Posted on | March 10, 2014 | No Comments
Please join us for our Spring Business Meeting on March 25th, 9:30am – 12:30pm! It is likely we will finish early
A webex will be set up for individuals who would like to call in to the meeting. The webex information will be distributed on March 17th.
You are also welcome to join us in person at:
Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, conference room 2F
12254 Bellflower Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
Please contact Mary.E.White@kp.org to RSVP and for a map of the available parking lots.
We have not yet found a location in Arizona to host the meeting, so please let us know if you have a room available.
Posted on | February 27, 2014 | No Comments
The 2014 MLGSCA membership renewal registration is now open! Please renew online at http://bit.ly/1aalwbA.
Benefits for maintaining your MLGSCA membership include:
- Announcements on job postings, networking opportunities, professional and social events, and more through the MLGSCA Listserv
- Discounted registration rates for continuing education courses, as well as the Annual Joint Meetings
- The MLGSCA Member Directory – updated annually
- Free access to MLGSCA’s SurveyMonkey subscription
- MLGSCA scholarship, grants, and awards
- Mentor/mentee program
- Opportunity to serve as an elected official or volunteer on committee(s)
- Eligibility to vote in the upcoming MLGSCA Advisory Council election. Must renew by March 1, 2014!
- Regional affiliation with the Medical Library Association
Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check, please complete the entire registration form online and mail the printed confirmation page along with payment to Janet L. Hobbs, MLGSCA Treasurer.
Janet L. Hobbs, MLGSCA Treasurer
Cedars-Sinai Medical Library
8700 Beverly Boulevard South Tower, 2815
Los Angeles, CA 90048
If you have any questions regarding your MLGSCA membership, please contact the Membership Co-chairs:
Sunny Sritongsook, MLIS, AHIP
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Community Outreach Coordinator
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
Posted on | February 18, 2014 | No Comments
The Nominating Committee is looking for eligible candidates for the 2014 election.
Although we have ideas about candidates, we would like to hear from you – either through self-nomination or sharing a member’s name for possible inclusion on the upcoming ballot.
This year we are seeking:
- President-Elect/Continuing Education & Program Chair – Three (3) year term (President-Elect, President, Immediate Past-President)
- Secretary – One (1) year term
- MLGSCA Nominating Committee – Two year term
In addition to the above elected positions, the Nominating Committee will also be looking for MLGSCA’s nominee for the MLA Nominating Committee.
Contact us directly or via e-mail with the subject line: Nominating.
MLGSCA 2013-2014 Nominating Committee
Posted on | February 18, 2014 | No Comments
Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $200.00 (nonmember, $380)
MLA CE Contact Hours: 4
Libraries and librarians have long been providing services and health information to patients and their families in the healthcare setting and in the community. With health care reform and the complexity of the entire health care system increasing, the move toward patient-centered care has reached the consciousness of almost every health care professional and institution.
The Patient Experience and Engagement: Improving Patient Centered Care One Person at a Time Symposium is designed for librarians and other information professionals working with patients, case managers, consumers and librarians on clinical care and health education teams.
Through this symposium participants will gain a better knowledge of the many definitions of patient engagement and discuss and explore new and existing methods of how to connect the public and providers with quality health information resources and tools, including the Patient Engagement Framework.
This half day long symposium will consist of:
- Keynote speaker, Stephen Wilkins, author of the blog Mind the Gap, which discusses evidence-based insights on how physicians and patients communicate and engage with each other.
- A panel of invited speakers who will provide their perspectives based on the role they play in their institutions or through their own experiences as patients. Panel speakers include T. Scott Pulchack, Associate Professor and Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ruti Volk, a patient education librarian, and Judy C. Stribling, Assistant Librarian at Weill Cornell Medical College and Manager of the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center (MMPRC).
- Small breakout sessions to discuss different patient engagement strategies introduced in the Symposium and those shared by the symposium participants.
Click here<http://mla2014symposium.libguides.com/patientengagement> for additional information.
Posted on | February 13, 2014 | No Comments
The Louise Darling Award deadline is coming up on February 15!
There are currently no nominations, so please nominate an awesome colleague who:
- Contributed significantly to the advancement of health sciences librarianship through service, publications, presentations, or projects
- Is a current MLGSCA member and has been a member for at least 2 years
Please submit your nomination forms by February 15.
Posted on | February 5, 2014 | No Comments
Save the date!
Quintessential 2014: Convergence & Collaboration Sunday, October 12 – Thursday, October 16, 2014 Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado. The convergence of five local MLA chapters (Midcontinental, Southern California/Arizona, Northern California/Nevada, Pacific Northwest, and South Central) promises to be something special.
Visit the website at: http://quint2014.mlanet.org
Program outline, location information and hotel registration links are now available on the website. Check back often for more information and updates.
*** Coming soon ***
Check out the blog tab later this Spring. There will be a series of trivia questions and the grand prize will be a CE class of the winner’s choice!
Posted on | January 11, 2014 | No Comments
MLGSCA’s new President-Elect is Kathleen Carlson. Kathleen is the Education/Associate Librarian at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her vision is that “MLGSCA will continue to assist librarians, information professionals and others understand that our organization promotes excellence in professional achievement, leadership and enhances the quality of health care, education, and research and dedicated to the support of health sciences research, and patient care.”
Thanks to everyone who voted, and our gratitude to Kathleen for stepping up to serve our organization!
