Midwest MLA 2020 Program Book
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Meeting Information

Thursday, October 22


Katie Buehner, MWMLA 2020 Program Chair

1:15-2:00 pm

Researching the Negro Spiritual
Randye Jones, Grinnell College; Kathleen Abromeit, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Moderator: Katie Buehner

2:15-3:15 pm

Libraries in the Time of COVID-19: Open Discussion Forum
Mallory Sajewski, Interlochen Center for the Arts; Jason Imbesi, University of Michigan

Moderator: Katie Buehner

3:30-4:30 pm

Interest Groups

Cataloging and Metadata

5:00-6:30 pm

Midwest MLA 2020 Happy Hour

BYOB and BYOP (bring your own people and/or pets)

Friday, October 23


Interest Groups

Public Services


Coffee/Tea Break



Interest Groups

Technology, Archives, Preservation & Sound (TAPS)


Welcome and Business Meeting
Mike Duffy, MWMLA Chapter Chair

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1:45-2:15 pm

Circulating Sounds: Library Promotion and Outreach via Radio
Tom Caw, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Moderator: Paula Hickner


On the road to easier digital score acquisition
Kristi Bergland, University of Minnesota

Moderator: Paula Hickner


Student assistants as part of team-based metadata management during COVID-19 remote work
Treshani Perera, University of Kentucky

Moderator: Will Scharfenberger

4:00-5:00 pm

MLA Strategic Planning Task Force Focus Group
Chuck Peters, Indiana University

Moderator: Will Scharfenberger

Program Committee

  • Katie Buehner, Chair (University of Iowa)
  • Paula Hickner (University of Kentucky)
  • Will Scharfenberger  (Indiana University)