SAASC Presents Putting the Pieces Together: Creating and Maintaining an Archives in a Regional Medical Center

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SAASC is excited to host Mary Jo Russell on Thursday, March 14th from 4:30-5:30pm PT as she discusses her work as the Knowledge Resources Librarian & Archivist at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center! This presentation will take all of the pieces of the process – creating, editing, and publishing a history of the hospital and put them together. Mary Jo will also share various lessons learned along the way about being a solo medical librarian who is also the resident archivist.

Mary Jo Russell is a 33-year career medical librarian at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Houghton College and her master’s degree in library science from the State University at Albany, both in New York.

She began her career as a part time librarian in a small community hospital, then accepted a full time position at Vassar in 1991 to revitalize a very outdated library. Several renovations and many years later, she is still there! She established the medical center archives in 2004.

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Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Online via Zoom