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Nominations are now open for the Louise Darling Award

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 Candidate’s contribution is significant towards the advancement of health sciences librarianship through the endeavors of the Medical Library […]

I am MLGSCA: Judy Kraemer

Name: Judy KraemerInstitution: Dignity Health, St. Mary Medical Center & Anaheim Public LibraryTitle: Medical Librarian & Librarian Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution. I am a solo hospital librarian responsible for managing all aspects of the hospital library including but not limited to: library facility, print and online collections: selection/acquisition/licensing, budget, […]

2022 MLGSCA Survey results

Last month the CE/Programs Committee sent a survey to the membership asking about preferred training formats and topics. We had 31 responses. After coding the individual responses, the committee produced a presentation with summaries of the findings. You can download a copy of the presentation in pdf form. If you have additonal questions, contact the […]

MLGSCA Nominating Committee Candidate Bios

Here are the bios for our 3 candidates for the special election for the 2022 Nominating Committee members. One candidate will be elected to fill the vacant position through 2023, and two candidates will hold positions for 2022-2024. Adele Dobry I have been the Health Sciences Librarian at Cal State LA since 2017. Prior to […]

Professional Development Award Recipient

Carrie Grinstead of Providence Health in Burbank, CA is this year’s recipient of the MLGSCA Professional Development Award. Carrie plans to use the funds provided by the award to attend the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) conference in Tucson in 2023. She plans to present as part of a symposium called “Creating Infrastructure to Support […]

AHIP First Time Applicant Award recipient

Karina Kletscher of Creighton University’s health sciences campus in Phoenix is the recipient of this year’s AHIP First-Time Applicant Award. Karina is an early career librarian who has been serving as Creighton’s reference and instruction librarian in Phoenix since 2021. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland […]

Fall CE and Business Meeting Oct 20

The CE will immediately precede the  MLGSCA Fall General meeting. The MLGSCA meeting will be 12:30 -1:30 PDT/MST on Thursday, Oct. 20 and will use a separate Zoom link from the CE (check your email for details). I will be sending out an agenda and Spring meeting minutes closer to the meeting.  The first 10-15 […]

I Am MLA: Karen O’Grady

Our very own Membership Co-Chair, Karen O’Grady, was featured on the MLA: Blog. Submitted by Karen O’Grady; edited by Elizabeth Hinton. Institution: University of San Diego Title: Nursing Librarian Brief description of responsibilities: I am the embedded librarian for the Hahn School of Nursing and the Beyster Institute for Nursing Research. Our nursing school is unique in that we […]

Advisory Council Meetings for 2022-2023

Greetings and welcome from your MLGSCA 2022-2023 Officers. We will have our first MLGSCA Advisory Council (AC) Meeting this Thursday, July 14, from 10-11 am PT. All are encouraged to attend. The link to the meeting will be send to the email list. Future AC meetings will be held monthly, on the 2nd Thursday of […]

Louise Darling Achievement Award deadline extended to March 15th

The nomination deadline for the Louise Darling Achievement Award has been extended until March 15.  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 […]

Samantha Garcia Receives the 2021 Library Staff Excellence Award

Samantha Garcia of the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library at City of Hope in Duarte, California, is this year’s recipient of the MLGSCA Library Staff Excellence Award. Samantha, who has worked at City of Hope for 16 years, was nominated by her colleague Jeanette Duffels. Samantha was recognized not only for her consistently excellent […]

NNLM Region 5 to Support MLA Webinar on Research Data

NNLM Region 5 is happy to provide access for our network members to the following Medical Library Association webinar (register here by August 23rd to ensure your spot): Using Common Data Elements to Enhance Research Data August 26th, 11am – 12:30pm PT | 10am – 11:30am AKST | 8am – 9:30am HST | 7am – […]

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