Registration now open for tri-chapter meeting

From Rick Peterson:

Registration is now open for 3 by the Sea, a tri-chapter meeting of the New York/New Jersey, Middle Atlantic, and Philadelphia Regional Chapters of the Medical Library Association on October 5-8 at Resorts Hotel in Atlantic

Register online at:

Our three chapters have over five hundred members in eight states plus the District of Columbia! Join your colleagues, vendor partners, distinguished speakers and presenters for a great meeting. More information is on the conference website:

Monday and Thursday feature eight continuing education courses:

– Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries
(Diane Kovacs)
– Librarians: Let’s Escape the Box (Diane Wolf)
– Influencing & Negotiating Skills (Lynne Waymon)
– Developing & Negotiating License Agreements (Rick Anderson)
– Measuring Your Impact (Sue Hunter and Cindy Olney)
– Hands-On Web 2.0 (Gregg Notess)
– PubMed for Experts (Arpita Bose and Sheila Snow Croft)
– Canny Consumer (Terri Ottosen).

The Tuesday keynote speaker will be Dr. P. M. Forni, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project (JHCP). In 2008, Dr. Forni published The Civility Solution: What to Do when
People Are Rude.

The Wednesday keynote speaker will be Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet.

The Wednesday evening banquet speaker will be noted local author and historian of the Jersey shore, Margaret Thomas Buchholz.

The conference wrap-up session speaker will be MJ Tooey, Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her speech is entitled, “A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste.”

The schedule is packed with quality programming around Tuesday’s theme, “Skills for the Future,” and  Wednesday’s theme, “Patient Care & Technology.”

Meet with vendors in the Exhibit Hall Tuesday 9 to 5, Wednesday 9 to noon and during the welcome reception on Monday evening from 6-9pm.

Find out the latest in what your colleagues are doing at three juried poster sessions.

Back by popular demand, MAC’s Speed Mentoring Program, modeled on speed dating, will be available to all conference attendees. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Meredith Solomon, with your contact information and indicate whether you would like to be a mentor or mentee.

The conference rooms are in the original Resorts Hotel, which was built in 1912 and retains its classic atmosphere. The reserved guest rooms (only $99/night) are in the stylish new Rendezvous Tower.

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Hope to see you down the shore!

Marie K. Saimbert
Registration coordinator, 3 by the Sea
Information & Education Librarian
UMDNJ-George F. Smith Library

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