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MLA has formally accepted our proposal concerning HSOCLCUG funds!
Here's an update on what HSOCLCUG has been doing - and an invitation to HSOCLCUG's last meeting.
The MLA Board of Directors approved HSOCLCUG's request to donate its remaining funds to MLA at the Board's February 17-19 meeting in Chicago. When Health Sciences OCLC Users Group disbands later this year, the funds will be forwarded to MLA and placed in a Temporarily Restricted Fund to be used for the purposes stated in HSOCLCUG's formal proposal to MLA.
Details of the proposal are on the HSOCLCUG website. In summary, the proposal is that the remaining funds be used to support a health sciences librarian to attend occasional OCLC Members Council meetings and to represent our interests to OCLC.
An HSOCLCUG officer will present a short update on developments at the MLA/TSS Business Meeting in San Antonio on Tuesday, May 17, which is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Please attend the Business Meeting if you can.
Please review the following documents linked here prior to the MLA/TSS Business Meeting. There is a proposal for an OCLC Special Interest Group (SIG) in MLA. Please review the proposed Statement of Purpose [.pdf version] for this SIG and be prepared to comment and or sign this document at the MLA Annual meeting. There is also a guideline document which outlines the qualifications and responsibilities of the MLA allied representative to OCLC for the MLA President-elect to use in selecting a representative to attend the OCLC Members Council Meeting: QUALIFICATION for MLA Allied Representative to OCLC. [.pdf version]
Comments from the MLA/TSS membership are requested prior to the Business meeting, so that any necessary amendments may be made, and so that the business may proceed quickly. Contact Mary Holt <email@example.com> prior to May 12, 2005. Please email discussion and remarks on the membership concerns, communication issues and how best to maintain a strong voice to advocate issues of interest to this Section and medical librarians in the larger OCLC global community.
Mary Holt and Dan Kniesner will present a special poster on HSOCLCUG's early history on Monday, May 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Following the poster session will be a "Farewell to HSOCLCUG" social event at nearby Dante's Pizza at 7 p.m. It will be HSOCLCUG's last meeting ever.
All HSOCLCUG members, past and present HSOCLCUG officers, all MLA/TSS members, and past and present MLA/TSS officers are invited to this final social event. Dante's Pizza is at 410 E. Commerce Street, just three blocks west of the Marriott RiverCenter, the MLA conference hotel. It is on the southeast corner of Commerce and Presa. The event will include a complimentary salad bar/pasta bar/pizza buffet.
Please RSVP email Mary Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dan Kniesner (email@example.com) by May 6 if you plan to attend so that we may have an estimate of how many will be there. We will be announcing this also in an article in Technical Trends.
Janice J. Powell Muller, President
Judith Dzierba, Past-President
Dan Kniesner, Administrative Secretary & Archivist
Charlie Lackey, Start of Message
Editor Mary Holt, Web Coordinator
Monday, May 16, 7 p.m. during MLA Annual in San Antonio
All HSOCLCUG members, past and present HSOCLCUG officers, all MLA/TSS members, and past and present MLA/TSS officers are invited to the final HSOCLCUG social event. The event will include a complimentary salad bar/pasta bar/pizza buffet.
Dante's Pizza is at 410 E. Commerce Street, just three blocks west of the Marriott RiverCenter, the MLA conference hotel.
Please try to attend the MLA/TSS Business Meeting in San Antonio on Tuesday, May 17, which is scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m.
Mary Holt and Dan Kniesner will present a special poster on HSOCLCUG's early history, "Action through Librarian Advocacy: Olyn Ruxin and the Health Sciences OCLC Users Group (HSOCLCUG)" on Monday, May 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. [ MLA annual Meeting poster presentations, Futuro Magnifico: Celebrating Our Diversity].
For more information on current medical authority practices in the health sciences libraries review Judith Dzibera and Dan Kniesner's research results Authority Practices Survey Results (2002) [.pdf]
Background information on the past and present medical subject heading initiatives of the Health Sciences OCLC Users Group.
Janice J. Powell Muller, President
|Judith Dzierba, Past-President
Library of Rush University
RUSH University Medical Center
Oregon Health & Science University Library
|NLM Liaison, Executive Board Member
Collection Management Librarian
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Rudolph Matas Medical Library
Tulane University Health Sciences (TUHS)
|MEDCAT, List Manager
Shields Library, University of California
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-5292
Lynne Barnett Bowman
Medical Center Library
University of Kentucky
|Previous HSOCLCUG Annual Meetings|
|May 7-9, 1998, Cincinnati, OH||March 19-22, 1997, New Orleans, LA|
|May 1-4, 1996, New York, NY||April 26-29, 1995, Boulder, CO|
|October 22-24, 1999, Norman, OK||October 28, 2001, New Orleans, LA|
|HSOCLCUG Called Meetings & Related Business, 2002-2003|
|June 30, 2003 (10amCT-2:20pmCT)||
Email Forum-HSOCLCUG Business Meeting
|June 20, 2003||
Cancelled: Informal Discussion-ALA Annual'03 (OCLC Suites, Toronto, Ontario)
|January 18, 2002||
Informal Discussion-ALA Midwinter'02 (OCLC Suites, New Orleans, LA)
|May 19, 2002|| |
Business meeting & Reception-MLA Annual'02(Dallas,TX)
|May 21, 2002|| |
Resolution approved: MLA, Technical Services Section '02(Dallas,TX)
|June 9, 2002||Resolution approved: Medical Section/B&LS Division/Special Library Association'02 (Los Angeles, CA)|
The Internet domain name: http://hsoclcug.org
The URL for this page is: http://www.tulane.edu/~matas/HSOCLCUG/hsoclcug.html