ALHELA/GHSLA 2013 Joint Annual Meeting
2013 Joint Annual Meeting Information

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You are cordially invited to the 2013 Joint Meeting of the Alabama Health Libraries Association and the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association to be held at The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Garden in Pine Mountain, Georgia, March 7-9, 2013.

The theme of the meeting is Library SPA: Reflect, Revive, Connect. It will focus on reigniting our passion for the profession through Service, Partnering & Advocacy. For more information about presentations and continuing education opportunities, please refer to the program.

The Spa & Lodge at Callaway Garden is located at 4500 Southern Pine Drive, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. Make room reservations directly with The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens reservations online or by calling 866-750-3980 by February 8, 2013. Mention group code “GA/AL Health Science” to receive our $139.00 group rate.

To join or renew your membership to ALHeLA, go to Membership Information at

For further information, please contact Michael Fitts at, or consult the program and registration form below.

Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, March 7

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Registration - Event Registration Desk
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Team Building Workshop - Longleaf B
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Culinary Comradery Teambuilding/Dinner - Longleaf A

Friday, March 8

7:30 am – noon Registration - Event Registration Desk
8:00 am – 9:15 am Breakfast and Business Meeting - Longleaf A
9:15 am - 9:30 am Break
9:00 am - 10:30 am Enriching Clinical Practice: Partnering with Clinicians, Faculty & Students - Longleaf B
Kevin Bradford, Emory Health Sciences Library - Grady Branch Carolyn Brown, Emory Health Sciences Library
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Vendor Fair Exhibits
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - noon Emerging Technologies in Health Science Libraries - Longleaf B
Gabe Rios, Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Noon – 1:30 pm Luncheon, Student Presentation, Awards & Door Prizes - Longleaf A
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Miriam Libbey Lecture - Longleaf B
Rosalind K. Lett - Huntsvile Public Library
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break with Vendors - Longleaf Pre Function
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel Discussion: Library Advocates: Impacting Global Health One Community at a Time (Outreach) - Longleaf B
Kay Hogan Smith, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Roland Welmaker, Sr., Morehouse School of Medicine, Rosalind K. Lett, Huntsville Public Library
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Break with Vendors - Longleaf Pre Function
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm How Vulnerable Are You? - Disaster & Safety Awareness - Longleaf B
Chief Joseph R. Chevalier, Jr., Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Morehouse School of Medicine
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Visits with Vendors - Longleaf Pre Function
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Banquet/Entertainment

Saturday, March 9

8:30 am - 12:30 pm Introduction to Bibliometrics (4.0 MLA CE Credits) - Longleaf C & D (Breakfast Included)
Judy Burnham, Director, University of South Alabama Biomedical
The course will introduce participants to the bibliometric research method, identify uses of the method for collection management and allow class members to participate in practical exercises involving bibliometric research. (Personal Laptop required)

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