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MAHSLIN: 2017 Annual Meeting

The Massachusetts Health Sciences Libraries Network (MAHSLIN).


It’s not an easy time to hold on to one’s traditional beliefs, values, skills, and interests when the very profession that once fit them so well is in constant flux. What do you do? How do you remain relevant to your patrons and to your organization? Just as importantly, how do you make sure the very users who need your help know what it is you can do for them?

From taking an inventory of your skills and mapping them to a needs assessment of your users, to developing your message and creating a coordinated campaign to get the word out, the 2017 MAHSLIN Annual Meeting will help you ensure that you’re doing everything you can to remain relevant in today’s environment.

Dan McCloskey
MAHSLIN, President-elect 2016-2017
MAHSLIN 2017 Program Chair


2017 Meeting Partners


Set-up will begin at 7:30am April 7, 2017

Conference ends at 3:15pm

Materials can begin to arrive at conference site beginning March 30, 2017.  

Please send materials to:

Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Attn: Carol Ferris
MAHSLIN 4/7/17

[Contact Bridget Gunn at with questions]

MAHSLIN 2017 Annual Meeting

"Rethink, Recharge, Rework!"

Friday, April 7, 2017
Massachusetts Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham Woods Corporate Center
Waltham, MA 02451-1411

Register Here 


8:00 - 9:00         Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast / Vendor Exhibits

9:00 - 9:30         Business Meeting and Awards

9:30 - 9:45         Break with Vendors

9:45 - 10:45       "A Medical Librarian's Survival Guide: Staying Relevant in a Continuously Changing World" (Rethink, Recharge), Sally Gore (Research Evaluation Analyst, UMass Medical School Center for Clinical & Translational Science)

10:45 - 11:00      Break with Vendors

11:00 - 12:00     "Getting Your Library Noticed: The Art of the Integrated Campaign" (Rethink, Rework), Matthew Perry (Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners)

12:00 - 1:00       Lunch

1:00 - 1:45         Vendor Lightning Rounds

1:45 - 2:00         Final Break with Vendors

2:00 - 3:00         "The Art of Data Storytelling," workshop with Sally Gore (Research Evaluation Analyst, UMass Medical School Center for Clinical & Translational Science)

3:00 - 3:15         Giveaways, Wrap-Up, etc.


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

Register Here! -

Early Registration ends FRIDAY, MARCH 24th!

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)