Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

MLA/SLA ’23: Presentations by MLGSCA Members and Evening Socials

Join your colleagues for virtual and in-person sessions and some socializing at this year’s MLA/SLA Annual conference. Virtual Title: Learning from each other: Results from the first year of a peer-reviewed literature searching project. Carrie Grinstead, Danielle Linden, Heather Martin (PNCMLA) Session: Virtual Papers 2 Date: Wednesday May 17, 2023 Time: 1:30 – 3:00 PM (don’t have […]

I am MLGSCA: Rikke Ogawa

Name: Rikke OgawaInstitution: UCI Libraries, Irvine, CATitle: Assistant University Librarian for Public Services Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution. I oversee the Public Services Division at UCI Libraries which includes Access and Operations, Design Services, Education and Outreach, IT, Reference and Grunigen Medical Library. Why is MLGSCA important to you? MLGSCA is important to […]

MLGSCA hosts two in-person socials after Spring Virtual Symposium

Librarians in San Diego and the greater Los Angeles region met in person after our Spring Virtual Symposium on Thursday March 9, 2023.  The Los Angeles group gathered at The Hangar in Long Beach and enjoyed food and drink from the many offerings available at this food court styled venue. Old friends were able to […]


Here are the 2023 MLGSCA slate of candidates. Thank you to all the candidates for your willingness to run! President Elect candidate: Janet Crum Janet Crum is Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has held a variety of leadership and management positions in academic and health sciences […]

I am MLGSCA: Janet Crum

Name: Janet CrumInstitution: University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson, AZTitle: Director Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution. As the director, I oversee all operations of the Health Sciences Library, a unit of the University of Arizona Libraries. I directly supervise the associate director and a team of embedded liaison librarians. Together we meet […]

I am MLGSCA: Angela Murrell

Name: Angela MurrellInstitution: University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson, AZTitle: Associate Librarian Brief description of what you do/your responsibilities at your institution. I support the College of Medicine – Tucson undergraduate medical curriculum, graduate medical programs, and research and outreach missions of the College of Medicine – Tucson. I provide instruction related to evidence-based practice; provide information […]

MLGSCA Officers: Call for Nominations

Have you ever wanted to run for an office in MLGSCA? Do you have a name of a great colleague you want to pass along? Now is the time! The MLGSCA Nominating Committee is calling for nominations for the 2023 election. Self-nominations and nominations of others are both welcomed and encouraged by January 30th. The following offices will be on the ballot this […]

Spring Virtual Symposium

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Oh, what a night! MLGSCA hosted a librarians get together!

The Membership Committee hosted a “San Diego Librarians Get Together” on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at the Coronado Brewing Company.  The event commenced at 5 pm and was supposed to go until 7 pm, but we had a such great turnout even on a cold December evening that most stayed until 8 pm! A variety […]

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 […]

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