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Health Sciences Archives 101 Webinar

Posted by on December 11th, 2020 Posted in: Blog




Thanks to GMR for the Expert Speaker Award to support the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) webinar “Health Sciences Archives 101, held Thursday, November 12. As so many other organizations have done, HSLI had to cancel its 2020 conference due to COVID-19, and had been looking for some alternate continuing education options for members (and beyond).

Our expert speaker was Lisa Mix, who has been Head of Archives at New York Presbyterian Hospital as well as an archivist at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and the University of California San Francisco.

Lisa led participants through what to do if you are suddenly given responsibility for archives at your medical institution.  She provided practical steps and recommended a wealth of support resources, including NLM History of Medicine Division, the History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium, and NLM Digital Collections.   She provided encouragement to “accidental archivists” who find themselves adding this role to those “other duties as assigned.”

HSLI was able to record the webinar: https://youtu.be/izC8tfR4CwE

And Lisa Mix’s handout is available on the HSLI website: http://hsli.org/

We are grateful to GMR for the support!



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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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