Thursday, May 11, 2017

Don't forget to sign up for the MOBIUS Conference in Columbia, MO!

MOBIUS invites you to attend the 2017 MOBIUS Annual Conference, June 5-7, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri! The MOBIUS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for all of us to network, share ideas, learn from our colleagues, and support our consortium. This year’s schedule relies on many of your colleagues as well as a track dedicated to the highly anticipated Innovative products being introduced this year to make up a diverse schedule that will keep you engaged and on top of the latest library trends and issues in the profession. Please plan to join us on Monday evening, June 5th as we kick off this year’s conference with a MOBIUS Welcome Reception! We will follow this up with the very popular ‘Dine Arounds’ at various local Columbia restaurants for dinner. Please note that If you choose to participate in this event, you will need to indicate this during online registration!
 Transportation will be provided once again thanks to Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Tuesday, June 6th will be a full day of sessions and exhibits including five tracks that will help to focus your conference experience. Lastly, you’ll have the chance to attend one of two training sessions Wednesday, June 7th. You will have a unique opportunity to participate in the Management Development Institute’s workshop on ‘Engaging Millennials at Work.' The second training workshop is another full-day workshop entitled, ‘ERM and Knowledge Base by Innovative.’ To register for one of these workshops, simply add the one you would like to attend to your schedule on Space is limited and slots will fill up fast for these workshops, so please register soon! Conference registration is now open until June 4th. As in past conferences, registration is at no cost to Missouri library employees and hotel rooms will be paid for by the LSTA grant. However, attendees are encouraged to share a room with another conference attendee. If the roommate is working in a Missouri library, the total cost of the room will be paid using LSTA funds. If an attendee does not want to share a room, or chooses to share a room with someone who is not attending the conference (such as a family member), they will have to pay for half of the total room cost. The conference rate for rooms is $105.85. Funds are limited for rooms, so call and reserve a room as soon as possible. 


To register for the conference, please visit <> and follow the "Register" link in the top menu which will take you to Eventbrite for registration. Once there you will click the big green 'Register' button, and fill out the short form on the following page. Please read these pages because there is valuable information about room sharing and the potential costs to you if you choose not to have a roommate. After you've made it through the registration process, you will be taken to - a tool for checking out the conference schedule and choosing the sessions you would like to attend. Although it isn't strictly necessary to sign up for the majority of sessions, we recommend you do so. **IMPORTANT**Certain choices have a "Limited" tag next to their name. These sessions have a maximum capacity and if they fill up before you get there you will have to go on the waiting list or choose another session. Specifically, this is the case with the "Dine Arounds" and one of the post-conference training sessions.

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