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Congratulations to Recipients of the Legacy Scholarship and Member Travel Stipend

Terri Hatfield and Erin Reardon are the recipients of the 2017 Legacy Scholarship.  Both are students in the Master of Library and Information Science program at Valdosta State University.

Terri currently works in an academic department at the University of Georgia.  Having a “nearly lifelong, personal curiosity in evidence-based medicine and complementary and integrative medicine,” Terri has focused many of her course projects on health sciences librarianship, and she looks forward to working in an environment where she can impact patients, family members, and clinicians by meeting their information needs.

Erin is currently doing fieldwork at Mercer University’s Monroe F. Swilley, Jr., Library.  Through her research and work in an academic health sciences library setting, Erin has developed an interest in “educating future clinicians in the use of the resources available to them” and looks forward to learning more about partnering with faculty and clinicians in the CE course “Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and Other Stakeholders.”

Established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a library and information studies program or paraprofessional interested in the health sciences, the Legacy Scholarship honors individuals who made significant contributions to health sciences librarianship in Georgia and beyond:

Jeanette Blalock, Henry Medical Center

Nicholas Davies, MD, Piedmont Hospital

Carole Dean, CDC

Fay E. Evatt, Atlanta Medical Center

Fran Golding, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Mildred M. Jordan, Emory University

Miriam Hawkins Libbey, Emory University

Mary Alice Mills, CDC

Jocelyn Rankin, PhD, CDC

Aurelia Spence, Central State Hospital, Milledgeville

Mary S. Waddell, CDC

Martha Watkins, Mercer University School of Medicine

Barnaby Camp, Carolann Curry, and Sharon Leslie have each been awarded a member travel stipend to attend the annual meeting.  Barnaby works at Emory University and Shepherd Center as a library assistant.  Carolann is Reference & Outreach Librarian at Mercer University’s Skelton Medical Library.  Sharon is Public Health and Health Sciences Librarian at Georgia State University Library.

The Scholarship Committee would like to acknowledge additional funding for this year’s scholarship and stipends provided by a grant from the National Library of Medicine.

The 2017 Scholarship Committee
Amy Allison, Chair, Emory University
Carolyn Brown, Emory University
Betsy Clark, Georgia Highlands College
Kimberly Powell, Emory University

Registration Open for 2017 GHSLA / AHSLC Joint Meeting

Registration is open for the 2017 joint meeting with GHSLA and AHSLC being held Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, 2017 at the Graduate Athens conference center and hotel.

The theme for this year’s meeting is “Creating Alliances / Strengthening Resources.”  We will have two days of activities, including round table conversations, two half-day CEs, business meetings for GHSLA and AHSLC and discussion about merging our organizations.

Click here to be taken to the full meeting page.

Save the date: ALA’s LLAMA Career Institute, 2017 in Atlanta

Join the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) for the 6th LLAMA Career Institute – entitled Noticing Self:  Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills for Professionals and Leaders – on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. 

Held in conjunction with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, this half-day LLAMA Career Institute will feature Pearl Alexander, an Atlanta-based speaker and coach and Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).  More information may be found here.

The LLAMA Career Institute is open to all. Registration costs will cover workshop materials and an afternoon refreshment break. Costs for this LLAMA Career Institute are:

  • $175 for LLAMA Divisional Members (use event code “LAM1” when registering);
  • $225 for ALA members;
  • $100 for Students and Retired Members; and
  • $325 for Non-Members.

On-site registration will be subject to availability and will be $325.

Pre-registration prior to December 1, 2016 is recommended as this workshop is limited to 50 participants. Register online at:  http://2017.alamidwinter.org/ticketed-events – this takes you to “Ticketed Events” on the ALA Midwinter site; then search for LLAMA Institute (Event Code: LAM1).

Introduced at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the LLAMA Career Institute is a continuing education offering aimed at early-career professionals and professionals at any career stage seeking to acquire new knowledge, skills, and competencies in support of active and ongoing career development or potential career changes.