Social Media

To help promote USHSL and increase our interactivity, we have created the following groups:




Tell other health science librarians about our social media sites, and let’s stir up some interest!

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2015 Business Meeting

On November 14, USHSL members met to report on the past year and discuss plans for 2016. We reviewed activities and budgeting. Claire led an effective group activity that got us excited about projects for the upcoming year.

Thanks to John and his family for hosting the meeting in their home and providing a delicious pancake breakfast.




Claire graciously took minutes, which members only can view via Google Drive. USHSL members can access the minutes by by writing the USHSL email address ( for viewing permission and then clicking this link.

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2015 USHSL Meeting Agenda; Recruiting

Here is the agenda for our upcoming meeting on November 14:

  1. 9:30am – 10:00am: Welcome, Pancakes, Introduction to USHSL, Dues (new members, renewing members, adjust 2014 active/nonactive member fee)
  1. 10:00am – 10:10am: Introductions

(We need a quorum of 8 Members in Good Standing in attendance to continue onto agenda item #3.)

  1. 10:10am – 10:20am: Approval of the 2014 Business meeting minutes
  1. 10:20am – 11:00am: Reports
  • Chair – John
  • Procedures – Claire
  • Treasurer – Shawn
  • Web – May


— 1. Directory of members – John
— 2. Mentorship program – Darell
— 3. Member Library Tours – open
— 4. Outreach – Select and promote a “cause” (e.g. MS, autism, organ donation). Attend                 health fairs as a participant/exhibitor – open
— 5. Identify journals useful for members  – open
— 6. MCMLA Group Site Conference – John

  1. 11:00am – 11:10am: Vote for Incoming Chair. This is a 3 year commitment. One year as incoming chair (duties will be negotiated and added to Procedures Manual) and 2 years as Chair.
  1. 11:10am – 11:55am: 2015-2016 Activities
  1. 11:55am – noon: 2016 Business Meeting – Pick a date and location – please bring your calendar!
  1. Other
  1. Noon, or as close to  – Adjourn


Please think of people who would make good members of USHSL and send their names and contact information to John Bramble at Also, be sure to let John know if they are coming to the meeting so that he can plan for food and chairs.

See you on the 14th!

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2015 USHSL Meeting – Save the Date!

“Come to the USHSL meeting,” says the short stack of pancakes.

After several attempts to coordinate members’ schedules, there is an agreed date for the next USHSL meeting. Please note that a delicious pancake breakfast will be provided.

Meeting Details

Saturday, November 14 2015
9:30am – noon
3821 Arroyo Road (1700 east)

Please encourage potential members to attend.

Stay tuned for the meeting agenda!

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Native Voices Exhibit at EHSL

The National Library of Medicine has a traveling exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” on display at the Eccles Health Sciences Library from September 1-November 8, 2015.

On Wednesday, October 14 at 12:00-1:00 PM in the History of Medicine Room, there will be a presentation about this exhibit to increase awareness and invite discussion about cancer among Native American peoples. RSVP to the event here.

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MCMLA Highlights

MCMLA held their annual meeting virtually this year. It was a huge success!

Did you know that MCMLA has a Twitter account, and they kept a live feed of their meeting highlights? You can view them here. Search for #MCMLA2015 to see photos such as this:

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1. 2015 MCMLA Virtual Meeting 2. Next USHSL Business Meeting

MCMLA logo

Hopefully you’ve been able to register to attend the 2015 MCMLA Virtual Meeting. It looks incredible!

For those who wanted to go but didn’t register: while the registration date is past for this year’s meeting, it might be helpful or inspiring to look at the upcoming program and make a note to plan to attend next year.

Virtual Flyer

Regarding our 2015 USHSL Business Meeting, we are still trying to determine a date when all members and potential members can attend. Stay tuned.

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