Plenary Session

MLA Business Meeting and Inaugural Address

Tuesday, May 7
9:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom CDEF (East Tower, Ballroom/Gold Level)

Presiding: Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, 2018/19 MLA President
Parliamentary Procedures can be found on MLANET

1. Welcome
2. Call to Order
3. Presentation of 2018/19 Board of Directors
4. Recognition of Retiring Directors
5. Recognition of Past President
6. Treasurer’s Report: Amy Blevins, Associate Director, Public Services, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine–Indianapolis
7. Executive Director’s Report: Kevin Baliozian
8. Annual Report
9. Announcement of Election Results
10. Presentation of 2019/20 Board of Directors
11. Presidential Transition
12. Resolutions
13. New Business
14. Call to Adjourn

Awards and Recognitions
• General recognition of volunteers: recognized by standing
• Annual Meeting Grants: recognized by standing
• Professional Development Grants: recognized by standing
• Scholarships: recognized by standing
• 2018/19 Rising Stars: recognized by standing
• 2019/20 Rising Stars: recognized on stage
• Written Works: recognized on stage
• International Awards: recognized on stage
• Achievement Awards: recognized on stage
• Research Fellowships: recognized on stage
• Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year
• MLA Section Project of the Year Award

Presidential Address
Julia Esparza, AHIP, 2019/20 President, and Head, User Education and Outreach Services, Medical Center Library, Louisiana State University (LSU)–Shreveport

Julia M. Esparza, AHIP

Head, User Education and Outreach Services
Medical Center Library
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, Louisiana

Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP is Head, User Education and Outreach Services and Associate Professor of Medical Library Science at LSU Health Shreveport. She was recently named the Stafford and Marianne Comegys Endowed Professor in Medical Library Science. She has written on health literacy in hospitals, providing clinical information at the point of care, works on answering questions for students and faculty, and helps plan innovative educational opportunities for students.


Send Email for Julia Esparza


MLA Business Meeting and Inaugural Address

Audio Slides Video

Attendees who have favorited this

Please enter your access key

The asset you are trying to access is locked. Please enter your access key to unlock.

Send Email for MLA Business Meeting and Inaugural Address