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Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Featured member – Karen Bonteko

How did you become interested in medical librarianship? I kind of fell into medical librarianship. Just after getting my BA I was working part time at a public library with a job opening came up for a library tech at the county medical library. I got the job and the librarian, Amrit Paul, and I clicked […]

How to avoid burnout

Have you been irritable with coworkers and patrons lately? Do you find yourself running on empty and having to dredge up all your energy just to do the basics? Are you feeling critical and cynical about your job? It may just be a bad day…but it might be burnout. The 5-Minute Librarian has an article explaining the […]

MLGSCA Outstanding Health Sciences Library Paraprofessional of the Year Award

On behalf of the Awards Committee: Nomination deadline is July 1st: Purpose The purpose of the MLGSCA Outstanding Health Sciences Library Paraprofessional of the Year Award is to honor an outstanding library paraprofessional in a health sciences library and to recognize the critical role and important contributions library paraprofessionals make to the development and evolution of modern […]

MLGSCA First-Time AHIP Applicant Award

AHIP First-Time Applicant Award Purpose: To encourage members of the MLGSCA Chapter to apply for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Award: Participant will be reimbursed for the AHIP application fee ($200 Academy Member level or above, or $135 Provisional member level). Eligibility: Current member of MLGSCA Chapter and of MLA (National) […]

2016 Election Results

President-Elect: Caroline Marshall Cedars-Sinai Medical Center     Secretary: Susan McKinlay West Coast Ultrasound Institute     MLGSCA Nominating Committee incoming members: April Aguiñaga Maricopa Integrated Health System       Sunny McGowan Scripps Mercy Hospital       MLGSCA Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee Annie Thompson is proposed as the MLGSCA Nominee to […]

MLGSCA Research Grant

Do you have a project idea? Now is the time to apply for the MLGSCA Research Grant of up to $500 to support your library research! MLGSCA recognizes the need for research that focuses on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Of particular interest are projects that are practical in nature so that results […]

2016 MLGSCA Officer Candidates

President-Elect Kathryn Houk Bio:  Kathryn (Katie) Houk has a B.S. in biology from Elon University, NC and graduated with her MLIS from Kent State University in 2009. She officially became a medical librarian in 2011 when she was hired to be the liaison to the biomedical sciences programs at Tufts University’s Hirsh Health Sciences Library […]

MLGSCA Professional Award

On behalf of the Awards Committee: Consider applying, deadline is Feb. 15th 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. Eligibity: The applicant must: 1. Be a regular member of […]

2016 Joint Meeting Report

I want to thank the MLGSCA Awards Committee for selecting me for the Professional Development Award. It was used for the 2016 Joint Meeting at Stanford University. Many of you may know that I was the registration co-chair of the Joint Meeting along with Nita Mailander.  I recommended using Wild Apricot for membership and conference […]

Active shooter preparedness

How should medical librarians prepare to react and respond during active shooting incidents or workplace violence in general? On December 2, 2015, a massive shooting occurred at the Inland Regional Center, a health facility in San Bernardino, California. It was constituted as a terrorist act due to the presence of a backup attack plan. It […]

Louis Darling MLGSCA Achievement Award

On behalf of the Awards Committee: Please note deadline is: February 15, 2016 Purpose of Award The purpose of the Louise Darling MLGSCA Achievement Award is to honor significant contributions to health sciences librarianship, as well as to the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona. Criteria for Award 1. Candidate’s contribution is significant […]

Renew your MLGSCA membership!

The 2016 MLGSCA membership renewal drive is now open! Renew online at https://mlgsca.wildapricot.org/ and take time to review and update your profile! MLGSCA membership remains a great value at only $35 per year for regular members, $17.50 for retired members, and free for student members! Some of the benefits include: Learning about job postings, networking […]

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