We had the pleasure of honoring deserving chapter members at the MLA-Phil 62nd Annual Dinner on April 18, 2013.
AHIP First Time Applicant Award
Beatrice Davis Education Award
Prudence Dalrymple presents Bea Davis award to Gail Betz (right)
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The national MLA annual meeting marks the end of my year as Chapter Chair. It’s been an honor and privilege to serve and I hope you got great value from the Chapter’s educational, networking and professional development activities, summarized in my remarks from our Annual Meeting at the Philadelphia Racquet Club and report to MLA National.
Those of you packing for Seattle, remember to bring your Phillies jersey to wear at the opening reception on Saturday evening!
Going to Seattle for MLA '12? Pack your Phillies gear for the opening reception!
Planning is already underway for the coming year, including a disaster information CE in August and the “Connections” Quad Chapter Meeting in October. The Chapter is poised for a great year in the capable hands of incoming Chair, Lydia Witman. The board for 2012-2013 will be:
Lydia Witman, Chair
Laura McNamara, Program Chair/Chair Elect
Gary Kaplan, Past Chair/Nominating Chair
Steven Bogel, Secretary
Gary Childs, Treasurer
Prudence Darlymple, Chapter Council Representative
Anne K. Seymour, Chapter Council Alternate
open, AHIP Liaison
open, Archives Chair
Mitzi Killeen, By-Laws Chair
Virginia Brown, Communications Committee Chair
Barbara Cavanaugh, Development Committee Chair
Jenny Pierce, Education & Credentialing Committee Chair
Julia Lewis, Governement Relations Committee Chair
Barbara Kuchan, Membership Committee Chair
Mark Puterbaugh, Web Committee Chair
Thanks to everyone who has joined/renewed for 2012 and to Barbara Kuchan, Membership Chair, for conducting a successful registration drive. If you haven’t yet, please join.
Chapter events for 2012 kicked off last month with a visit to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, continuing the medical humanities theme that we explored last year on a guided tour of the Anatomy/Academy exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Members were treated to a screening of Through the Weeping Glass, a piece by internationally renowned filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay, commissioned by the College of Physicians, featuring items from their historical library and the Mutter Museum.
Next up, Chapter events will continue with a focus on emerging roles for information professionals. Mark your calendar for Friday, March 16, when we’ll hear from two experts on Data Curation.
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Mark your calendars to connect with your colleagues on April 6 at the Annual Dinner (details below) and on April 20 at the spring webcast, “Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments.”
Since the last issue of the Chronicle, Chapter members have assembled in November at Jefferson to watch MLA’s e-books webcast, in February at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia for a two-day event on Advocacy for Leaders, produced by the Mid-Atlantic Region Leadership Institute (MAR-LI); and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to tour the Anatomy/Academy exhibit. Read more» » »
When I began my career in academic medical libraries almost a decade ago, I assumed August would be a quiet time. But, no, academic medical libraries are busy places year-round: new residents starting in July, medical students starting in August, accelerated nursing programs going full-tilt year-round, not to mention research and patient care. So why should our Chapter programming be any different? Read more» » »