Changing Currents

2010 Annual Meeting

Now that our chapter’s Annual Meeting is over we would like to ask those of you that attended (or didn’t attend) to take a few moments to offer constructive criticism so that we can plan better meetings for the future. Please complete this evaluation, which should take less than 5 minutes.

Posted below are some of the highlights of the meeting, including the slides from our keynote speaker Betsy Humphries, the NNLM-MAR update, and the conclusions from our small group discussions.

Keynote Address – Changing Currents: Finding Opportunity in Turmoil
Betsy Humphreys, the Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine (PPT)

NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Update
Helen Tannenbaum, Outreach and Communications Coordinator (PPT)

Collective Wisdom Gathered from Small Group Discussions

The Chapter gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors for this meeting:

Admiral Level Sponsors:
Wolters Kluwer Health/ Ovid

Captain Level Sponsors:

Rittenhouse Book Distributors
Unbound Medicine
Logo First Mate Level Sponsors:
Matthews Medical Books

Join your colleagues at the Annual Meeting of our MLA Chapter at the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library on the banks of the Hudson River on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The Program Committee has planned a special day based around the theme Changing Currents, and we hope that participants walk away empowered to embrace the fluidity of our times. Ruth Holst, the 2010/11 MLA President, will be in attendance.


9:00am  Breakfast/Registration

9:45am  Welcome

10:00-11:15am  Keynote Speaker: Betsy Humphreys, the Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine.

11:15am  Break

11:30am – 1:00pm  RML Update / MLA Update with Ruth Holst

1:00 – 2:00pm  Lunch

2:00 – 4:30pm   Small Group Discussions:
These will be similar to the Sharing Roundtables at MLA, except that at the end each group will share their collective wisdom. Each attendee will participate in 2 groups.

  • Changing Roles: How are librarians embracing new roles within their institution and reinventing their models of service?
  • Changing Stewardship: What can different generations of librarians teach each other?
  • Changing Economic Issues: How are librarians doing more with less, creating innovating purchasing arrangements, finding new funding resources? Or how far can a librarian stretch a dollar?
  • Changing Technology – Social Media: How are librarians implementing Social Media?
  • Changing Technology – Educational Media: How are librarians implementing new Educational Media?
  • Changing Technology – Electronic Medical Record: Are librarians a part of their institutions’ Electronic Medical Record development and/or implementation?
  • Changing Perceptions: What are librarians doing within their institution to demonstrate their library’s value and the institution’s return on investment?
  • Changing Spaces: What does the library space look like now and what will it look like in the future?