Official Program

NY-NJ Chapter of MLA & BQSIMB Health Sciences Librarians 2014 Joint Annual Meeting

Friday, October 24, 2014 in Manhattan at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine, Stern Auditorium,

1190 5th Ave., New York, NY 10029


Our distinguished speakers are as follows:

Carla Funk serves as chief executive officer and international affairs officer for the Medical Library Association since 1992 and has responsibility for the planning, implementation, execution, and coordination of association's programs working under and with the Board of Directors. Carla has a master's of business administration and a master's of library science and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Linda Walton serves as the 2014-2015 President of the Medical Library Association,Chicago, IL.
Read more about Linda in JMLA

William Self serves as the President of BQSIMB and Director of Library Services, Health Sciences Library, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY.  Served previously as the Director of The Medical Library Center of New York (MLCNY).

Renae Barger serves as the Executive Director of NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. MAR supports collaboration, training, and funding opportunities for nearly 1,000 health centers, health departments, community organizations, as well as medical, public and school libraries throughout Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. More about MAR

Schedule* at a Glance

*This schedule is subject to change. Changes, if necessary, will be announced in the meeting, posted to the groups' listservs and websites, and updated here.

Friday, October 24
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:00 am Welcome: Mahnaz Tehrani, Chair, NY-NJ MLA and Willam Self, President, BQSIMB
10:00 am - 10:30 pm RML Update: Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region
10:30 am - 11:20 am Keynote 1:
Carla Funk, Executive Director, MLA will speak on "Librarians Without Borders® : MLA's Global Health Information Initiatives"
11:20 am - 11:45 amBreak, Vendors
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Keynote 2:
William Self, President BQSIMB,NY will speak on "BQSIMB: a history of collaboration"
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch in Annenberg West Lobby, catered by Mt. Sinai 
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmBusiness Meeting - NY-NJ MLA - Stern Auditorium
Business Meeting - BQSIMB - Annenberg West Lobby
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Chapter Updates: Mahnaz Tehrani (NY-NJ MLA), William Self (BQSIMB)
 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm MLA Update: Linda Walton, President of MLA
 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Lightning Round    
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Wrap-up
After Meeting Reception !!!
Special Event @ Joe Fresh (Madison and 80th St.) from 5 to 8 pm. Free cocktails/hors d'oeuvres Plus 25% discount on purchases that evening