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Victoria Flores Awarded the MLGSCA Staff Excellence Award

Victoria Flores of the California University of Science and Medicine is this year’s recipient of the MLGSCA staff excellence award. Victoria was nominated by her library’s director for her direct contributions that enabled her library to serve the needs of an inaugural medical school class of 101 students, as well as 35 faculty members. Particular […]

Reminder – Nominations for an Exceptional Hospital Librarian – the Colaianni Award

Do you know someone who is a dynamic and exceptional hospital librarian? Someone who is a visionary who deserves to be recognized for his or her outstanding service in hospital librarianship?  Now is the time to nominate them for MLA’s Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship.  Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations […]

Congrats to MLGSCA member Carrie Grinstead for her recently published “Virtual Project” article in the Journal of the Medical Library Association!

    Multisite collaboration using REDCap to capture library data Carrie Grinstead, Amanda Schwartz Abstract In January 2018, library services at Providence St. Joseph Health merged to form a single, unified system, incorporating nine libraries and sixteen full-time staff. As a small, nonclinical team of librarians, we needed to make sure our work and value […]

MLA Louise Darling Medal

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Louise Darling Medal jury is now accepting nominations. The Louise Darling Medal is presented annually to recognize distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences. Awards can be for specific activities (publication, teaching) or for overall leadership and achievement in this area.   Criteria: ** Individual nominees must be […]

Report from our 2019 Professional Development Award Winner

NCNMLG & MLGSCA Joint Meeting 2019 Critical health sciences librarianship: examining our role in social justice Report from Jackie Davis, MLIS, AHIP #critlib: “According to Elaine Harger, librarians that practice critical librarianship strive to communicate the ways in which libraries and librarians consciously and unconsciously support systems of oppression. Critical Librarianship seeks to be transformative, […]

MLGSCA Research Grant Winner to present at MLA

Carrie Grinstead, winner of MLGSCA’s research grant this past winter, will share about her research experience at MLA next month.  Come learn from the Research Training Institute fellows and be inspired.  Congratulations, Carrie!   Title: Elevate Your Practice with Research: RTI Fellows and Faculty Share Their Experience Designing and Conducting Research   Time: Sunday, May […]

NCNMLG/MLGSCA 2019 Joint Meeting — Join us for fun, learning, and networking

It’s almost here! Please join us June 12-14 at University of San Francisco. For the Northern California/Nevada Medical Library Group and the Medical Library Group of Southern California 2019 Joint Meeting, Critical Health Sciences Librarianship: Examining Our Role in Social Justice.   We have over twenty breakout sessions and an exciting line-up of speakers, including […]

Time to Vote! MLGSCA 2019 Slate of Officer Candidates

  Here are the 2019 MLGSCA Officer slate of candidates (see below): The election will open April 8 and run for two weeks until April 22. Ballots will be sent out via email from noreply@electionrunner.com on behalf of Caroline Marshall. You will see my name in the “from” field.  Please check your inbox and spam […]

Run for MLGSCA Office!

Dear MLGSCA Members, The Nominating Committee is tasked with finding eligible candidates for the upcoming 2019 election. We have identified a few candidates; however, we would like to hear from you by either self-nomination (perfectly acceptable – in fact highly encouraged!) or sharing a colleague’s name for possible inclusion on the upcoming ballot. We are […]

New Member Publications

Congratulations to Past President Caroline Marshall on being a co-author of two recently published articles: Marshall C, Fields B, Sarsozo L. Rethinking the Patient Education Council Format to Increase Efficiency. Journal of Consumer Health online. 2019  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15398285.2018.1544820 Ansyran L, RN,MSN,CNS, Marshall C, MLS, AHIP, Aronow HU, PhD, Chan A, MN, RN, CNS, CCRN, Coleman B, […]

JMLA Wants You! To Write a Review!

Each issue of JMLA includes a Resource Review Section and we are looking for contributors!  The content scope is broad and can include electronic resources, software, and other technology tools, library specific or not, that would be of use or interest to medical librarians or in medical libraries. We need your help in two ways:  […]

Make Tracks to Chicago from May 3 – 8, 2019!

Make tracks to Chicago from May 3–8, 2019! The 2019 MLA National Program Committee and the 2019 Local Assistance Committee are mapping out an exciting and motivating meeting with many stops and destinations. The theme of the meeting, “Elevate,” is derived from Chicago’s iconic elevated (the “L” or “El”) transit system. The “L” is one […]

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