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MAHSLIN: Meeting & Program Archives

The Massachusetts Health Sciences Libraries Network (MAHSLIN).

Continuing Education

The Healthcare Landscape: Changes Afloat

September 30, 2015

Joint Consortia Meetings will be held after lunch.

Complete information and registration here.


Innovation on a Shoestring: High Impact Ideas for a Limited Budget

Friday, March 14, 2014 (9:30 – 2:00)

Program & Registration Information

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Brandy King discussed how to use social media professionally.  Not sure how a Twitter chat works or how to maximize your use of LinkedIn?…she will enlighten us. 
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Kate Donovan has worked at the Apple “genius” bar and will show us two great (free) Mac products.  See an example of a slide set in Haiku Deck at
  • 11:40 – 12:40 Patricia Anderson and Kimberley Barker will be joining us via Skype to talk about how their libraries brought 3D printing to their users. 

Transforming Health Care through Mobile Technologies - Information on the Run  September 13, 2013

A combined consortia morning educational program held at Olin College and jointly hosted by NECHI and MAHSLIN.  Three presentations from different perspectives were offered.  Click on the link to access a pdf of the slides from each presenter.

   "Mobility: the Clinican's Perspective", by Michael J. Docktor, MD of Boston Children's Hospital
   "The Krafty Librarian doing the iPad Dance", by Michelle Kraft, Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library
   "Mobilizing the Academic Medical Library", by Evelyn Breck Morgen and Jessica Kilham of the Lyman Maynard Stow Library, University of Connecticut.

     (Program flyer available here.)

Embedded with the Scientists:  Librarians' Role in the Research Process - November 7, 2012

This conference featured keynote speaker Chris Shaffer, University Librarian and Associate Professor at Oregon Health and Science University Library, and a panel of librarian informationists from biomedical research institutions who are currently engaged in working on NIH projects that have been awarded NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects.

Where in the World is That Stat? - September 20, 2012

This joint program on demographic and health statistics was sponsored by SEMCO and MAHSLIN. Presentations included "Get that Stat: Locating Health Statistics," by Tufts University's Amy LaVertu and "Your Community By the Numbers," by Alexandra Baxter from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Give the Patrons What They Want: Content Management Systems & Web 2.0 - February 16, 2011

Sally Gore presented a webinar on LibGuides, co-sponsored by the MAHSLIN Education Committee and the NN/LM New England Region.

2012 MAHSLIN Annual Meeting

The 2012 Annual Meeting, "You Are Your Library" took place on April 20, 2012 at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham. 

You can view the day's program here. 

List of Meeting Partners

Meeting Program Resources

  • Rebecca Metzger:  Just Ask Them: Developing a User-Centered Marketing Approach 
    Download PowerPoint

Annual Meeting Documents

2011 MAHSLIN Annual Meeting

The 2011 Annual Meeting, "Thinking Outside the Box" took place on May 6, 2011 at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham. 

You can view the day's program here. 

Annual Meeting Documents

2010 MAHSLIN Annual Meeting

The 2010 Annual Meeting, "Be the Change You Want to See" took place on May 7, 2010 at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham. View the day's Program to learn more.


Meeting Program Resources

  • Being the Change Agent Speakers Nancy K. Roderer and Catherine Craven from Johns Hopkins University talk about the transformation process of the JHU Medical Library to JHU Clinical Information Services.
  • Making Change Matter Patient safety specialist Lori Zipperer talks about librarians’ roles in the process and prevention of diagnosis error and patient safety.
  • Starting Change Now Management guru Stever Robbins, a.k.a The Get-it-Done Guy, inspires us to make the changes necessary to move ourselves and our profession forward.

Additional Presentations

Annual Meeting Documents

2009 MAHSLIN Annual Meeting

Morning Presentation--Elaine Martin's “Report of a Qualitative Study of New England Hospital Administrator Perceptions of the Value of the Library

Elaine Martin, DA
Director of Library Services, Lamar Soutter Library
Director, NN/LM NER
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Panel Presentation

Afternoon Presentation--“Shush to Push: Technology & the Modern Librarian” Erin Logsdon, MLIS, Consultant, Digital Solutions

All of the 2009 annual meeting documents are available below for download.

Prior MAHSLIN Annual Meetings

Also available are the following documents from past annual meetings: