Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

I am MLGSCA: Sondhaya “Sunny” McGowan

Posted on | June 2, 2023 | No Comments

Name: Sondhaya “Sunny” McGowan
Institution: Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
Title: Manager, Medical Library

Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution.

I am responsible for the daily operations of two hospital libraries in the Scripps Health system. I have a small, but mighty team comprised of 2 medical librarians, a library technician and a volunteer library archivist. We help guide our health care professionals to utilize the knowledge-based tools offered through the library and provide research support for continuing education and evidence-based practice.

Why is MLGSCA important to you?

I’ve been a member of MLGSCA since I was in library school and the organization has offered me so much in terms of knowledge and networking opportunities that I found more accessible than the national organization, MLA. It was MLGSCA that really helped propel me into this career.

What is your advice to someone new to medical librarianship?

Definitely join and participate on professional library associations like MLGSCA to stay connected with your peers. You can learn a lot from them, I know I have!

What has been the most interesting project you have worked on?

During the pandemic, I was involved on two task force projects for the Hospital Library Caucus of MLA. Developing the Hospital Library Caucus Advocacy Toolkit on LibGuides and updating the Standards of Practice for Hospital Libraries and Librarians, 2022 published in JMLA.

What do you consider to be the most pressing issues or trends in librarianship?

Make it a practice to learn new things, embrace change, and innovate! As much as librarians are great at knowing and doing it all, AI-technology will challenge us in good ways and maybe not so good. Use your knowledge-seeking talents to stay relevant, and it may mean reinventing ways in how we continue to meet the information needs of our stakeholders/clients/patrons/community.

What is something you have on your bucket list?

Lord of the Rings tour in New Zealand. I wanted to visit New Zealand way before the LOTR movie came out, so I would probably appreciate it more if I could visit the locations where the movies were filmed!

What is the best thing you have read/watched/listened to recently?

I can’t remember the last time I read anything for fun apart from the journal articles and newspapers I read for work. As far as TV shows go, the last series I watched was “Star Trek: Picard” and I thought was a great tribute to ST:TNG, which is pure nostalgia for me. Also, I have jumped on “The Last of Us” bandwagon not because of the video game or zombies, but I am a fan of Pedro Pascal!

Is there anything about you that others would be surprised to know?

In 2019, the husband and I renewed our 5-year wedding vows in Las Vegas during the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon “Run Thru Wedding” at mile 2.7! I wore a white tutu and a veil, and the husband had on a mock tuxedo t-shirt and shorts. The “Run Thru Wedding” was so well-coordinated that our guests had a viewing area where they can watch us exchange vows. There was even an officiant present! It was truly a memorable and heartfelt event, then we had to finish the rest of the race!

Report on MLA/SLA 2023: Connecting with Librarians, Learning Best Practices

Posted on | May 30, 2023 | No Comments

by Deborah Farber, MLIS, AHIP (Provisional), 2023 Professional Development Award recipient

I attended MLA/SLA in Detroit with a couple of goals in mind: connect with other health sciences librarians and learn best practices to implement in research instructional sessions offered to students at the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM). In two and a half days, I accomplished these goals and gained a fresh perspective of the profession.

My experience began with a chance encounter at Detroit Airport where I met two conference attendees. Quick introductions led to later conversations with one of the conference attendees. I felt even more connected when I joined a small group of MLGSCA members at the chapter table during the Communities/Chapters lunch event. I later joined chapter members for appetizers and dessert in the hotel restaurant.

The choice of sessions had broad appeal. However, I attended educational sessions that were relevant to my job responsibilities and career goals. I particularly enjoyed the session: “Teaching Critical Appraisal through Small Group Learning: a Systematic Review Class Approach”. The immersion session engaged participants in a process like the activity used in a real class. In groups, we used a modified version of the CASP Checklist to evaluate a systematic review. Next, each group collectively responded to presenters’ questions with “Yes”, “No” or “Hard to tell”. For comparison, the presenters highlighted key elements of a second systematic review to show the difference between well-written and flawed reviews. The discussion was lively among participants who believed that both articles were missing key elements.

