Today is the day! MAHSLIN 2022 is here!

Let’s round out the Top 10!

2. Enjoy lively and interactive presentations with skills you can use immediately.

1. No one is excited to see you as we are!

Our conference starts tomorrow! Here are more reasons to attend!

4. Vote on the cutest pet and talk about your favorite hobbies and TV shows.

3. Hear from an amazing speaker about unpacking biases and integrating anti-racism into our work.

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More Top 10 for MAHSLIN 2022!

8. Take a break from your work week.

7. Learn about ways to make the LIS field more inclusive and diverse.

6. Visit with our vendors to find out about their newest products!

5. Network, connect and reconnect with librarians from New England and the Northeast!

MAHSLIN 2022: Annual Conference!

Join us on April 6-7 for our virtual conference, Unpacking Biases – Integrating DEI and Anti-Racism in Our Work.

We have opened our Top 10 for our upcoming conference! Registration is open too!

10. We have the most reasonable fees to attend: $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers and free for students, unemployed individuals and retirees.

9. You can once again attend in Conference Call Casual (Trademark still pending from 2021).

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President’s Welcome


For those that don’t know me, my name is Jessie Casella and I am the current President of the Massachusetts Health Sciences Libraries Network (MAHSLIN). I am a clinical librarian at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System. Our main facility is in Leeds, just outside of Northampton.

Welcome to new MAHSLIN members and welcome back to returning MAHSLIN members! I along with the rest of the MAHSLIN Executive Board are excited that you have joined MAHSLIN this year.

Thank you to everyone who completed the post Annual Meeting survey. Based on that feedback we saw that there was interest in MAHSLIN providing more training for diversity and inclusion, virtual work, aligning with key groups and management, tech tools, creating videos and podcasts, instructional design, and managing collections with
shrinking budgets.

The MAHSLIN Executive Board will do our best to meet your needs. If you do not see topics of interest above, please reach out and let us know what trainings and resources can best support you.

The MAHSLIN Executive Board is committed to working toward an equitable, inclusive, and diverse culture that welcomes all health sciences librarians and those with an interest in health sciences libraries. This is challenging work that requires commitment, continual learning, courage to speak up, humility, accountability, patience, and perseverance.

This year the MAHSLIN Executive Board is committed to:

-Ensuring ADA compliance on documents and recordings
-Outreach recruiting programs to all Massachusetts libraries, MLS/MLIS students, and STEM students to make MAHSLIN membership more representative of Massachusetts’s population
-Making DEI training available to MAHSLIN members either directly through MAHSLIN or through third parties
-Continuing to remove cost barriers to professional development by providing professional development awards

MAHSLIN is a collective of all its members. I hope over the next year that we can each grow in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by talking with and learning from each other. If you have specific ideas and/or actions for how to grow DEI in MAHSLIN, please reach out to me or another member of the MAHSLIN Executive Board.

Usually in the President’s welcome message, the President will outline plans and goals for the year ahead. One of the major lessons I have learned over the last 16 months is the need to be adaptable with long range planning. While we have your suggestions from the survey, I know that changes occur quickly, and we may need to add or adapt topics as needed. As new challenges come up, please reach out to me or another MAHSLIN Executive Board member and let us know how we can be supporting you.

MAHSLIN is not an executive board. MAHSLIN is YOU! The Executive Board is here to serve you so please let us know how we can do that.

Jessie Casella, MLIS
MAHSLIN President

One week to go until the MAHSLIN annual meeting

Check out the meeting website!

Here is what the day will bring:

The program and speaker biographies are listed.  Check out the list of exhibitors and vendors. 

·        Listen and learn from informative sessions

·        Learn how to use a tourniquet in an emergency

·        Network with your colleagues

·        Play exhibitor BINGO during the breakout sessions and win prizes!

·        Good food and great snacks

Come one, Come all – it’s time to register for the MAHSLIN annual meeting!

Here are my top ten reasons to attend the meeting.

1.     Listen and learn from a national expert on disaster medicine.

2.     Learn about the free resources from the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management  Research Center.

3.     Lunch is included in the registration!

4.     The meeting is centrally located, right off Route 95/128 in Waltham.

5.     There are great afternoon snacks!

6.     Meet other librarians from New England.

7.     What other way can you celebrate the Ides of March.

8.     Learn what to do with a tourniquet.

9.     MA Health Science Librarians are fun!

10.  Become inspired to learn something new.

Here is the link to the meeting web site.

Here are more TOP TEN REASONS to attend the MAHSLIN annual meeting on Friday, March 15th

Continue reading ‘Here are more TOP TEN REASONS to attend the MAHSLIN annual meeting on Friday, March 15th’

Our conference is going to be great!

More from our list of  Top 10 Reasons why you should attend:

10) Libraries can become response centers in your community during a disaster

9) Increase communication about policies and best practices when disaster strikes

8) Learn what to do with a tourniquet

7) Lunch and snacks are included in registration!

More to come.

Here is the link to the meeting web site.  You can check out the program and register.

Time for 2 more reasons to attend our conference!


  1. Learn what to do with a tourniquet
  2. Improve resilience among coworkers during disasters

Register today!

#networking #healthsciences #resiliency

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