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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  [...]

Newbies: Kathy Elliot

Greetings from Kathy Elliott! I’m a full-time student in my second semester in the online MLIS program at San Jose State University. This is my third career adventure. After earning an M.S. in biological sciences, I taught high school biology for two years and then worked for more than 20 years as a molecular biologist, [...]

Newbies: Kathleen Shepler

Meet Kathleen Shepler. I’ve been at the Health Sciences Library at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ for 20 years.   My life has multiple connections with Good Sam. Until my father’s death here in 1978, it wasn’t unusual for me to join him when he made pastoral calls here.  A decade later I [...]

Newbies: Janet Crum

Janet Crum is Director of Library Services at City of Hope in Duarte, a position she has held since May of this year. Before that, she was at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where she held a variety of positions in systems and management for 14 years.  Janet lives in Glendora, CA with her [...]

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