Philadelphia Regional Chapter – 2009/10 ANNUAL REPORT
Submitted April 23, 2010
The Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Medical Library Association met four times since April’s annual meeting. The Board’s transition meeting was held on July 14, 2009, and attended by outgoing and incoming board members. Subsequent meetings included an informal Chapter breakfast, held at the “3 by the Sea” Tri-Chapter Conference on October 8th, and meetings in Philadelphia on November 13th, 2009, and January 19th, 2010. Read more» » »
We are now in Year 3 of the five-year NN/LM contract (2006-2011). The member needs assessment for the Middle Atlantic Regional network (MAR) was completed in Year 1, followed by the development of the Strategic Program Plan in that same year. Let’s take a look at the strategic plan objectives for Year 2 to identify those that have been achieved so far, those that are in progress, and the actions that have been taken in support of each objective.
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Thanks to Gregg Headrick, who came down from New York last Thursday to lead about 15 of us on a tour of tools and trends in the NN/LM workshop “Geeks Bearing Gifts 2.0: Unwrapping New Technology Trends.” Here’s the outline. Once again I forgot to bring a camera so you’ll just have to imagine the Hahnemann computer lab, a great place for hands-on instruction. As the title of the course implies, he was evenhanded about presenting them with no illusions that any one tool was a game changer.
Participants swapped stories about what they are using (Rebecca uses Bloglines for journal clubs; Lisa uses WordPress.com to extend the library website) and what they are seeing (I mentioned Jefferson’s OT Center in Second Life; Jenny mentioned recent discussion about doctors and medical students twittering).