Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

MLGSCA Research Grant

Working on or considering a research project?  MLGSCA is proud to be able to offer grants of up to $500 that support research on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Of particular interest are projects that are practical in nature so that results can easily be put to use in other libraries. Group proposals […]

2019 Joint Meeting Call for Proposals

The Northern California/Nevada Medical Library Group and the Medical Library Group of Southern California/Arizona are accepting proposals for our 2019 Joint Meeting, to be held June 12-14, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Our meeting theme is “Critical health sciences librarianship: examining our role in social justice”. All papers, posters, lightning talks and special content sessions […]

New Member Publication

Current MLGSCA president Kelli Hines is a co-author of a new article in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy: “Accuracy and Usability of Medication Identifiers for Solid Oral Medications.” Kelli collaborated with three colleagues from the College of Pharmacy at her institution, Western University of Health Sciences, in Pomona, California.

Professional Development Award

On behalf of the Awards Committee:   DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 15, 2018   Purpose: To support professional development activities including attendance at classes, conferences and meetings; To provide MLGSCA members with the opportunity to increase their competence in the theoretical, administrative and/or technical aspects of librarianship. Eligibility: The applicant must: Be a regular member […]

New MLA Chapter Council Representatives

Congratulations to Judy Kramer and Bethany Myers, who have been elected as our our new representative and alternate on the Medical Library Association’s Chapter Council Judy Kraemer, MLA Chapter Council Representative Judy Kraemer, MLIS, MBA, is the new Medical Librarian at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. She worked as a Medical Librarian, […]

New Articles from Members

Congratulations to MLGSCA members Kathleen Carlson and Carrie Grinstead!  Both have articles published in the newest issue of: Journal of Hospital Librarianship, Volume 18, Issue 3, July-September 2018 One Librarian’s Participation in the 19th International Conference on Grey Literature (GL19) Kathleen Carlson Pages: 223-232 | DOI: 10.1080/15323269.2018.1471907 ProjectShare: Partnering With Nursing Professionals to Track Local […]

2018 MLGSCA AHIP First Time Applicant Award

I am pleased to announce the 2018 MLGSCA AHIP First Time Applicant Award goes to Jackie Davis, MLIS, AHIP. Jackie is the Consumer Health Librarian at Cushman Wellness Center Community Health Library at Sharp Healthcare.  In addition to earning AHIP Senior certification in 2017, she’s earned certification through MLA’s Consumer Health Information Specialization Program and […]

MLGSCA 2018 Slate of Officer Candidates

Hello MLGSCA Members, Here are the 2018 MLGSCA Officer slate of candidates (see below): The election will open shortly and run for two weeks. Ballots will be sent out via email from on behalf of Bryan Nugent. You will see my name in the “from” field.  Please check your inbox and spam folder over […]

MLGSCA & NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2018 is Calling for Abstracts; Papers, Lightening Talks, and Posters Welcome

The Planning Committee announced a call for abstracts for the upcoming MLGSCA & NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2018. Papers, lightening talks, and posters are welcome. The 2018 Joint Meeting will take place in Scottsdale, AZ, for four days, from January 21 to January 24, 2018. Abstract submission deadline is November 1, 2017. The 2018 MLGSCA & […]

Message from President-Elect Kelli Hines: Please Take Survey for Creation of CE Courses and Webinars

Below is a message from MLGSCA President-Elect Kelli Hines: Dear MLGSCA members, Greetings from your new President-Elect! One of my duties is to coordinate continuing education (CE) opportunities for our chapter. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts in the following survey: Thank you in advance for your time. Your feedback will […]

Ivan Portillo of Marshall B. Ketchum University and Melissa Johnson of Northern Arizona University are the 2017 MLGSCA First Time AHIP Awardees

On June 29, 2017, Kathleen Carlson, MLS, AHIP, Chapter Liaison to the MLA Credentialing Committee, announced Ivan Portillo of Marshall B. Ketchum University and Melissa Johnson of Northern Arizona Unversity (NAU) Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library as the 2017 MLGSCA First Time AHIP Awardees. Below was Carlson’s announcement: 2017 MLGSCA AHIP Award Announcement To learn more […]

MLA Annual Meeting Report from Carrie Grinstead

My first MLA meeting was an amazing experience. At the New Members/First-Time Attendees Breakfast on Sunday morning, MJ Tooey presented the Medical Library Association as the “professional home” for health science librarians. The meeting absolutely helped me feel more at home in MLA, and it increased my love for the medical library profession. The First-Time […]

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