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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, November 19, 9am, The Miriam Hospital  

How does being a research associate affect the role of the medical librarian

Gaelen Adam, Editor/Librarian/Research Associate, Center for Evidence-based Medicine, Brown University School of Public Health

I have been working as a librarian, editor, and research associate at Brown’s Center for Evidence-based Medicine for just over a year. As such, I am involved to a greater or lesser extent in most of the projects undertaken by the center and am rapidly developing a good working knowledge of the methods and tools used in EPC research. I have been an active member of the review teams for many of the EPC projects over the past year. In addition, I co-lead the topic development project “Technical Brief for Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare Acquired Infections” with Dr. Joseph Lau. Our recommendation that the topic be developed into a technical brief was accepted by the AHRQ topic triage committee, and an RFTO has been issued. I will talk about what it is exactly I do on a daily basis, and how that has affected my understanding of evidence-based medicine.

8:45am        Arrive
9am              Business Meeting
10:15am      Program 
11am            Adjourn


Please RSVP to Madge Boldt by November 12, 2014



Miriam Hospital

164 Summit Ave
Providence, RI 02906
Please park in the Arena parking lot, intersection of No. Main Street and Third Street (there is a stop light.)
Walk up the hill to the cross-street, Highland Ave., then walk two blocks to Fifth Street (the block that the main building is located on.) 
Turn to the right, and walk up the hill/street to Fain Building on right.
Find your way to the Main building, main lobby.
There is a shuttle from the lot that will bring you to the Main building.

The meeting will be held in the Ed Schottland Conference Room, located on the first floor (just to the right after entrance into the building) of the Fain Building, directly across the street from the Emergency Dept.

CHANGE IN LOCATION:  The meeting will now be held in the main building in the Hurvitz Conference Room.  To get there you just stay to the right from the main lobby, and the Hurvitz conference room is on the left, just beyond the coffee shop.  (No time to make a new map... just find your way to the Main building!) 

 Question about the meeting location? Please contact the meeting host, William Anger.


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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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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