Pearls, Leather, and Lace at Tri-Chapter Meeting
Welcome - from Steering Committee
Welcome to L3: Librarians, Leadership and Learning MLA Tri-Chapter Meeting!
On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, the New York/New Jersey Chapter, and the Philadelphia Regional Chapter, the 2016 Steering Committee welcomes you to our Tri-Chapter meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia.
Building on the L3themes of leadership, learning and librarians and with emphasis on data and diversity our experts will share their knowledge and experiences in keynote sessions. There will also be expert panels: one focused on enriching our understanding of unconscious bias and its impact on minority populations and the other on healthcare and open data. Throughout the meeting there will be multiple poster and presentation sessions. Attend a CE session, learn from a vendor, get your resume reviewed, learn about AHIP and attend social events like dine-arounds, post-conference tours and Tuesday’s rooftop gala.
The DoubleTree is on the Avenue of the Arts (a.k.a. Broad St.) which boasts first-class theaters and restaurants. It’s in easy walking distance of attractions like the Independence Historical Park, Rittenhouse Square, University City, Reading Terminal Market, and Chinatown. Take a ride to South Philadelphia’s Geno’s Steaks or Pat’s King of Steaks to find out what a cheesesteak sandwich is really supposed to taste like. (You can try both because they’re 100 meters away from each other.) Or enjoy a visit to Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, or the Franklin Institute.
Finally, thank you to the committee members, local volunteers, and exhibitors who have worked so hard to make this Philadelphia meeting happen. Everything has been designed for you.
New York/New Jersey Chapter
Philadelphia Regional Chapter
Honoring our Heritage: Historical Marker Commemorating Founding of MLA in Philadelphia
In November 2015, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, MLA, and the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of MLA unveiled a historical marker commemorating MLA’s founding in 1898.
The marker reads:
Medical Library Association: World’s oldest medical library association founded here in 1898 to facilitate access to reliable medical literature for the improvement of health care. Among the US and Canadian founders were George M. Gould, MD;Sir William Osler, MD; and Margaret R. Charlton, librarian.
This piece of MLA history is about a five minute walk from the conference hotel so be sure to swing by 1420 Chestnut Street during your stay in Philadelphia.
For more information on the marker, visit http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2016/02/new-historical-marker-commemorates-the-founding-of-the-medical-library-association/