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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: – 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.

Final 2016 GHSLA / AHSLC Joint Meeting Schedule


8:00 – 9:00            Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45            AHSLC Business Meeting

9:45 – 10:45          Break with vendors

10:45 – 11:45        Roundtables – How are you key to your community?
(Choose two half-hour sessions)

Institutional research assistance and partnerships (aka library programs and services administration), Moderator – Kim Powell

Consumer health education, – Moderator – Christine Willis

Partnering with other organizations/institutions (aka forging and maintaining alliances with universities, public libraries, public health services, community-based organizations, and others to meet users’ information needs), Moderators – Tara Douglas-Williams, Shannon Glover

Embedded medical librarians and/or librarians working out in the community (aka the information needs of health practitioners, researchers, administrators, educators, students, patients, consumers, and the general public), Moderator – Anna Krampl

11:45 – 12:00        Remembering Miriam Libbey

12:00 – 1:00          Lunch

1:00 – 2:30            Miriam Libbey Panel – “The importance of increasing the health knowledge of your community”

Preston Burt, Health Communications Specialist, Environmental Health Tracking Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Laura Hauser, DeKalb County Public Library Literacy Services Director

Dr. Glenda Knight, executive director of Cutting Edge Health Options & co-chair of the Diabetes Community Action Coalition

2:30 – 3:00            Break with vendors

3:00 – 5:00            GHSLA Business Meeting

5:00 – 7:00            Reception, Square Pub


8:00 – 9:00            Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00          CE – Planning Outcomes-Based Outreach Projects

Karen Vargas, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center