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MAHSLIN: 2016 Annual Meeting

The Massachusetts Health Sciences Libraries Network (MAHSLIN).







Chances are, as a health sciences information professional, you are trying to meet the needs of your patrons as simply as possible in a way that makes your patrons happy to use your products and services.  This is not only about the user interface but more about the total user experience.  

This year's MAHSLIN Annual meeting will address how we as librarians and libraries can improve the UX to keep our patrons coming back for more be it virtually or in-person. 

The Neilsen/Norman Group summarizes User Experience as "encompassing all aspects of the end user's interaction with the company, its services and its products."

It's All About the Users..."Are U eXperienced?"   The solutions are unique to each of us.  I look forward to seeing you on April 8th.

Meredith Solomon, MLS, AHIP
MAHSLIN, President-elect 2015-2016
MAHSLIN 2016 Conference Chair


2016 Meeting Partners

FOR EXHIBITORS: Register at 

Set-up will begin at 7:00am April 8, 2016

Conference ends at 3:00pm

Materials can begin to arrive at conference site beginning March 31, 2016.  

Please send materials to:

Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Attn: Carol Ferris
MAHSLIN 4/8/16

[Contact Bridget Gunn at with questions]

MAHSLIN 2016 Annual Meeting

It's All About the Users...

"Are U eXperienced?"

Friday, April 8, 2016
Massachusetts Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham Woods Corporate Center
Waltham, MA 02451-1411

Register Here 


7:30 - 8:30      Registration 

8:30 - 9:00      Business Meeting and Awards

9:00 - 9:15      Break with Vendors

9:15 - 10:15    "See Better, Fail Better, Repeat: User Experience In Your Library"Pete Coco (editor, Weave UX and Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library)

10:15 - 10:45  Break with Vendors

10:45 - 12:15  "See Better, Fail Better, Repeat: User Experience In Your Library" Workshop with Pete Coco

12:15 - 1:15    Lunch

1:15 - 1:30      Break with Vendors - LAST CHANCE!

1:30 - 3:00      Pull Up a Chair Panel- Moderator: Brandy King, Knowledge Linking ; Panelists: To be announced



Good news...the registration fee is the same as last year ($65)! 

Register Here! -

Early Registration ends FRIDAY, MARCH 25th!

Late/ walk-in registration rates are:

  • $75 - MAHSLIN members
  • $75 - other health science library association members
  • $100 - non-members OR become a member and attend the meeting for the same price
  • $40 - students (membership + conference registration)


Pete Coco is the Web Services Librarian at the Boston Public Library and one of the founding editors of Weave: The Journal of Library User Experience, librarianship's only peer-reviewed outlet focused exclusively on user experience. His writing and speaking engagements focus on the connection between user experience and other elements of librarianship, including information literacy, collection development and open access. He is passionate in the belief that any librarian who wants to improve the user experience of their patrons can do so.