Alabama Health Libraries Association
2007 Annual Meeting Information

2007 ALHELA Annual Meeting
Riding the Information Tide

Tuscaloosa, AL - September 26 - 28, 2007

Plan to join your colleagues for three fun days of networking, learning new skills, and sharing ideas at the ALHeLA annual meeting, Wednesday, September 26th through Friday, September 28, at the Four Points by Sheraton Tuscaloosa Capstone on the University of Alabama campus.  Our conference, ALHeLA 2007: Riding the INFORMATION Tide, will focus on connections, collaborations, and the new communication tools that make these initiatives possible.

Connect to colleagues at UA SLIS! We will have several opportunities to connect with librarians and future librarians at the School of Library and Information Studies. Please plan to arrive by 4:00 on Wednesday, to participate in a “meet and greet” mentoring activity to promote Health Sciences Librarianship to the SLIS students. A networking supper after the event for all ALHeLA participants as well as those arriving for the annual meeting will be provided.

On Thursday, Professor Steven MacCall, joined by SLIS students, will present two exciting, hands-on Continuing Education courses on Web 2.0 tools and their use. Choose the introduction or the advanced section, or take them both; the morning session will prepare beginners for the afternoon’s more advanced content.

Dr. Elizabeth Aversa, Director of UA School of Library and Information Studies will present the keynote address, “Professional Development for the 21st Century – 360 degree leadership and learning.” Elizabeth Aversa has been involved in library and information science education for over twenty years, serving as a faculty member, dean, and director.  Prior to receiving the doctorate in 1984, Aversa was a librarian in public and state library agencies.  Aversa’s interests range from LIS education, state libraries, and humanities librarianship to communication in scholarly disciplines.   In this upbeat and interesting presentation, Dr. Aversa will discuss new ways for professional librarians to expand their career development by both learning and teaching. Of course, she will discuss technology.

Collaboration with our constituents and colleagues will be the focus on Friday. Learn how librarians can become effective agents for patient safety within their institutions in CE 3, presented by Sheila Snow-Croft. At the luncheon and business meeting, learn how you can support the Health InfoNet of Alabama initiative, and hear colleagues report on new and innovate collaborations they have been involved with this year.

The conference hotel, The Four Points by Sheraton Tuscaloosa Capstone has beautiful rooms with free wireless and is located on campus and a short walk from Gorgas Library.  A new bus shuttle service and parking passes will also be available.  The conference rates of $96.00 plus taxes will be available through August 26th, so please make your reservations early.

ALHeLA offers scholarships to attend our meeting. Please take a look at the scholarships described in your packet or in the links below to see if you qualify. The deadline for the scholarships is August 28, 2007.

For questions and additional information, please contact Lee Vucovich, Conference Chair, (205) 934-2230.

For additional information, registration, etc, please go to the following links:

  • 2007 Meeting Brochure      PDF
  • 2007 Registration Form      PDF
  • CE 1A It's Not the Apocalypse: Using the Infrastructure and Basic Content Creation Tools of Web 2.0 Pt. 1      PDF
  • CE 1B It's Not the Apocalypse: Using the Infrastructure and Basic Content Creation Tools of Web 2.0 Pt. 2      PDF
  • CE 3 Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Line      PDF
  • Scholarship for Librarians with Limited Institutional Support (SLLIS) PDF
  • ALHeLA Student Grant     PDF
  • Four Points by Sheraton Tuscaloosa Capstone (conference hotel)
  • University of Alabama Interactive Map
  • University of Alabama Health Sciences Library
  • Tuscaloosa and Convention Visitor Bureau
  • Online Tuscaloosa
  • Cypress Inn

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