AAHSL is cosponsoring the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM)’s upcoming symposium “Post-Pandemic Libraries: The Upcoming Era of Change.” Part of our sponsorship is going toward forty-four scholarships for health sciences librarians to attend the virtual symposium (valued at $85). One random scholarship winner will receive a one-year FNLM membership (valued at $200).
- Must be a current library staff member
- Write a short essay on your interest in the symposium (max 1,000 characters)
- Must be able to attend the virtual symposium on March 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m., eastern time
Fine print: All scholarships will be awarded. No more than two awardees from one institution unless the deadline is extended. A random drawing will be made of qualified applicants, with priority to those without institutional support for professional development. Due date is February 18, with notification by February 23. Winners’ names will be sent to FNLM to be registered for the symposium.
Elsevier is sponsoring scholarships for LIS students and faculty. Let me know if you have students so we can send that application.
About the symposium
March 17, 2022
The COVID-19 global pandemic instantly reshaped how libraries function—from services to workflows, from technologies to communications. As librarians continue to adjust to these sudden changes, there remains the question of to what degree will these changes stick, especially as the world’s population encounters future global shifts. Numerous lessons were learned during this pandemic, but which ones will shape and improve the library profession? How will the social artifacts of our current pandemic become embedded in our organizations, creating a “new normal” as well as pathways for new models of work? How have the information needs and behaviors of our user communities informed our libraries’ adaptations during the pandemic, and how we will continue to meet their diverse needs in the long-term? The keynote speakers and panelists will share and discuss how libraries—particularly in the medical and health sciences fields—can leverage change to create more agile, informed, and impactful libraries and librarians and to forge a more exciting and advanced future for librarianship. Join us as we shape tomorrow’s libraries.
Agenda and registration information will be posted soon.
Are you an LIS student or faculty member? Apply here.
Scholarship committee—Kate Flewelling (AAHSL), Gwen Evans (Elsevier), and Jean Shipman (FNLM)