The Local Arrangements Committee and the Program Committee invite you to the 64th annual SC/MLA meeting held in lovely Mobile, Alabama! Mobile is a city rich in history, having been established in 1702 as the capital of colonial French Louisiana. Mobile spent decades under French, then British, then Spanish rule, before joining the United States in 1819 as part of the new 22nd state, Alabama. This rich history is evident in everything from street names to architecture to food!
Not only was Mobile the original capital city of Louisiana, it was also the birthplace of Mardi Gras in 1703 – a full 15 years before New Orleans was founded. The first masked ball took place a year later and the parade tradition soon followed. More of Mobile’s Mardi Gras history can be experienced at the Mobile Carnival Museum, located a short distance from the Battle House Renaissance conference hotel.
The theme of the 2014 meeting is “Making a Difference in Health.” What knowledge can you share on the impact your library has made? What odds have you overcome to deliver quality services in challenging economic times? How have you brought health home to your community? Please plan to participate in the Southern Chapter/MLA meeting at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel and Spa in Mobile, Alabama on October 26-30, 2014.
View the slideshow below to get an early taste of what Mobile has to offer.