I also attended the session on “Professional Competencies, information Literacy and You: Leveraging Curriculum Mapping to Advocate for Library Instruction. This session encouraged participants to utilize the competencies expected in different health professions to develop appropriate instructional sessions. We sat at tables divided into different health specialties to discuss ideas that might be implemented at our institutions. Though I didn’t come away from the session with any concrete strategies, the program solidified my commitment to embedding information literacy instruction into the EBM curriculum at CUSM.

Additionally, I attended the Research Training Institute (RTI) Poster Session. As an incoming RTI Fellow, I wanted to see the types of projects and presentations of current fellows. Attending the session energized me to forge ahead with renewed focus.

The last session I attended was a series of educational papers on “Whole-Task Assignment for Pre-Clinical Students: Assessing EBM Skills before Clerkships”; “Perceptions and Behaviours of First year Health Sciences Undergraduate Students Conducting Online Research”; and “How Do Medical Students Approach Critical Appraisal: results from a Mixed Methods Study”. The first paper featured one of the presenters from the earlier immersion session but emphasized a different part of the six-session first-year EBM curriculum at NYU Grossman School of Medicine first presented during immersion. I plan to implement a similar scenario-based activity during the EBM session I present in January 2024.

Ultimately, MLA/SLA was a worthwhile experience. I gained valuable ideas for integrating EBM into the existing curriculum and made meaningful connections with fellow attendees.

I am MLGSCA: Erin Moore

Posted on | May 3, 2023 | 2 Comments

Name: Erin Moore
Institution: Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ
Title: Librarian

Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution.

Provide systemwide support in use of library services and resources with emphasis on partnership, instruction/training, clinical reference, and marketing/promotion.

Why is MLGSCA important to you?

Staying connected and creating innovation.

What is your advice to someone new to medical librarianship?

Become a great storyteller, share in/advocate on behalf of the healthcare workers you support, and embrace acronyms.

What has been the most interesting project you have worked on?

Being involved in LEAN process improvements across several hospital units was eye-opening. This process involved coming to the table with nurses, pharmacists, physicians, administrators and talking though processes in order to understand the barriers to efficiency or quality.

What do you consider to be the most pressing issues or trends in librarianship?

The need for hiring/retention practices that promote inclusivity and diversity (rather than recycling the status quo) is a pressing issue: critical librarianship gets at these issues but are not discussed enough in the workplace by library leaders. Issues pertaining to critical librarianship are an afterthought.

What is something you have on your bucket list?

Travel to Thailand!

What is the best thing you have read/watched/listened to recently?

I listened to a podcast called “Sympathy Pains” that has me entirely shooketh. It was about medical fraud and pretending to have terminal illnesses and creating an elaborate web of lies to gather sympathy. TV-wise, just started watching Poker Face after finishing Yellowstone and The Last of Us.

Is there anything about you that others would be surprised to know?

I’ve been in a few bands and am getting ready to start another one (I hope!).

What are you most proud of?

I get to be a librarian-by-day and a mom-to-a-toddler-guitarist by night (but until 10:30pm).

Report on the Western Institute of Nursing Conference

Posted on | May 3, 2023 | No Comments

by Carrie Grinstead, Professional Development Award recipient

At the end of April, I attended the Western Institute of Nursing Conference in Tucson. The conference theme was Leveraging Technology to Advance Nursing Equity in Research, Practice, and Education. I learned a lot about innovative uses of technology in nursing, and I participated in a symposium focused on programming delivered online and made available remotely.

I work for the Providence health system, and, even before the COVID pandemic, we were developing dynamic, flexible library resources and services. It’s been exciting to see these mature over the years, and I loved presenting on them to a non-library audience. However, the best part of the conference was the chance to connect in person with clinical nurses, researchers, and educators whom I’d previously known only through screens. We had twenty-five participants from most of the seven states that Providence serves.

Our symposium was called Creating Programs to Support Clinical Nursing Scholarship in a Large Health System, and I presented first on a series of library skills that my colleagues developed and began delivering in 2022. The classes last 90 minutes, are worth 1.5 nursing continuing education units, and include an in-depth library orientation as well as instruction on finding evidence in PubMed and CINAHL. The classes are delivered quarterly on Microsoft Teams and are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on our SharePoint site. Other presentations in the symposium included:

We had a large, engaged audience, and many participants approached our Director of Nursing Research later to say how impressed they were with Providence’s work, especially since our programs seem to be unique among non-academic institutions.

I was continually impressed and inspired by the emphasis on honoring nurses’ experiences and supporting their health and wellness. An art exhibition called Seen and Heard: The Sacred Stories of Pediatric Nurses Living in the Pandemic, was on display throughout the conference. I found two posters especially compelling, one defining the concept of “medical gaslighting” and the other exploring nurses’ moral injury related to organ transplantation. I attended a panel discussion on care providers’ well-being, with presentations on nutritional intake according to shift and work status and on nurses’ interactions with chaplains. Providence nurses presented a qualitative research framework for studying hospital staff stressors.

I loved seeing results of several projects that our library was involved with in some capacity. A nurse from Oregon described an Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Boot Camp, a program that my colleague has spent many years developing and teaching. A nurse from one of the hospitals I serve described increasing specialty certification on her unit, after the library added relevant certification review books to the collection.

Finally, I attended a keynote lecture on simulation and gamification in nursing education. The speaker described an “extended reality” game in which nursing students worked to stabilize a patient with sepsis—and had to speak with the patient’s family if she didn’t survive. I’m definitely not a gamer and didn’t initially think I’d be that interested in the lecture, but it was very compelling, and I wondered about opportunities for library involvement in projects like this. I don’t think my hospital library will ever be in a position to, for example, loan VR headsets, but perhaps we could participate in instructional design, or in finding published cases that games could be based on.

MLA/SLA ’23: Presentations by MLGSCA Members and Evening Socials

Posted on | May 3, 2023 | No Comments

Join your colleagues for virtual and in-person sessions and some socializing at this year’s MLA/SLA Annual conference.


Title: Learning from each other: Results from the first year of a peer-reviewed literature searching project. Carrie Grinstead, Danielle Linden, Heather Martin (PNCMLA) Session: Virtual Papers 2 Date: Wednesday May 17, 2023 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 PM (don’t have final time yet, this is the window for session)


Title: Analyzing Changes in Work-From-Home Policies for Academic Medical and Health Science Librarians. Janet Crum Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023 Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Title: Immersion Session – Systematic Review Services: What Works Best for You and Your Users?  Lisa Marks Moderating Date: Friday, May 19, 2023 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Title: Advocating for the value of health sciences libraries. MLA/RTI Value Studies Working Group (including Andrea Lynch & Susan Lessick) Session: Innovation & Research Practice 3 Date: Friday, May 19, 2023 Time: 9:15 – 9:30 AM

Title: Advocacy Resources for Hospital Librarians – Hospital Library Caucus LibGuide. Helen-Ann Epstein, Brian Baker,(presenting in-person) and Sunny McGowan (attending virtually). Date: Friday, May 19, 2023 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Evening Socials

Tuesday, May 16, Dinner Outing to Hockeytown Cafe ($$). We will depart as a group from the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center lobby at 5:30 pm to gather at Hockeytown around 6:00 pm. Experience a bit of Detroit Redwing Hockey and Detroit Tigers Baseball history at a fun dining establishment. And experience the Detroit QLINE on the way there and back. A QLINE ticket is $1.50 for unlimited rides for a 3-hour period or $3/day. The operating hours on Tuesday are 8am-8pm with cars running every 8-12 minutes. Contact Judy Kraemer if you are interested in joining or need more information

Wednesday, May 17, Ice Cream social at Milk & Froth . We will gather at the entrance to the exhibit hall at about 7:30 pm and walk to Milk & Froth (only a few blocks away). Then take a stroll along the waterfront with views of Canada across the river. Contact Angela Murrell for information

Thursday, May 18, MLA Evening Event. MLA will be holding a evening event Thursday. Let’s get together at the event. Look for MLGSCA members. There will also be a games room at the MLA event event. Location will be announced in the MLA full planner (to be released soon).

Hope to see you at our MLA socials!

I am MLGSCA: Rikke Ogawa

Posted on | April 7, 2023 | 1 Comment

Name: Rikke Ogawa
Institution: UCI Libraries, Irvine, CA
Title: Assistant University Librarian for Public Services

Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution.

