Upcoming programs from the African American Medical Librarians Alliance

Good Morning Colleagues!

The Virtual Engagement Committee of the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) invites you to attend our February Programs during the Experience MLA event.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (EST)

How Personal Values Drive Equity in Open Science

Kari L. Jordan and Heidi Hernandez Gatty will take you on an exploration of the role of personal values in open science. They will lead you through an exercise to identify your values through a culturally relevant lens and guide you in using your personal values to advocate for equity in open science. http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2962/how-personal-values-drive-equity-in-open-science

Wednesday, February 17, 1:00pm

Radical Self-care & Wellness for Information Professionals session 7 with Deya Patterson, Business Strategist & Personal Awareness Coach

Originally from Upstate New York now residing in Charleston, SC; Deya is often referred to as the Power Pusher! After many years of serving in ministry as a worship leader, Deya found her true purpose and calling in being completely authentic by making people laugh, hosting events, and encouraging others to win! Deya believes ministry doesn’t just happen on Sunday mornings, it’s a lifestyle.  She is the founder of Deya Patterson & Co and the Power Push Podcast Show.  Deya Patterson is dedicated to affirming, encouraging personal growth, and activating women to live this life without limits! She is truly a motivating force!!

RSVP via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/137209365907

Friday, February 19, 2:00 PM (EST)

MLA Reads Virtual Book Club: Participate Nationally; Act Locally

This session will feature a panel of book club facilitators, who will share how they are using insights learned from facilitating the MLA Reads book discussion group. Panelists will share how their participation in the virtual book group inspired them to implement similar initiatives at their home institutions. https://www.mlanet.org/p/ca/vi/sid=502

Wednesday, February 24, 1:00pm

Radical Self-care & Wellness for Information Professionals session 8: Grace Under Pressure: The African American Male Perspective

Carenado Davis, PhD, MLS, Dean of Library Services, Wake Tech Community College

Tristan R. Ebron , MLS, Collections Technician, Government and Heritage, NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

Carl Leak, MLS, MA, Science & Technology Team Librarian, George Mason University

RSVP via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/141171081505

Thursday, February 25, :00 to 5:30 PM (EST)

African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus – Update and Meet and Greet

Join the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus for a brief introduction of AAMLA for new and returning members, update of ongoing and future projects, and opportunities for participation by members. Followed by a mixer event/ activity for members to meet, interact and reconnect with each other. https://www.mlanet.org/p/ca/vi/sid=510

Visit our website to learn more about the African American Medical Librarians Alliance.

We look forward to seeing you at the session.


AAMLA Virtual Engagement Committee

Kelsa Bartley, University of Miami

Xan Goodman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Shannon Jones, Medical University of South Carolina

Tyler Moses, Emory University

Beverly Murphy, Duke University

Tamara Nelson, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Aidy Weeks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jamia Williams, SUNY Brockport

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