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Cybersecurity Registration Now Open -Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 PM

Cybersecurity: A Critical Global Issue That Matters To You And Your Organization Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Follow this link to register now for Cybersecurity

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Wine and Cheese Reception at  BluemleLife Sciences Building at Thomas Jefferson University, Rm. 105/107  233 South 10th Street, Philadelphia

Austin Morris Jr. of Morris Risk Management will discuss cybercrime motivations, an overview of cybersecurity, stories from the virtual battlefield, cyber liabilities (including some potential financial and legal responsibilities resulting from data breaches), human behaviors that can lead to breaches, how to respond to a cyber-attack, cyber insurance and how to build a strong cyber risk management strategy.

Cybersecurity is a critical global and organizational issue. Organizations of all sizes and types are exposed to cyber risk. Please join us for this important and timely presentation.


4:00-5:00 pm Registration with wine & cheese reception

5:00-6:00 pm Austin Morris Jr followed by Q&A

6:15-7:00 pm Networking with colleagues

Association and chapter members: $10
Non-members: $20
Retirees, students, and in-between jobs: $5

The security guard will have a list of attendees and a work ID or driving license is fine.

Parking at Jefferson

This is a joint program sponsored by the Special Libraries Association Philadelphia Chapter and Philadelphia Regional Chapter Medical Library Association








Meet the NN/LM MAR Representative for the Joint Meeting of Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey & Philadelphia Regional Chapter MLA


Who: Missy Harvey

What: Update from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Missy Harvey is the Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR based at the University of Pittsburgh, 2011-present.  Her career in libraries began at Yale University and includes such positions such as starting a library for Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley and serving as Computer Science Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995-2011. She has also served as an Adjunct Instructor for library science programs at Drexel University, University of Pittsburgh, and Simmons College.

Missy received the Drexel University 2010 Teaching Excellence Award.  She recently co-authored “Privacy and Security Issues for Mobile Health Platforms” in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).

For NN/LM MAR, she teaches a variety of online and face-to-face courses to promote awareness of technology trends impacting health sciences librarianship, teaching methods, and health information literacy.

NN/LM MAR Website

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Meet the MLA Representative and CE Instructor for the Joint Meeting of Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey & Philadelphia Regional Chapter MLA



Who: Michelle Kraft

What: MLA Update and The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare

Michelle Kraft is the Senior Medical Librarian at the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library.  In her job she is responsible for providing resources and services to the system’s 8 community hospitals which include 3 hospital libraries.  As the Alumni Library works to create a library network within the institutional system, Michelle is helping in the transition.  Her primary research interests are the evolution of technology in librarianship, the changes happening within healthcare and hospitals and how it effects the medical library and librarian.  Michelle is the President-elect of the Medical Library Association and is active on social media writing about topics on medical librarianship.

The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare (This class is approved for 4 MLA CE credits)

Once thought of as the keepers of knowledge, librarian’s roles are changing and they must either evolve and adapt or become a casualty of attrition. Disruptive technology, society and changes made by the Affordable Healthcare Act not only impact patients, doctors, and hospitals but the librarians who serve them. Librarians are faced more than ever with a shrinking budget and pressure to show their impact. Administration is demanding more than books and journals from its librarians and scrutinizing everything with an eye on its return on investment. This class will look at these changes and provide examples of how librarians can meet them head on.

Michelle will also give the MLA Update.

Michelle’s blog, The Krafty Librarian

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Meet the CE Instructor for the Joint Meeting of Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey & Philadelphia Regional Chapter MLA



Who: Martina Darragh

What: Bioethics and Library Resources

Martina Darragh has been a reference librarian at the bioethics library of Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) for over 20 years.  Before coming to the KIE, Darragh was a librarian at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health and at the Epilepsy Foundation of America.  Darragh was encouraged to be a reference librarian during a stint as a deck attendant at the Library of Congress.

Bioethics and Library Resources Continuing Education Session (This session approved for 4 MLA CE credits)

Imagine that you have been appointed as a nonscientist to a local Institutional Review Board (IRB). What would you do to prepare for your new role? This class provides a history of bioethics information in NLM databases; tips on the utilization of current resources such as PubMed’s bioethics subset and NIH web sites; and reviews of international bioethics databases such as UNESCO’s Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs) and the Bioethics Literature Database (BELIT), a cooperative database of 5 ethics centers in Germany, France, and the United States. Participants will devise search strategies for bioethics literature on such topics as health literacy, “big data,” emergency preparedness, and health status disparities, and develop a consent form for a clinical research project. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to access bioethics information on a wide variety of topics quickly and easily.

Kennedy Institute of Ethics

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Meet the Keynote Speaker for the Joint Meeting of Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey & Philadelphia Regional Chapter MLA


Who: Barron H. Lerner, MD

What: Two Doctors, Two Generations: Medical Ethics Then and Now

Barron H. Lerner is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Population Health at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lerner received his M.D. from Columbia University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1996. His book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, published by Oxford University Press, received the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine and was named a most notable book by the American Library Association. Dr. Lerner has published extensively in scholarly journals and contributes essays to Slate, and the print and online health pages of the New York Times. He has also appeared on numerous NPR broadcasts, including “Fresh Air,” “All Things Considered” and “Science Friday.” Dr. Lerner’s fifth book, The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics, was published by Beacon Press in May 2014. In addition to his research, Dr. Lerner practices general internal medicine and teaches medical ethics and the history of medicine.

Dr Lerner’s website

New York Times review of The Good Doctor

Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross

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