I oversee the Public Services Division at UCI Libraries which includes Access and Operations, Design Services, Education and Outreach, IT, Reference and Grunigen Medical Library.

Why is MLGSCA important to you?

MLGSCA is important to me because our community of local medical librarians lift each other up, providing a network of colleagues who take time to encourage each other, lend an ear or a hand where we can support each other’s careers, and cheer each other on as we venture into new areas.

Why did you become a librarian?

I became a librarian because I thought that the internet would change the way we did health care and librarians, together with their clinician partners, were going to be on the front lines of shaping that new world.

What is your advice to someone new to medical librarianship?

Find joy in what you do and find a mentor who helps you see that joy. Leadership and learning opportunities will come. If you invest in building your network and finding a good mentor, those things come easier, and the joy grows even more. And psst, a little (non-)secret … that library joy shouldn’t define your whole life, but it definitely makes the working and non-working hours of the day much better.

What is something you have on your bucket list?

Visiting all 7 continents – so far, I’ve only made it to three.

What is the best thing you have read/watched/listened to recently?

The Brother Karamazov by Dostoevsky and The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren. I need to fill in some of the blank spots in my reading repertoire (hence Dostoevsky) but I can’t take seriousness all the time (hence the romance title).

Is there anything about you that others would be surprised to know?

I played three musical instruments (piano, violin, and string bass) and can learned four languages (French barely, Japanese, Danish, and English). I still want to learn to play the cello and speak Spanish. More life goals!

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the times I have been a good friend, colleague, or parent. I’m not perfect none of us are. The times I have failed in all those areas usually come most quickly to mind. But the times I’ve been there to support, love, forgive, encourage, and stand up for others fill my heart with a sense of purpose and gratitude.

MLGSCA hosts two in-person socials after Spring Virtual Symposium

Posted on | March 27, 2023 | No Comments

Librarians in San Diego and the greater Los Angeles region met in person after our Spring Virtual Symposium on Thursday March 9, 2023.  The Los Angeles group gathered at The Hangar in Long Beach and enjoyed food and drink from the many offerings available at this food court styled venue. Old friends were able to catch up and new friends were made! It was a great night and we definitely look forward to our next social gathering!

Left to right: Adoree Hatton, Loma Linda U; Renee Rau, USC; Adele Dobry, CSULA; Judy Kraemer, St. Mary’s Medical Center; Andrea Harrow, USC
Left to right: Adoree Hatton, Loma Linda U; Renee Rau, USC; Adele Dobry, CSULA; Danielle Linden, Providence St. Joseph Orange; Andrea Harrow, USC


Posted on | March 13, 2023 | 1 Comment

Here are the 2023 MLGSCA slate of candidates. Thank you to all the candidates for your willingness to run!

President Elect candidate:

Janet Crum

Janet Crum is Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has held a variety of leadership and management positions in academic and health sciences libraries since 2002, including department head roles at Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR) and Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) and served as Director of Library Services at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. She’s currently serving as MLGSCA secretary and on the MLA Vision 2048 Task Force and formerly served on the MLGSCA Web Committee. When she’s not working, she reads, writes fiction, and tries to make plants grow in the desert.

Nominating Committee candidates:

David Bickford

David is currently the director of the Arizona Health Sciences Library in Phoenix, a position he has held since 2014. He leads a team providing library services and resources to health sciences students, faculty, and staff of both University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University at a shared campus. He has previously worked at the University of Phoenix, the Phoenix Public Library, and Duke University. He holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Brown University. He has been the Awards Committee chair for MLGSCA for the past two years and is a member of the Awards Committee for MLA. He is also currently serving as the Secretary for Central Arizona Biomedical Librarians (CABL).

Marcia Henry

I have been a Medical /Health Sciences librarian since 1968, starting as a MEDLARS Analyst at UCLA biomedical library.  I have been a Health Sciences librarian at California State University, Northridge since 1985, currently the liaison to Nursing, Physical Therapy, Assistive Technologies, Communication Disorders, and Audiology working primarily with upper division undergraduates,  graduate students and distance education students.

