The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place this week in Las Vegas, NV. (In fact, it starts in about 1 hour from the time this blog post is published). It is the preeminent tradeshow for the next shiny thing in consumer electronics and brings together the innovators on technology’s cutting edge. Some of the speakers include Steve Ballmer from Microsoft and executives from pretty much every other big tech company out there. It also features Hollywood stars (I use the term loosely) like Dennis Rodman, Jillian Michaels, Snooki, and even Justin Bieber. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Conferences and Meetings’ Category
By Kevin O’Brien
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
Special Collections Department
The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) will host the Ninth Medical History Symposium on October 28, 2011, at the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, located in the headquarters of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Park Ridge, IL. As part of Archives Week in Chicago, please join CAMA for a day of presentations, discussion, and networking.
Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. The program begins at 9:30. (more…)
By Deb Werner
Biomedical Reference Librarian
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
The videos for all recorded presentations from the 2011 Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “We’re Teaching, But How Do We Know If They’re Learning?” Assessment of Library Instruction Activities, are now available. Links on the main symposium webpage http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/ lead to YouTube, iTunes, and the UChicago News site. Slides and handouts from the Symposium are also available on the Program page. See the Program Schedule for links to slides.
Feel free to pass this information on to colleagues who may have an interest in the topic of assessment of library instruction activities. You should also feel free to post this on any appropriate discussion lists.
If you have any questions or comments about the symposium or the recordings, please contact Andrea Twiss-Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have suggestions on topics for future symposia, we’re always looking for good ideas! Thanks, and enjoy.
By Kacy Allgood
You are invited to the 2011 Midwest Chapter / Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, October 8th-11th. The meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The conference hotel is located near the Circle Center Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts, the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA Hall of Champions, an IMAX 3D Theater, outdoor art and canal. Nearby dining includes the Oceanaire, Shula’s Steak House, St. Elmo’s Steakhouse, and much more.
Online Registration for 2011 Midwest Chapter MLA/Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association Annual Meeting is available now. Early bird discount registration ends September 8, 2011. More pricing information can be found on our website. (more…)
By Kacy Allgood, MLS
School of Medicine Library
Save the date!
You are invited to the 2011 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, October 8th-11th. The meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The conference hotel is located near the Circle Center Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Colts, the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA Hall of Champions, an IMAX 3D Theater, outdoor art and canal. Nearby dining includes the Oceanaire, Shula’s Steak House, St. Elmo’s Steakhouse, and much more. (more…)
The John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce that online registration for the 2nd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium We’re Teaching, But How Do We Know If They’re Learning? is now open. The program is tentatively scheduled to from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm on Friday, June 3, 2011. Registration cost is $70 and includes continental breakfast, lunch buffet and conference materials.
We are thrilled to announce the keynote speaker for the symposium will be Megan Oakleaf. Megan is an Assistant Professor in the iSchool at Syracuse University where she teaches “Reference and Information Literacy Services” and “Planning, Marketing, and Assessing Library Services.” Her research interests include outcomes assessment, evidence-based decision making, information literacy instruction, information services, and digital librarianship. She is on the faculty of the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program. (more…)
We’re Teaching, But How Do We Know If They’re Learning?
Assessment of Library Instruction Activities
2nd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
Friday, June 3, 2011
The John Crerar Library/The University of Chicago
For more information about the symposium:
Call for proposals
The organizers of the 2nd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium to be held Friday, June 3, 2011 invite proposals for presentations in the area of assessment of library instruction activities. Proposals should be submitted using the form found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/kaz2011 . Invited and contributed presentations will provide a framework for thinking about library assessment, as well as describing practical approaches for measuring learning outcomes. Proposals selected for full oral presentation will be eligible for a travel stipend.
By Brenda Fay
Aurora Sinai Medical Center Library
The Wisconsin Health Sciences Library Association (WHSLA) exhibited at the annual Wisconsin Student Nurses’ Annual Convention on February 5, 2011, at Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Over 250 nursing students, faculty, and nursing leaders from across Wisconsin attended the meeting.
The WHLSA table included the large gray case GMR display with screen shots of NLM online resources, handouts on Mobile MedlinePlus and PubMed full-text, and several giveaways including NLM bookmarks, pens, and WHSLA brochures. Raffle prizes, including two Littman stethoscopes, donated by WHSLA, helped to generate enthusiasm and increase attendance at the booth.
The Health Literacy Kentucky Steering Committee invites you to attend our upcoming Summit in Bowling Green, Kentucky on March 24-25, 2011.
Our lineup of plenary session speakers include Linda Harris from HHS; Terry Davis from LSU, and Toni Cordell, a well-known patient advocate in the field of health literacy. We will also have Michael Villaire from the Institute for Healthcare Advancement presenting a “Health Literacy 101″ breakout session workshop. (more…)