Posted on | December 10, 2013 | No Comments
The MLGSCA 2013 Special Election to fill the President-Elect position is now open through December 23, 2013 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time USA. A ballot will be sent to members soon from Ballot Bin, our online election tool.
The MLGSCA 2013/14 Nominating Committee
Elisa Cortez, Chair
Bio: Kathleen Carlson is the Education/Associate Librarian at the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UACoM) Phoenix. She has completed her second year in this newly created position and is already working with the first and second year medical students as well as the clinical faculty. She is involved with assisting MSIs and MSIIs in their research on their four-year Scholarly Project. She has also given instruction in research databases, mobile technology as well as RefWorks, the bibliographic management system and created subject guides (LibGuides) for use in Outreach Clinics. The new Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) is home to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library-Phoenix and opened in July 2013. The 13700 square feet library is located on the third and fourth floors. Currently the Phoenix Biomedical Campus is home to 200 medical students, 50 public health students, and 20 nursing students. The 2012 fall semester began the collaboration between Northern Arizona University (located in Flagstaff, AZ) and their doctoral programs in Physical Therapy (PT) and Physician Assistant (PA) students. Prior to the UACoM Phoenix position, Kathleen was the Health Sciences Librarian at Arizona State University, downtown Phoenix campus for five years and worked as a hospital librarian at John C. Lincoln Hospital-North Mountain also in Phoenix. Her activities with MLGSCA include: Primary MLGSCA Exhibitor – Arizona Library Association Annual Conference (AZLA), 2013, Joint Meeting (San Diego) MLGSCA and Northern California Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) – Continuing Education Co-Chair, 2012/2013, MLA Chapter Representative Alternate, 2012 /2014, Joint Meeting (Glendale, AZ) MLGSCA and Northern California Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) – Exhibits Co-Chair, 2009 /2010, Blog Chair, 2010, Newsletter Co-Chair, 2009, Joint Meeting (Las Vegas) MLGSCA and NCNMLG – Poster Co-Chair, 2007/2008, MLGSCA Advisory Committee, 2007/2014, and MLGSCA – Interlibrary Loan Coupon Manager, 2006/2008.
Statement of Aims: I am willing to run for MLGSCA President because I have been nurtured by this organization. And with the help of its dedicated members MLGSCA will continue to assist librarians, information professionals and others understand that our organization promotes excellence in professional achievement, leadership and enhances the quality of health care, education, and research and dedicated to the support of health sciences research, and patient care. MLGSCA is one of the 13 MLA chapters that make up the larger parent organization. MLGSCA can only be valuable if its members continue to volunteer their time and expertise and contribute to the organization’s success. I understand that most MLGSCA members have positions in hospitals, universities and colleges that are their primary focus but I challenge MLGSCA’s silent majority to volunteer as chair persons, work on committees, and workgroups to continue to make MLGSCA a strong chapter.
Posted on | November 21, 2013 | No Comments
The MLGSCA Research Committee has heard member feedback that you would like more research training opportunities! We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with MLA and will be offering scholarships for MLGSCA members to attend MLA’s upcoming webinar Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need on December 11th from 1 pm to 230 pm (Central time) from the comfort of your desk!
See webinar description here: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/research/index.html
- Current MLGSCA membership
- Complete a scholarship request form by December 2nd – funding is limited so don’t delay!
- Preference will be given to those applicants whose geographic distance, workload responsibilities, or financial need would deter their participation at one of the sites sponsoring this event.
If you have been kicking around a project idea or want to learn more about research techniques, data collection and/or research collaboration, this webinar is for you!!
Ready to turn in your request form? Link here to complete and submit:
Questions? Contact Deb Schneider, MLGSCA Research Committee Chairperson, at DSchneider@shc.org.
Posted on | November 21, 2013 | No Comments
Please find below a link to the on-demand recording of MLA’s “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know.” This program will be available on-demand through December 31, 2014.
Link to recorded webinar: http://mla.adobeconnect.com/p11m7kosji9/
Posted on | October 24, 2013 | No Comments
Casa Loma College seeks a Library Technician for its Hawthorne Campus. The Library Technician shall perform daily library operations, assist in the usage of library resources and library equipment, and provide basic technical support. He or she will also assist in maintaining statistics reflecting library activities, preparing and submitting reports, and performing collection management and cataloging, as needed. This is a part-time, 24 hour per week position.
The Library Technician must:
* Demonstrate professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation
* Be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
* Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
* Interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
* Be knowledgeable in modern office methods, procedures, practices, and equipment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
* Properly use English grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
One to two years of experience working in a library (academic library preferred), including customer service.
Experience providing basic technical hardware and software assistance (preferred)
A.A. in Library Technology, or equivalent
To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 professional references to the Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Posted on | October 3, 2013 | No Comments
Applications are now being accepted for MLA’s Rising Star Program!
The MLA Rising Star program has been developed for MLA members who are interested in attaining leadership roles in MLA but who have not yet become active at a national level. The one-year leadership development program matches each Rising Star with a mentor in a curriculum that includes:
• learning how MLA succeeds through the volunteer efforts of its members;
• the roles of the MLA Board and staff; and
• project management skills applied to an actual MLA project.
Application and information can be found online at: http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/awards/20130827_rising_star_app.doc
Applications are due November 1, 2013.
Also, if your chapter, section, or committee is interested in submitting a project for the program, the host/mentor application can be found online at: http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/awards/20130827_rising_star_host_app.doc
Host/Mentor applications are also due November 1, 2013.