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Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

New to MLGSCA – Cari Lyle

1. How did you become interested in medical librarianship? Medical librarianship was actually pretty new to me until I started at the Wilson Dental Library. I had taken classes in the history of medicine and had experience with archives and special collections, so I have approached the field from that perspective. Lately, I have become interested […]

New to MLGSCA – Scott Johnson

How did you become interested in medical librarianship? I first became interested in medical librarianship by working at a college with nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy programs. Working with the students was very rewarding, and seeing the passion that the students had for their chosen professions was great to see. While I still have trouble […]

New to MLGSCA – Bredny Rodriguez

Here’s your opportunity to get to know more about one of our newer members! How did you become interested in medical librarianship? I fell into medical librarianship through my experiences as an undergraduate. I have been interested in the health sciences as a career option since high school. When I applied to college, I got accepted into […]

New to MLGSCA – Virginia Pannabecker

   Here’s your opportunity to get to know more about one of our newer members.  Don’t miss Virginia’s invitation at the bottom.  What was your background before becoming a medical librarian? My experience in academic libraries began in 1995.  I’ve worked in Access Services, Technical Services, Reference/Research Services, Instruction, Liaison work, Collection Management, and Supervision.  My subject […]

New to MLGSCA: Jill Crussemeyer

Welcome Jill Crussemeyer!  A new member to MLGSCA.  I have known Jill since 2006 when we worked together at a competitive intelligence company.  She recently joined MLGSCA and I interviewed her to introduce everyone to our new member. What was your first professional position? My first paid professional position was working in competitive intelligence.  It […]

Newbies: Cindy Runnels

It’s time to get better acquainted with one of our newer MLGSCA members.  Cindy Runnels is the director of the Health Sciences Library at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower, CA.  She started in the position last August.  Cindy’s also been a lecturer at the School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University […]

MLGSCA New Member: Monica Garcia

Welcome to new MLGSCA member Monica Garcia! Monica is a Health and Life Sciences Librarian at the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, and serves as the library liaison to the School of Public Health and School of Nursing. Monica received her MLIS and MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA in 2011. Prior to […]

Newbies: Myrna Uyengco-Harooch

Myrna Uyengco-Harooch is a new member to MLGSCA.  She’s been the Medical Librarian at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles for the past 12 years. The “library bug” bit her as a child when her mother, who worked in the Mayor’s Office would leave her in the Town Library for a few hours in […]

Newbies: Patrick King

Patrick King is a new Medical Librarian at John C. Lincoln Health Network in Phoenix. Over the past 13 years, Patrick King, has worked in a variety of capacities for Phoenix Public Library.  Moving up the ranks from Page, to Circulation Attendant, to the paraprofessional position of Library Assistant has proved to be invaluable experience. […]

Newbies: Monique Liston

Meet Monique Liston.  I am the Information Specialist (Medical Librarian) at Tri-City Medical Center in beautiful Oceanside, CA. I have worked in various roles within libraries since 1994. My undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science and Biology. I had an influential mentor who taught me how to connect to hospital staff through the use of […]

Newbies: Stephen Kiyoi

Hi all! My name is Stephen Kiyoi, and I just recently graduated from UCLA Information Studies program with a specialization in Medical Informatics. In the fall, I’ll be  joining the ranks of National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellows at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. I’m very excited to start the program, […]

Newbies: Lisa Federer

Meet Lisa Federer. I am an MLIS candidate at UCLA.  I currently work as a Public Service Assistant at the UCLA Biomedical Library and have recently completed an  internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  I’m interested in electronic health records, clinical medical librarianship, and translational medicine.  When I’m not doing library things, you might find me surfing, baking treats, or just  […]

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