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Updated Meeting Information – April 24th 10am – 2 pm

Location: Morehouse School of Medicine Library
Meeting Agenda

10:00 – 10:15        Arrive at Morehouse

10:15 – 10:30        Library tour

10:30 – 11:30        Libraries are for everyone! – ADA compliance and libraries in-service presented by Stella Cone with Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services

11:30 – 11:45        Break

11:45 – 12:30        Lunch

12:30 – 12:45        Break

12:45 – 2:00          Business Meeting

RSVP here 

MSM Directions for AHSLC

April 24th meeting

Mark your calendar now for our April 24th meeting at Morehouse School of Medicine.  More information and RSVP link to follow.

Call for a sub-committee – Bylaws update – membership standards & responsibilities

In the November meeting we discussed adding student membership and standards to our bylaws.  We also noted in our March meeting that we could consider opening membership to those who are not in a dedicated health science library but who may have a health science connection.

After this discussion it was determined that a sub-committee is needed to review this particular section of the bylaws.  This group of member volunteers would review the section and make a recommendation to the executive committee who would then review the recommendation and when appropriate bring it before the consortium for a vote.

If you are interested in serving on this committee please e-mail Atlantahslc at gmail.com on or before March 21st.

Meeting recap

The AHSLC meeting on March 4 was hosted by the Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services at the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library.  This meeting offered us an opportunity to learn about services available to some populations that we may serve and to meet the individuals who run this program. We also had a presentation from a local Atlanta company, AHC Media that produces CME and specialty reports for hospitals.  Contact Angel Bales (angel.bales@ahcmedia.com) for more information. 

Minutes from the business meeting will be posted in the member section of the website soon.  We were a little short on time so the journal club was delayed and we decided to move it to an online discussion.  The articles we can discuss are available in a past post from January 15. The online MLA Independent Reading Program form is available here if you would like to complete it and send it to MLA for CE credit. Please feel free to send out thoughts and ideas you found interesting to our listserve.

The January issue of JMLA had an editorial that was appropriate for our meeting location and some of the discussion that took place regarding opportunities for volunteering with community programs that could benefit from the information and training we have to offer as health science librarians.  The most striking statement in the editorial that I noted was, “[s]ome public libraries already have programs addressing these needs and may welcome partnerships with medical librarians.”  Let’s step up to help where and when we can. More to come on those possibilities.  While we celebrate our 40th anniversary year, we have a great opportunity to reach out and expand AHSLC’s contribution to our community.  

March 4th – Rescheduled January Meeting

  1. When: March 4, 2014 11am – 2:30pm

Where: Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Central Branch, One Margaret Mitchell Square, 4th floor

Lunch is being sponsored by AHC Media/ AFULL.

Journal club readings are available here.

More information on the membership structure is available in our Bylaws and in the membership registration letter.

RSVP here for the meeting

Directions - Taking MARTA will be the easiest way to reach the library as parking can be limited

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Vote for rescheduled meeting date

Vote for rescheduled meeting date

AHSLC members, please vote by Thurs., Feb. 20