Secretary candidates:

David Carson

David Carson (MM, MLIS) is a Health Sciences Librarian at Chapman University’s Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, CA. He serves as the liaison librarian for Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, providing instruction, reference, and research assistance. In previous positions in Los Angeles and Orange County, David served as a distance education librarian, public services librarian, and cataloger. David joined MLGSCA in 2022 and is a member of the Research Committee. He holds a MLIS from Wayne State University (2018) and a MM in Music History from Bowling Green State University (2014).

Karina Kletscher

Karina Kletscher (she/her) is the Reference and Instruction Librarian at Creighton University’s Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix. She was first introduced to health sciences and medical librarianship after coordinating interdisciplinary events in the medical humanities through her previous career in events as well as researching librarians’ roles in adolescent sexual health literacy during her MLIS. When outside of the library, you can find Karina at the movies or strolling a museum or vintage market.

As an early-career librarian, and even newer health sciences liaison, Karina is interested in becoming more involved with MLGSCA to gain more exposure to this part of the LIS field. As a (physically) solo librarian on her campus, the secretary’s responsibilities would enable her to interface with experienced librarians in her geographic area while developing leadership skills and insight into running a professional organization. MLGSCA has been a great learning and networking resource and Karina hopes to contribute back to the organization in a more engaged role.

MLGSCA Chapter Involvement:

MLA Involvement:

MLA Section/Caucus Membership:


Treasurer candidate: Carrie Cullen

Hello, I’m Carrie Cullen, MLIS, AHIP. Since 2020, I have worked at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as the Research Librarian for Physical Sciences. Previously, I was Graduate Medical Education Librarian at the University of South Florida (USF). I have a deep love for medical librarianship and work closely with medical librarians as part of UCI’s systematic review service. I first joined MLGSCA in 2019 and if selected, will be pleased to become more involved through service as your next Treasurer.

I have been a member of MLA and the Southern Chapter of MLA since 2015, when I started my MLIS program at USF. I served as VP, President, and Immediate Past President  (2017-19) of Suncoast Information Specialists, a professional association in the greater Tampa Bay area. I served on the Membership Committee of the Florida Health Sciences Library Association (2019), and the Membership Promotion Committee of the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable of the American Library Association (2016-18). As coordinator of the Florida Librarians of Wikipedia (2016-19), I applied for and managed the funds for a Wikimedia Rapid Grant.

The election opens March 13th and run for two weeks until March 27. Ballots will been sent out today via email from <> on behalf of Rikke Ogawa. You will see Rikke’s in the “from” field.  Please check your inbox and spam folder, then contact Rikke directly if you did not receive the email from Qualtrics. The ballot will be sent to the email you provided when renewing your MLGSCA membership.

MLGSCA Nominating Committee 2022-23
Adele Dobry, Andrea Harrow, Andrea Lynch, Lisa Marks, and Rikke Ogawa (chair)

I am MLGSCA: Janet Crum

Posted on | March 3, 2023 | No Comments

Name: Janet Crum
Institution: University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson, AZ
Title: Director

Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution.

As the director, I oversee all operations of the Health Sciences Library, a unit of the University of Arizona Libraries. I directly supervise the associate director and a team of embedded liaison librarians. Together we meet the information needs of faculty, staff, and students in the UA health sciences colleges based in Tucson: College of Medicine-Tucson, College of Nursing, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, and our newest college, the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Why is MLGSCA important to you?

I enjoy being part of a smaller organization (MLA is wonderful, but huge) where I can get to know people in my geographic region. MLGSCA is great because its members are great—we’re a warm, friendly, welcoming bunch who support each other.

What was your first library job or professional position?

The summer after I turned 12, my parents decided I shouldn’t spend three months watching The Partridge Family and The Price is Right, so they suggested I volunteer at my local public library. I did. I shelved books, enrolled kids in the summer reading program, and had so much fun, I did it again the next summer. My first professional position was Assistant Librarian (cataloging and reference) at Dalton College (now Dalton State College) in Dalton, Georgia.

What is your advice to someone new to medical librarianship?

Dive in! It’s OK to not know things and to not feel “ready.” Most of us don’t feel like we really know what we’re doing (or is that just me?). Ask questions, learn all you can, and work collaboratively with the rest of the team. Try to be the kind of leader you like to work with.

What do you do in your spare time for fun, or to relax?

