Meeting Program

ALHHS/MeMA 2016 Program

Note: Information on Wednesday and Thursday tours and meetings can be found in the Pre-Conference Tours and Meeting section.

Thursday, April 28

8:00- 9:00          Registration.  Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium

         Continental breakfast.  Elmer Andersen Library Atrium

9:05-9:15           Welcome by ALHHS President Steve Novak and MeMA President Shannon O'Dell.

                           120  Elmer L. Andersen Library.

9:15 – 10:25      15-Minute Presentations by Members (4 Presentations). 120 Andersen

A Book by its Cover: Identifying and Scientifically Testing the World’s Books Bound in Human Skin
Megan Rosenbloom, Associate Director for Collection Resources, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California

Anthropodermic Books, the Convergence of Text and Specimen, and the Future of the Historical Medical Library
Beth Lander, Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

An integrated approach to historical medical audiovisuals: Current work at the National Library of Medicine
Sarah Eilers, Curator, Historical Audiovisuals, National Library of Medicine & Michael Sappol, Historian, Scholar-in-Residence, National Library of Medicine

Neither Definitive or Comprehensive: The Vagaries of the Journal Databases
          Micaela Sullivan Fowler, Curator/History of Health Sciences Librarian. Head of Marketing &

10:25 – 10:40     Break

10:40 – 11:45     Keynote Address  120 Andersen

                            The Structured World and the Swamp: Medical Humanities and Humanism in the Hi-Tech Age
                                    Lucy Bruell. Instructor in the Division of Medical Humanities at the NYU School of Medicine,
                                     Editor in Chief of the NYU Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database.

11:45 – 1:15      Lunch and Business Meetings
ALHHS members will meet in 120 Elmer Andersen Library
MeMA members will meet in 29 Willey Hall, one floor down from the Andersen Library Atrium. Guides will be on hand to take people to the appropriate room.

1:15 – 2:15        Panel Discussion on Digitization. 120 Andersen

                    “Medical Historical Resources in the Changing Digital Landscape"
                            Melissa Grafe, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History at Yale University, on behalf of the Medical                                 Heritage Library

“Digital Interaction: How Medicine Became Modern”
        Brandy Schillace, Research Associate and Public Engagement Fellow, the Dittrick Medical History Center

“Building Digital Collections at Weill Cornell”
        Lisa Mix – Head, Medical Center Archives, Weill Cornell Medicine

2:15 – 2:30       Break

2:30 – 3:30       Lightning Talks by Members (4 Presentations). 120 Andersen

Overview of new activities at the Mayo Clinic.
Renee Ziemer, Mayo Clinic

Collaboration between medical museums, and Boy and Girl Scouts.

Kristen Vogt Veggeberg, Doctoral Student and Researcher, University of Illinois Chicago –

AIDS – A Patient’s Perspective
Alan Hawk, Collections Manager, Historical Collections, National Museum of Health and Medicine.

Pathology, Protocols & Perception
Paula Summerly, Research Project Manager, John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine,  University of Texas Medical Branch

3:45                Adjourn.  Assemble for ALHHS/MeMA tours. Andersen Atrium.

3:45-4:30        Post Conference Tours

3:45-4:30        Andersen Library Limit 10
3:45-5:00        Wangensteen Historical Library Limit 20