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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: https://westernu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tzaeauREzhwitn 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 […]

2017 Officer Election Results

We are pleased to announce your 2017 MLGSCA Officers.  57% of eligible members voted and the results are: President Elect: Kelli Hines Secretary: Melissa Johnson Treasurer: Jennifer Dinalo Nominating Committee: Rebecca Davis, Janene Wandersee   MLGSCA 2016-2017 Nominating Committee: Danielle Linden, Chair (2016-2017) Amy Chatfield (CA), (2015-2017) Norma Layton (CA), (2015-2017) April Aguinaga (AZ), (2016-2018) Sunny McGowan (CA), (2016-2018)

2017 MLGSCA Officer Candidates

Candidates submitted by your MLGSCA 2016-2017 Nominating Committee: Danielle Linden, Chair (2016-2017) Amy Chatfield (CA), (2015-2017) Norma Layton (CA), (2015-2017) April Aguinaga (AZ), (2016-2018) Sunny McGowan (CA), (2016-2018) President Elect Yamila El-Khayat Bio: Yamila is the Outreach Services Librarian for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library. As a medical librarian she has been determined […]

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 […]

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