Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS) and the Medical Museums Association (MeMA) are holding their 2018 annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA from May 9-10. The meeting will be held at the UCLA Library Conference Center in the Charles E. Young Research Library; accommodations are at the brand new Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center's hotel in the middle of campus. Once you make the trek from LAX to campus, look forward to a terrific program, comfortable accommodations, lovely weather, a delightful happy hour and annual dinner, and lots of extra tours and workshops.
Our conference brings together archivists, librarians, museum professionals, educators, historians and representatives of allied professions and it is the place for our community to engage, network, and learn from each otherís experiences. The advent of social media, big data, and digital environments is changing the nature of the records we collect, their dissemination, as well as educational practices. The impact of this shift challenges some theoretical and methodological paradigms of our professions. The goal of this meeting is to examine critical issues in documenting, preserving, accessing, and teaching with health sciences collections in the newly emerging landscape.
Information to Help You Plan Your Trip
Advisory about lodging on Tuesday, May 8th
The ALHHS/MeMA meeting traditionally benefits from the contract that AAHM makes for hotel accommodations. AAHM reached its maximum for Tuesday, May 8 (note that people who already made reservations are fine, your fee is set). We will try to expand the room block -- to get more rooms at $230 apiece for that night -- but we need to take a straw poll and get a VERY GOOD COUNT of how many rooms we anticipate needing for ALHHS/MeMA attendees.† Otherwise, the current rate for that night is $279.†
Therefore, please call Local Arrangements chair Russell Johnson (310.825.6940) or send an email (rjohnson AT library.ucla.edu) by 7:00 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, March 2nd, saying you would like to make a Luskin hotel reservation for May 8th. This will give us a tally of the rooms we need to request. We then will talk with the hotel, announce the results of our negotiation, and instruct you to call the hotel to make your reservation if your visit includes a stay on May 8th.
If you will arrive in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 10, please see instructions under "Meeting Hotel" on the AAHM 2018 annual meeting website (http://www.histmed.org/meetings/los-angeles-2018) to make your room reservation. Act soon, because rooms will fill quickly.