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GHSLA Virtual Summer Meeting & Fall Meeting Save the Date

The Georgia Health Sciences Library Association Summer meeting will be a virtual journal club held on Monday August 27th, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. We will be discussing the research methods and practical implications of the two articles shared below. Both articles have been selected as part of the MLA Independent Reading Program and participants are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE contact hour for each article.

Connection details for the Zoom conference will be shared in the coming weeks. Members are invited to contact Kim Powell if interested in heading the discussion for either article.


Fall Meeting Save the Date: the GHSLA Fall Meeting will be held Friday, November 9th at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA

GHSLA 2018 Meeting Agenda

Our GHSLA meeting will begin at 1PM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (connected to the MLA Hyatt Regency by bridge).  You do not have to be attending MLA to attend the GHSLA meeting.

Meeting Agenda
1:00 PM           Welcome and sponsor announcement (Elsevier/Clinical Key)
1:30 PM           Miriam Libbey Speaker, Jonathan Eldredge, MLS, PhD, AHIP
2:30 PM           Snack break and networking
3:00 PM           Member highlights and business meeting
4:00 PM           Meeting wrap up
5:00 PM           MLA Welcome Reception and Hall of Exhibits, Hyatt Regency

If you haven’t already, please confirm that you will be attending by registering at this link, for $25.  (We realize many of our local colleagues are participating in MLA events or part of the local organizing committees and are unable to attend.)

Parking is available downtown at city parking garages, such as the AAA Parking Garage at 31 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Registration is Open for 2018 GHSLA State Conference

The GHSLA state conference will be held Saturday May 19th, 2018 from 1-5pm at the Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Atlanta.  Attendee registration will be $25.

This year’s meeting will include Miriam Libbey speaker, Dr. Jonathan Eldredge (more details to follow), an annual business meeting, and networking opportunities with Georgia health sciences librarians.

To encourage the participation and networking opportunities of our members, this meeting is being held in advance of the 2018 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting which begins Saturday May 19th at 5pm with a Welcome Reception & Opening of the Hall of Exhibits at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.  The Hyatt Regency is a short walk via connecting sky bridge from the Marriott Marquis.

Click here to be taken to meeting registration page

Sponsored by

MLA Poster Sessions – Georgia Librarians Represent

Medical Library Association
117th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
May 26–31, 2017

Heading to Seattle for MLA 2017?
Please support your colleagues by visiting these poster sessions. Congratulations to the presenting Georgia librarians!

Poster Session 1         Sunday, May 28, 2017           2:00 PM – 2:55 PM
Presenter:  Christine Willis
Poster Number: 125
Poster Title: Library Resources Role in Specialty Rehabilitation Services at Model System Center

Poster Session 2         Monday, May 29, 2017         2:30 PM – 3:25 PM
Presenters: Patricia Anderson, Skye Bickett, Joanne Doucette, Pamela Herring, Andrea Kepsel, Tierney Lyons, Scott McLachlan, Carol Shannon, Lin Wu
Poster Number: 46
Poster Title:  Text-Mining PubMed Search Results to Identify Emerging Technologies Relevant to Medical Librarians

Presenters: Connie Machado, Tara Douglas-Williams, Elizabeth Hinton
Poster Number: 106
Poster Title:  DARE to CHANGE: One MLA Chapter’s Dream of Evolution

Poster Session 3         Tuesday, May 30, 2017          1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
Presenter: Hannah Rutledge
Poster Number: 75
Poster Title: Patient Family and Hospital Staff Information Needs at a Pediatric Hospital: An (abbreviated) Analysis of Information Requests Received by the Family Resource Libraries

Presenters:  Shenita Peterson, Amy Allison
Poster Number: 131
Poster Title: Capturing Data to Explore the Use of a Library’s Public Spaces

Presenter: Kim Powell
Poster Number: 51
Poster Title: Searching by Grant Number: Analysis of Web of Sciences and PubMed Search Results

Presenter:  Peter Shipman
Poster Number: 159
Poster Title:  Combining Research Results and Dental Accreditation Requirements to Create Instructional Opportunities

Poster Session 4         Tuesday, May 30, 2017          2:00 PM – 2:55 PM
Presenters:  Amy Allison, Sandra Franklin, Lisa Macklin
Poster Number: 211
Poster Title: Dare to Change: Moving from IP Authentication

Presenters:  Tara Douglas-Williams, Carolann Curry, Skye Bickett and Christine Willis
Poster Number: 68
Poster Title: Pilot Project to Teach Current and Future Health Care Professionals How to Address Patients with Health Literacy in Mind