August Meeting at GA-PCOM on Thursday 8/6

We will be OTP at GA-PCOM in Suwanee, GA on Thursday, August 6.  Here are Directions to GA-PCOM to get everyone to the meeting place. When entering the building please notify the guard at the Security Desk that you are attending the AHSLC meeting. Signs will direct you to the correct room. 

Please RSVP using this link by Friday, July 31

We will have a full day of information sharing and learning. Our lunch presenter and sponsor will be Dana Herndon with Visual Dx. She has a lot of great information to share with us and some announcements from Visual Dx.

10am – 12pm:  Project Presentations – Topics include – Grant Tips from Roland Welmaker, Question Safari with Emily Lawson, Teaching Techniques from Skye Bickett, and Space Redesign on a Budget with Christine Willis. These will be short presentations with Q&A time after each one.
12-1 pm: Lunch & Vendor information – Dana Herndon with Visual Dx
1-2 pm:  Business Meeting
2-3 pm: Roundtable Open Discussion – This is time to allow us to share our successes with each other and ask for advice on projects or ideas that are in the works.

NNLM Course Offerings at Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine will be hosting 3 FREE NNLM courses instructed by Andrew Youngkin in July. Please complete the form linked below to register. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase items from Café 720 located on campus, as well as walk to restaurants near campus. Parking is $5.00 per/day (No exiting & reentry allowed).

NNLM Course Registration Document

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
#1 Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy (approved for 6 Medical Library Association contact hours)
In this workshop, participants will be able to show the value of their library’s services and will become familiar with tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection and reporting.
Instructor: Andrew Youngkin  – NNLM/SEA

Friday, July 17, 2015
# 2 Answering the Right Questions: Data Collection for Health Information Outreach (approved for 4 Medical Library Association contact hours)
In this workshop, participants will learn to apply good principles of data collection to assure that data – both qualitative and quantitative – will be useful in making project decisions. Topics for this workshop include:
*   Using evaluation questions to focus data collection
*   Conducting short, to-the-point interviews to collect outcome data
*   Using a “contact sheet” to organize interview notes and communicate findings with other team members
*   Using participatory methods to get information from a large number of community members
*   Using standard “counts” (attendance rates; drop-out rates) as evaluation data
*   Designing and administering short questionnaires

Friday, July 17, 2015
# 3 Finding Information in Numbers and Words: Data Analysis for Health Information Outreach (approved for 4 Medical Library Association contact hours)
Participants will learn basic methods for compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative evaluation data to maximize their usefulness in project improvement and decision-making. Topics for this workshop include:
*   Analyzing qualitative data (e.g., developing and using codes, summarizing, interpreting)
*   Compiling and graphing descriptive statistics
*   Exploring the validity of evaluation findings
Instructor: Andrew Youngkin NNLM/SEA

MLA CE training offered at Life University

Life University received an Express Outreach project award “Safe Space Health Literacy (SS-LGBTIQ Health Literacy)” and is extending an invitation for the AHSLC members to attend the MLA/CE classes they will be hosting on June 24th.

Tony Nguyen from NN/LM SE/A will be providing two training sessions at Life University:

PubMed – 2 MLA CE Credits – 10am – noon

Building Collections and Connections for LGBT Health Awareness: Improving the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bi – 2 MLA CE Credits – 1 – 3pm

If anyone would like to attend please send an e-mail expressing your interest and contact information to Geetha Sridaran (gsridaran at by 6/16/15.

Lunch details are being worked out and will be posted when confirmed.

SC/MLA Research Grant Deadline Approaching

Are you planning a research project?  Could you use support to pay for all or parts of the costs of your study? If so, please consider applying for the Southern Chapter Research Grant!

Research Grant  (see ):
The Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association provides grant support for research projects in order to promote and stimulate excellence in the field of health science librarianship and the information sciences. Grants may be used to support all or part of the costs of a study, up to a maximum of $1000.

The SC/MLA Research Project Grants are awarded at the Annual Meeting. Before submitting a full application for a research grant, applicants must submit, by May 15th , a letter of intent . ByJune 15, if the letter of intent is accepted, applicants will be assigned a volunteer research mentor and invited to submit a full proposal. The full proposal is due by August 1.

For specifics about the Letter of Intent, due May 15, please  see:  Please contact Lee Vucovich, Southern Chapter Research Committee Chair, directly with further questions at  (205-934-2230)

April Meeting at Gwinnett Medical Center Friday 4/17

We will be OTP at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA.  Here are Directions to GMC – Graduate Medical Education Center2 with specifics for parking as well as a Map of Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrencville to get everyone to the meeting place. The Consortium meeting will be held in the Graduate Medical Education Center located on the Ground Floor of GMC-Lawrenceville.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 14th using this link:

We will have a full day of information sharing and learning.  Lunch will be provided by our Rittenhouse vendor.

9:30-10 – Arrive @ GMC
10-11 – SEAside webinar – Tech Talk – How to Speak IT Panel Discussion
11-11:15 – 15 minute break
11:15-12:15 – Amy Allison & John Nemeth from Emory University will present on their Clinical Librarian program experience
12:15-1:30 – lunch & Rittenhouse presentation
1:30 – 1:40 – 10 minute break
1:40 – 3 – Business meeting & Roundtable talks