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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Let us know what you think about the newly redesigned logo for AHSLC.
Many thanks to Jerrold Mobley for the stellar job of incorporating our old logo and moving us into the future.
- This is an outline draft – color and fill-ins will be done if the concepts meet everyone’s approval - The center is a book with a caduceus curling out, pulled from the original design - The book creates sort of triangle, symbol of knowledge – a second inverted triangle behind symbolizes balance - The acronym of the group is on the spine - Around the book are 7 universal symbols of medicine, recognizing the seven founding members of AHSLC
If you have any thoughts to share on the logo let us know in the poll here or e-mail us at Atlantahslc@gmail.com
Due to the weather our meeting for Thursday, January 30th has been cancelled. We will try and reschedule it within the next couple of weeks. If you have preferences for dates, please e-mail email@example.com
The executive committee hopes that you are all home - safe and warm.
The first two articles listed above are eligible for CE credit with MLA’s Independent Reading Program. We will have forms available for you to complete during the discussion if you would like to apply for the CE credit on your own.
Do you have a LinkedIn account? If so, consider joining our LinkedIn group. The purpose of the group is for AHSLC members or those interested in health sciences libraries, resources, or information to post questions, discuss ideas, and make connections. If you have questions please email the Web Communications Coordinator, Skye Bickett, at firstname.lastname@example.org.