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Emerging Roles in Librarianship Symposium and Continuing Education October 12-13, 2012

Steven Bell, 2012-2013 President of ACRL, is the opening keynote speaker at the  Symposium on Emerging Roles in Librarianship. This symposium, funded by the National Library of Medicine under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00008-C with the University of Washington, will be held at the Ecotrust building in Portland on Friday, October 12, 2012. It will include a variety of speakers in addition to Stephen Bell, including Jerry Perry, past president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and a variety of panelists on topics including e-science, distance education, the electronic medical record, data management, and content management.

More information is available at http://pnc-mla.cloverpad.org/emergingrolessymposium. The Symposium is free to all members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) and MLA. There will be a charge of $50 for registrants who are not members of PNC or MLA. You can register for the Symposium and continuing education (CE) at http://pnc-mla.cloverpad.org/emergingrolessymposium .

A reception, sponsored by PNC/MLA, will follow the Symposium.

There will be CE opportunities on Saturday, October 13th. Information about the classes is available at http://pnc-mla.cloverpad.org/continuingeducation2012. CE topics include a session by Sally Gore on Visual Communication Skills for Effective Teaching and Presentations, a session by Terry Jankowski on Becoming an Expert Searcher for Evidence-Based Content; a session by Jan Buhmann on Optimizing Your E-Learning Design and Development, and a session by Vishnu Mohan on Electronic Health Records in the Era of Meaningful use.

There is not a conference hotel, but hotel information is available at http://pnc-mla.cloverpad.org/emergingroles_hotels. Note that a number of the hotels have an Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) rate. There is also a link to a Google map with the hotels and the Ecotrust building listed.

If you have questions, feel free to contact any one of the organizers listed at http://pnc-mla.cloverpad.org/symposium_and_ce .

We look forward to hopefully seeing some of you there!

Laura Zeigen, MA, MLIS, AHIP
User Experience Librarian | Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
zeigenl@ohsu.edu | 503-494-0505

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