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NAHSL Conference 2014, October 19-October 21, 2014: Hospitality

Information pertaining to NAHSL (North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries) Annual conference October 19-October 21, 2014








Welcome to Rockport, Maine!

patio tables near a golf course

We will again be staying at the lovely Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. They have kindly extended the conference rate, so you can come early or stay after and enjoy the Maine Coast!









Maine Lightouse Museum at the Maine Discovery Center (TM) logo


The Opening Reception on Sunday, October 19th will be a cocktail hour at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in downtown Rockland, followed by a dine-around at area restaurants.

Patty Kahn, local foodie, has put together some delicious dine-around options below.


Dine-Around List

Below is a great list of restaurants, put together by two of our own Maine librarians. So NAHSL members, click on the link below, and make sure you try out some of these terrific places while you are here. The Samoset is located in Rockport, which is about 2.5 miles from the center of Rockland, where most of these restaurants are located.


The Maine Lighthouse Museum, where we'll be having our Opening Reception, will be followed by dine-arounds. So many great places to choose from!


So remember to sign up at the registration table at the Samoset so you and or your group will be able to get into the restaurant of your choice on Sunday evening!




Things to do in in Rockland/Camden/Midcoast

Family atop the peak of a mountain overlooking a lake.

When you’re not “Widening your lens”!



NAHSL will be having its first-ever talent show at this year’s meeting and we would love to have you be a part of history. Such a show had become an annual event the last few years that I worked at Dana-Farber, and it was not only entertaining, but really nice to see another, human side of colleagues. There’s talent among us that most of us may not know about – share it with us.

Singing, reading, storytelling, dance, whatever you can fit in 10 minutes. We are talking about prizes, but there’s no reason to feel as though you won’t be good enough. As I told my son before his bar mitzvah, you are among friends, and people want to see you succeed. And we want to have fun!

If you want to participate, just send an email to either Chris Fleuriel ( or Sally Gore ( and let us know what you would like to do. As we get closer to the event, we will ask people to send a short piece so we can introduce you.