New Academic Task Force
In recognition of the importance of supporting new medical schools, AAHSL has appointed a New Academic Health Sciences Task Force. Read more...
2013-2014 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. Read more...
2012-2013 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Class
The Future Leadership Committee is pleased to announce the members of the 2012-2013 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program class. Read more...
2012-2013 AASHL New Directors Symposium
The Future Leadership Committee is pleased to announce that the following directors have been selected to participate in the 2012-2013 AAHSL New Directors Symposium. Read more...
News File -- September 2007
September 28, 2007
Future Leadership Committee
The Future Leadership Committee is pleased to announce the members of the 2007-2008 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. We had an extraordinary group of applicants for fellow and directors who volunteered to serve as mentors. The selection process continues to be very competitive due to the high quality of the fellow candidates. Selection is recognition of a substantial record of accomplishment and demonstrable potential for a director position.
The matches with mentors were made primarily on the expressed interests of fellows for the program with the mentor statements and the ability to provide exposure to different types of environments. We appreciated the willingness of former mentors to serve in that role again. The enthusiastic support of AAHSL directors is essential to the program's success.
The 2007-2008 participants will meet for the first time November 2 at the AAMC meeting in Washington, DC. We invite you to meet the fellows during the meeting and to congratulate them on their selection.
Meanwhile, the 2006-2007 class concludes its program year with their Capstone event and graduation in Washington October 30 - November 1.
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program to prepare emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries is jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL. It is beginning its sixth year. Information about the program is available at http://aahsl.org/Applications_Awards_Scholarships
2007-2008 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
Jonquil D. Souza Feldman
--Carolyn Lipscomb,Project Manager, Future Leadership Committee
September 27, 2007
Health-E Illinois Now Available
The most recent Go-Local project of the National Library of Medicine -- Health-e Illinois -- became public in early September. "Health-E Illinois is an online service that will help you to quickly find hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, specialists, support groups, medical information and many other health care services throughout the state. Its comprehensive directory is easily searchable by location, providers, services, specialty and health issues or diseases. Each entry lists contact information and a link to any available Web site. Many of the entries also have a full description of the facility and the services provided." (from press release, Loyola University Medical Center)
Health-E Illinois is located at:
On hand for the launch announcement was Betsy Humphreys, Deputy Director, NLM, who also had time to meet with the Council of Illinois Academic Health Sciences Library Directors. Library directors present for the September 7 meeting include: (sitting) Ruth Holst, Associate Director, Greater Midwest Region, NN/LM, representing the University of Illinois at Chicago; Betsy Humphreys, Deputy Director, NLM; Barbara Kern, Co-Director, John Crerar Library, University of Chicago; (standing) Jim Shedlock, Director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University; Christine Frank, Director, Rush University Medical Center Library; Connie Poole, Director, Southern Ilinois University Medical Library; Andrea Twiss-Brooks, Co-Director, John Crerar Library, University of Chicago; and Logan Ludwig, PhD., Director, Loyola University Health Sciences Library. Unable to be present were representatives from Rosalind Franklin University, Boxer University Library and Midwestern University.
-- James Shedlock, Northwestern University
September 20, 2007
Scholarly Communications Toolkit has been updated.
September 19, 2007
Scholarly Communication Committee session at the AAMC/AAHSL annual meeting is posted to Annual Meeting, Events; see the posting for details.
September 14, 2007
AAHSL Leadership Scholarships
October 1, 2007 is the next deadline to submit applications for the AAHSL Leadership Scholarships. See the link for details.
September 5, 2007
As everyone can see, AAHSL is pleased to present a new website for the benefit of members and visitors. The new design and content organization is the result of careful planning and listening to member needs. The design was announced in July 2007. Members who provided feedback on the preliminary design endorsed it and recommended going forward. Besides layout and 'look and feel', most members wanted better content organization. The new design emphasizes a layout that identifies all significant AAHSL documentation, publications, and services to be available from the home page. However, improvements can always be made.
The website will continue to develop in the months ahead. The primary addition will be easy access to the association's Archives, which will be all electronic and part of an experiment in institutional repositories as promoted by the Charting the Future Committee. The Archives will be located at the University of Kansas, and their support is gratefully acknowledged. Other web technologies will be explored and added to the website in the future.
Before formal evaluation takes place, members and visitors can comment on changes to the website by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NLM-AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program has been an important effort to promote future leaders for academic health sciences libraries. At the request of NLM, AAHSL has conducted an evaluation of the first three years of the program. This report is now available to AAHSL members and is filed under Committees > Future Leadership Committee > Special Reports > NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Evaluation Study Executive Summary and Recommendations
Annual Meeting News
The schedule of AAHSL events at the AAMC annual meeting is posted at Annual Meeting, Events. Included under this heading is a description of the association's educational workshop event.
Members who wish to share news or post announcements or other appropriate association-related news should submit their copy to email@example.com.