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MAHSLIN: 2023 Annual Meeting

The Massachusetts Health Sciences Libraries Network (MAHSLIN).

Conference Schedule

8:00 - 9:00        Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast / Visit with Exhibitors

9:00 - 9:30        Business Meeting/Awards – Board puts together an agenda

9:30 – 10:00        Break with Exhibitors

10:00 – 11:00     Shalu Gillum – Programming for Wellness Promotion in Health Sciences Libraries: Ideas, Tips, and Measuring Success.

11:00 – 11:15     Break/buffer time/round table set up

11:15 – Noon    Round tables!

Noon – 1:00    LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45    Exhibitor Lightning Rounds

1:45 – 2:15     Break with vendors

2:15 – 3:00     Mimi Mattison  –  What is iRest and how can it help me?

3:00 – 3:15     Wrap Up/Raffle


Shalu Gillum, JD, MLS, D-AHIP is Head of Public Services and Associate Medical Librarian for the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She is responsible for managing library public services, including reference, instruction, and promotion.

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She is a recipient of the National Library of Medicine and Medical Library Association joint Spectrum Scholarship, which promotes diversity in the library and information science field. In 2017 she became an alumnus of Florida's Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. Over the last ten years she has coauthored numerous publications, presentations, and workshops on library programming. She is co-editor of the 2020 book, “Planning and Promoting Events in Health Sciences Libraries: Success Stories and Best Practices.” 


Mimi Mattison, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, Local Recovery Coordinator and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leeds, MA. She has worked at the VA for over 20 years, much of that time in inpatient direct clinical care. Dr. Mattison sought out training in iRest (Integrative Restoration) to have an evidence-based, complementary tool to help individuals find relief from anxiety, depression, sleep issues and chronic pain. She provided weekly iRest groups to Veterans. Dr. Mattison wanted her co-workers to be able to benefit from iRest as well and developed a program and provided iRest to employees. Dr. Mattison specializes in working with Veterans with Serious Mental Illness and is an active member, and former Training Director, of the Psychology Training Committee. She is the co-chair of the Multicultural and Diversity subcommittee of the Psychology Training Committee and enjoys working with interns. Dr. Mattison has a special place in her heart for librarians and libraries, stemming from her early childhood, way back in the days before electronics were omnipresent.Mimi Mattison

Dr. Mattison completed the Level 1 iRest training at Kripalu in 2015. She earned her PsyD from the California School of Professional Psychology and her A.B. from Smith College.

MAHSLIN 2023 Annual Meeting



Back to the Woods! Outreach Programming for Libraries, Wellness for Librarians

Wednesday, April 26th

8 am to 4 pm


The Conference Center in Waltham Woods

860  Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451



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MAHSLIN Member – $65.00

Non-member – $90.00

Conference fee and membership for remainder of year

Other Library Associations – $65.00

Speaker/Instructor $0

Students/Unemployed/Retirees – $5.00

Conference Description

Join us (in person!) on Wednesday, April 26th from 8 am to 4 pm at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods! This year, we will be exploring how to reconnect with our patrons, while still taking care of ourselves. Shalu Gillum, JD, MLS, D-AHIP from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine will be sharing her success in outreach programming and lessons learned while co-editing the new book Planning and Promoting Events in Health Science Libraries: Success Stories and Best PracticesIn additionMimi Mattison, PsyD, of the Department of Veterans Administration of Central Western Massachusetts will be teaching us about and leading us through a modern day meditation practice designed by the iRest institute.

Time will be built in to the schedule to meet and network with our favorite library vendors.

MAHSLIN will be following current masking policies and guidelines at the time of the conference.

Coffee, snacks, and meals will be provided, with appropriate breaks.

2023 Meeting Partners








Annual Meeting Documents

2023 Meeting Partners


For information on exhibiting at this in-person event, please contact: Jessie Casella

Conference Planning Committee

Karen Alcorn, MLS
Jessie Casella, MLIS
Anna Dorste, MLIS
Kathy Downing, MLIS

2023 Annual Meeting Book Exchange

Bring a book, Take a book!

A Book Exchange table will be available at the meeting.  Feel free to bring a book and exchange it for a new (to you) book.  Please limit the number of books you are exchanging to 2.