AVSL Annual Meeting 2016

Association of Vision Science Librarians 

2016 Fall Meeting

American Academy of Optometry
November 9-11, 2016
Anaheim, CA, USA

Contact Co-chair Leslie Holland for further information

Registration NOW CLOSED

All vision librarians affiliated with a vision-related institution are welcome!

Travel and Lodging Information

Map of Locations


[Download tentative fall 2016 agenda]

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 (8:15am to 4:30pm – Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA)

8:15-9:00           Pick-up at hotel and transport to Ketchum

9:00-9:30           Continental breakfast

9:30-10:30          Business meeting

10:30-10:45        Break

10:45–12:00        Jim Jorkasky of AEVER/NEVER

Highlights of discussion topics from MLA meeting in Toronto (May 2016) and fall meeting in New Orleans (October 2015)

Mentoring (Anton and Sieving)

What statistics do libraries keep? (Wells)

Re-cap of 2013-2015 “futuring” discussions: the purpose and future of AVSL

Presentation run-through: American Academy of Optometry workshop

“How to Find Evidence Based References and Resources” – to be held November 10, 1:30pm-2:30pm (Ferimer/Holland)

12:00-1:00           Lunch

1:00-1:30             Library tour

1:30-3:00              Member presentation

3:00-3:15             Break

3:15-4:30pm        Changes in membership and the field, and how do we meet the needs of all our members?

New and innovative resources and services members are offering their communities; how are our libraries changing?  (General discussion)

Volunteers for open positions

Website design and web committee concept discussion

Dinner in small groups or on your own


Thursday, November 10th (8:30am to 4:30pm AAO @ Anaheim Convention Centre & Dinner)

8:30-9:00            Continental breakfast

9:00-12:00          Any remaining business from yesterday

Leadership plan discussion – looking ahead to 2017 and beyond


ARVO – Gayle Claman

12:00-1:30          Lunch

1:30-4:30            Altmetrics

NNLM Speaker (CE credit)

TBA                    Dinner


Friday, November 11th (8:30am to 1:00pm – Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA)

8:15-9:00           Transportation to Western

9:00-9:30           Continental breakfast

9:30-10:45         Archiving media (Berto Tarin, )

10:45-11:00       Break

11:00-11:30       Tour of Western’s new facility

11:30-12:30       Any remaining business/wrap up

AVSL Posters at MLA (Suzanne Ferimer)

AMA Citation Style (Karen Lamson)

Last updated: 2018/03/20