Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

New to MLGSCA – Kathryn Houk

How did you become interested in medical librarianship? It was roundabout. My first job was as a science librarian focusing in zoology (undergrad degree in biology), but I knew I wanted to be in Boston. My next position was as the liaison to the biomedical programs at an academic health sciences library, so I became a […]

New to MLGSCA – Lee Luniewski

How did you become interested in medical librarianship? To be honest, I came upon medical librarianship by chance. As I enrolled in library school, I knew I needed to find a position within a library to give me the real-world experience. I thankfully applied and was hired on at local hospital library as a Medical Library […]

New to MLGSCA – Melissa Leigh Johnson

1. How did you become interested in medical librarianship? During my MSLS studies, my focus was on academic libraries and technology. I saw some electives for medical reference, but I never even considered taking them because I had no medical background and without it, I didn’t think I would qualify for any medical librarian positions. Like […]

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. […]

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