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Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library Hosting Online Screenings of “Black Men in White Coats”

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library (Emory University) is hosting online screenings of Black Men in White Coats.

Synopsis: Less Black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. With only 2% of American doctors being Black men, this comes as no surprise.  This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing Black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.

Screening Dates: February 17, 2021 beginning @ 6PM through February 20, 2021 @ 6PM – you can watch the film anytime between these dates.

Register here to receive a link to view the film. (Limited to 300 viewers.)

Election Results and Officers for 2020

Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2020/2021 officer election. The results are below.

Immediate Past President: Kimberly Powell
Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

President: Shannon Glover
Northeast Georgia Health System

President-Elect/Program Chair: Emily Lawson
Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

Secretary: Lachelle Smith
Augusta University

Treasurer: Kate Daniels
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Web Communications Coordinator: Carolann Curry
Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon

2020 GHSLA Annual Meeting Postponed Until March 2021

The executive committee initially planned to move the March meeting to June 2020, but due to the current environment and the uncertainty of what the rest of the year will bring, we’ve decided to postpone the conference until March 2021. The 2020 meeting agenda will still be in place, barring any issues with speaker/presenter availability.

The 2021 meeting will be held in-person at Hotel Indigo – Vinings and the finalized dates will be forthcoming.

All registration fees paid for this year’s meeting will be transferred to next year’s meeting. If you require a refund, please contact to request one.

Please note: There will still be two more GHSLA regularly-scheduled meetings for 2020. The first will be held virtually in June. The meeting agenda will be sent out in May.


The GHSLA Spring Meeting planned for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 IS POSTPONED.

In recognition of the evolving policies, institutional recommendations, and travel restrictions the GHSLA executive board and Planning Committee have decided to postpone the Spring GHSLA meeting.

We are currently working with the hosting hotel to identify available dates for a Summer meeting.  For those that reserved a hotel room, you have until Saturday March 14th at 6pm to cancel without penalty.  We currently have inquires out to see if this window can be extended. For those with room reservations, I would encourage you to contact the hotel directly at 1-770-4325555| Email Hotel

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.  We will share any additional information as it becomes available.

We thank you all for your understanding and flexibility,

~Kim Powell, GHSLA President

Gail Kouame Selected as NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow for 2019/2020

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) recently announced the members of the 2019/2020 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. This jointly sponsored program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries by pairing fellows with mentors for a one-year leadership development experience.

GHSLA member Gail M. Kouame, MLIS, Assistant Director for Research and Education Services at Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia was matched with mentor Rick L. Fought, EdD, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Professor and Director of the Health Sciences Library at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

For the complete fellowship announcement, and for more details on the program, please visit NLM’s News & Events Page.