Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 to Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014: NAHSL Conference 2014NAHSL comes to Maine - Widen the Lens.
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.