I write fiction in my spare time. I’ve published a few short stories under a pen name and am revising my second novel (my first is in limbo while I figure out whether it’s marketable). I also garden and read (mostly crime fiction).

What is the best thing you have read/watched/listened to recently?

I don’t know about “best”, but I’ve just discovered the TV show, Criminal Minds. There are about 16 seasons so that should keep me busy for a while. Nothing like a little murder and mayhem to help me relax before bed.

Is there anything about you that others would be surprised to know?

I was a Jeopardy! contestant over 20 years ago. I lost (cue up that Weird Al song), but for someone who used to throw up at the thought of public speaking, just being able to do something like that felt like a major victory.

I am MLGSCA: Angela Murrell

Posted on | February 2, 2023 | 1 Comment

Name: Angela Murrell
Institution: University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson, AZ
Title: Associate Librarian

Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution.

I support the College of Medicine – Tucson undergraduate medical curriculum, graduate medical programs, and research and outreach missions of the College of Medicine – Tucson. I provide instruction related to evidence-based practice; provide information services to medical students, trainees, and faculty to support their educational and research needs; and serve on systematic review teams. I also work collaboratively with other health sciences collagues to support the library’s mission to cultivate an environment that promotes inquiry, creative endeavor, scholarly communication and lifelong learning.

Why is MLGSCA important to you?

MLGSCA is an important part of my professional life as it provides a network of strong, supportive indivduals that come together to share a connecting love of information, and intellectual values. MLGSCA allows each of us an opportunity to play a small part in making health information accessible to everyone, and opens up roads to personal discovery that we would not have working alone. It extends our reach beyond our library and connects us to colleagues across 2 states and the further.

Why did you become a librarian?

I loved science. However, I could not deal with the uncertainty of laboratory experiments that might not work or getting negative results. I discovered through graduate work at the bench that what I loved most was digging through the information to find that missing piece of knowledge and helping others figure out how to do something. I have always wanted to be a teacher, and being a librarian allows me to stay connected to science, discovery, and to help people learn.

What is your advice to someone new to medical librarianship?

Find a mentor. Take webinars. Never stop learning. No one is really trained to be a medical librarian. I had 1 medical librarian course in my MLIS program. Being a medical librarian can be very different depending on the environment you are in, what group of patrons you are serving (hospital, doctors, nurses, medical students, researchers, undergraduate health sciences, etc.) If you are interested, apply for the job. Learn about MeSH, MEDLINE through PubMed (it’s often an interview requirement in academia). Welcome to the field!

What is something you have on your bucket list?

I want to go to Paris, France and visit the castles in Scotland and Ireland.

What is the best thing you have read/watched/listened to recently?

I have to admit I’m a Marvel fan girl, so I have to say the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” movie.

What are you most proud of?

I have a wonderful 13-year-old son whom I am raising alone.

MLGSCA Officers: Call for Nominations

Posted on | January 27, 2023 | No Comments

Have you ever wanted to run for an office in MLGSCA? Do you have a name of a great colleague you want to pass along? Now is the time!

The MLGSCA Nominating Committee is calling for nominations for the 2023 election. Self-nominations and nominations of others are both welcomed and encouraged by January 30th.

The following offices will be on the ballot this year:

More details about responsibilities and duties of each office are outlined in MLGSCA bylaws in Article IV Section 1 &2.

If you’re interested in or have questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact anyone on the nominating committee.  We’d love to speak/email with you about any of these opportunities and about the personal value of getting involved in MLGSCA leadership.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Rikke Ogawa, on behalf of MLGSCA Nominating Committee

Adele Dobry (2022-23)

Andrea Harrow (2022-24)

Andrea Lynch (2021-23)

Lisa Marks (2022-24)

Rikke Ogawa (ex-officio, chair 2022-23)

Accepting Applications for Professional Development Award

Posted on | January 12, 2023 | No Comments

The Awards Committee of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) is now accepting applications for its spring professional development award.

Awards range from $100 – $500.
More than one award may be granted in a year. The Awards Committee screens applications and recommends candidate(s) to the Advisory Council of MLGSCA which has authority to grant the award(s).

For more information, see the Professional Development Award page.

Submit to the Awards Committee chair, David Bickford ( by February 15, 2023 for consideration.

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