ALHHS

This Association is established exclusively for educational purposes to serve the professional interests of librarians, archivists, and other specialists actively engaged in the librarianship of the history of the health sciences by promoting the exchange of information and by improving standards of service.

 

News (2 December 2018)

  • The 2019 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available (for membership based on the calendar year 2019). Starting with renewals and new memberships for 2019, a "Google Docs" online form collects membership data, replacing the old fillable-PDF format. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer. If you have questions, contact Phoebe Evans Letocha (ALHHS Treasurer) at: alhhs.treasurer AT gmail.com.

  • Call for Program Proposals -- Message from 2019 Program Committee Chair Lisa Mix on November 4 to ALHHS-L:

    The 2019 Program Committee seeks your participation in the ALHHS/MeMA Annual Meeting, taking place on Thursday, April 25, in Columbus, Ohio. We have some exciting plans in store for the 2019 meeting, and success depends on hearing from a wide range of our members.

    † First, Iím delighted to announce that the 2019 meeting will feature a special-focus panel on intersections and partnerships between museums and libraries/archives, chaired by James Edmonson.† Please consider presenting as part of this panel.

    † Next, by popular demand, this meeting will include a poster session, along with traditional†paper/presentations and lightning talks.† So, there are a variety of ways to shine a light on the good work that you all are doing, and share your insights with your colleagues.†

    † Based on the feedback from the 2018 meeting, our members are most interested in the following topics:
    • Born-digital archives and challenges related to paper and/or digital preservation
    • New outreach and programming initiatives
    • Examples of digital humanities projects and infrastructure
    • Diversity and inclusion initiatives
    • Embedding our collections in the curriculum

    However, please do not feel limited by the above.† We welcome presentations on any topic of interest and relevance to our membership.

    † Please submit your proposal using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/K9e1DbQwuqEJiMIR2.† If proposing a paper/presentation, please indicate whether you want to be considered for the special-focus panel.

    † The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, December 10, 2018.† We will notify proposers of our decisions in early January, to give members sufficient time to make their travel requests and plans.

    † If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Committee Chair, Lisa Mix, at: lisamix516@gmail.com.

    † We look forward to seeing you in Columbus! †

 

News (10 October 2018)

  • The Fall 2018 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • ALHHS President and Watermark Editor messages
    • MeMA Notes
    • Member profiles
    • News from the History of Medicine Division at NLM
    • News of repositories and members
    • Announcements of importance AND
    • Book reviews

 

News (29 May 2018)

  • The Summer 2018 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • ALHHS/MeMA annual meeting minutes
    • MeMA Notes
    • Repository profile of the Oskar Diethelm Library, at the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry
    • Osler Society meeting report
    • News of repositories and members
    • Announcements of importance AND
    • Book reviews

 

News (2 April 2018)

  • The Spring 2018 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • ALHHS/MeMA annual meeting program
    • MeMA News
    • News of repositories and members
    • Announcements of importance AND
    • A Book review

 

News (31 March 2018)

  • The 2018 AAHM Annual Meeting website for additional room blocks, or contact Local Arrangements co-chair Russell Johnson for additional suggestions, before April 9 (after which, we anticipate, room rates will increase): rjohnson AT library.ucla.edu.


  • The Museum of Jurassic Technology and Jules Stein Eye Institute tours are nearly full, so reserve your spot soon!


  • Be sure to see the Program and Schedule of Events for the ALHHS/MeMA Special Focus Workshop: Library UX 101: Designing a Collections Management System for End Users. Michelle DiMeo, the session organizer, reports her new affiliation as the Hagley Museum and Library. If you forgot to register for this workshop but want to attend, please contact Local Arrangements co-chair Russell Johnson: rjohnson AT library.ucla.edu.

 

News (28 January 2018)

  • The Winter 2018 issue of The Watermark is available online. Highlights include:
    • Arrangements for the annual meeting in Los Angeles (May 9-10)
    • MeMA Notes
    • Calls for nominations for officers and award recipients
    • Updates from the National Library of Medicine
    • News of repositories
    • Book reviews
    • And more!

  • The 2018 ALHHS New and Renewed Membership Form is available (for membership based on the calendar year 2018). Complete the form online, then save it and send to ALHHS Treasurer Phoebe Evans Letocha as an email attachment or via snailmail. A PayPal option is available for making payment online; or, checks may be mailed to the Treasurer. If you have questions, contact Phoebe at: alhhs.treasurer AT gmail.com.