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Related Events

Know of any workshops, meetings, classes or other events of interest to other HSLIC members? To include them in this listing, contact Susan A. Bloomfield at SMMC: edu.sab@smmc.org.

  • April 9, 2014: E-Science Symposium
    Please note that this upcoming symposium is being held on the 2nd Wednesday of April (a week later than previous symposia)! We will be hosting it on our UMMS campus in Worcester.
  • May 16-21, 2014: MLA Annual Meeting
    Chicago, IL
  • October 18-21, 2014: NAHSL Annual Conference; MAINE!
    Samoset Resort, Rockport
  • May 15-20, 2015: 2015 MLA Annual Meeting
    Austin, TX
 

Welcome from the Chair

A new year and a new HSLIC Chair! 

I suppose introductions are in order.

I am the Health Sciences Librarian at Southern Maine Health Care, formerly Southern Maine Medical Center.  (Southern Maine Medical Center/Biddeford and Goodall Hospital/Sanford merged on January 1st, forming Southern Maine Health Care.)  I work solo (read: all the blame but all the glory) and part-time.  In October I will have worked at SMHC for eight years.  I have an MLS from the University of North Texas and am a senior member of AHIP.  I am even a member of Beta Phi Mu.

Prior to becoming a librarian, I worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service for ten years as a Biologist and later, Outdoor Recreation Planner.  Before that, I worked for over ten years in the capacities of Natural Resource Management Specialist, Planner, and Park Ranger for the National Park Service.  As the VP of Human Resources said when I applied here, my resume is “sort of different.”  I loved public service and bridging the gap between those who had the information and those who needed it.  To make a long story short, the leap was not as long as one would think.

I will bring all of my skills to HSLIC to make this a fruitful tenure.  We have much to attend to – membership expansion and profession advocacy for starters.  Collectively we can surely make 2014 a great one for HSLIC.

 Susan A Bloomfield, HSLIC Chair; Southern Maine Health Care   SABloomfield@smhc.org

     

    HSLIC members in action...

    Deb Clark, Stephens Memorial Hospital

     

    Spotlight on Health Science Libraries

    Bloomfield, Susan, Deborah Clark, Dina McKelvy, and Lucinda White. "Health Sciences Libraries." Maine Policy Review 22.1 (2013) : 80 -84, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol22/iss1/17.

     

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