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2014-15 ARIHSL Business Meetings

Wed. Sept 17, 2014, 9am @ Rhode Island Hospital

Wed. Nov 19, 2014, 9am @ Miriam Hospital

Wed. Mar 18, 2015 @ Bryant University

Wed. Jun 17, 2015, 5pm @ Omni Providence


2014-15 Executive Board Meetings

All meetings will start at 8:30am

Sept and March meetings will be held at Memorial Hospital of RI

November meeting will be held at RIH in the library conference room.

Tuesday September 9, 2014 @ Memorial
Thursday November 13, 2014 @ RI Hospital
Tuesday March 10, 2015 @ Memorial



Our Mission:
  • To promote resource sharing and information exchange
  • To provide a symposium for professional development
  • To encourage and maintain interest in health science libraries
  • To represent the interests of the Rhode Island health science library community  

Upcoming Events

ARIHSL Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 18, Bryant University  






Upcoming Classes - NN/LM

Take Action: Be a Health Literacy Hero  
a free workshop sponsored by the NN/LM

Keynote Speaker:   Helen Osborne, http://www.healthliteracy.com
Date:   Thursday, December 4, 2014, (snow date is December 5)
Location:  University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
Time:   9:30 AM – 2:15 PM
Register here. 


  • Continental Breakfast (9 – 9:30)
  • Health Literacy: What It Is, Why It Matters, How You Can Help (9:30 – 11:00)
  • Conversation with Librarians about Health Literacy (11:15 – 12:15) with Irena Bond, Margo Coletti, Anne Conner, and Nancy Goodwin
  • Lunch (12:15 to 1:00) and book signing with Helen Osborne (author of Health Literacy from A-Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message)
  • Take Action: Be a Health Literacy Hero (1:00 to 2:15)

 Bring a colleague!  We encourage you to invite a current or potential health literacy project partner.

 Parking vouchers and lunch will be provided.   Travel expenses can be funded for several librarians.   To learn more, please contact Michelle Eberle at michelle.eberle@umassmed.edu.

 Sponsors:   NN/LM, New England Region’s Health Literacy Community of Interest, and the Peters Health Sciences Library at Rhode Island Hospital

 Attendees will receive 4 Medical Library Association CE Credits (Consumer Health Information Specialization category)


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Sign up to become an ARIHSL member!

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Arline Dyer.

2015 Conference Planning Committee

Planning for the 2015 NAHSL Conference in Providence RI is in progress.


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