesday, 5 December: Exemplary Service

Vendors! Listen to the vendors in the “Two Minute Spot” and learn what exemplary services they can help you provide. Talk to them to find out how to maximize the products or services you already own.

3) Wednesday, 6 December: Innovation/IT

Have you heard of the cloud, SAS [Software as a Service], or some other form of cloud-speak? Did you know that FedRAMP [the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program] has to approve any cloud service you may want to implement? Come hear John Hamilton provide a FedRAMP overview.

4) Thursday, 7 December: Leadership and Management

Attend the poster sessions to see what other libraries are doing well, or hear a panel of current and former library directors talk about what some of their leadership travails and solutions have been.

5) WIIFM What’s In It for Me

You won’t know unless you register and attend. Click here for more info about MLTW:

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“MLTW Is Right Around the Corner” by Pat Alderman

Do you like…

  • to meet new people,
  • learn new things,
  • talk to vendors,
  • find out what is new at FEDLINK, and
  • listen to inspirational Keynote speakers without having to leave your hotel?

Then the Military Libraries Training Workshop may be the conference / workshop for you.

Tuesday, 5 December

8:30 – 9:15 Keynote Speaker – Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project

Wednesday, 6 December

8:15 – 9:00 FEDLINK Update – Isabella Marqués de Castilla

Thursday, 7 December

8:15 – 9:30 Trends and Tools: Relevant Trends from the Greater Library Field – IMLS Staff

For more information, visit

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“Size Matters–Sometimes Bigger is not Better” by Pat Alderman

If you have ever been to a huge conference like ALA Annual, it is easy to get lost in the crowds: general sessions, exhibit halls, and popular sessions. Although SLA is smaller and more manageable, imagine a conference or workshop where you can actually meet everyone:

– the other attendees,

– the conference planners and DMIL (Military Libraries Division) board members,

– vendors, and

– potential new friends and/or contacts from library school volunteers to seasoned professionals to still-involved retirees.

The Military Libraries Training Workshop may be just right–3 days of on-target programming, 2 -1/2 days of personal time with vendors, fantastic speakers, local dine-arounds AND below-per diem hotel rates.

Military Libraries Training Workshop (MLTW) December 5th through 7th, 2017

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