Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

I Heard It through the Grapevine – Twitter Correspondents Wanted for MLA’19

I Heard It through the Grapevine – Twitter Correspondents Wanted for MLA’19 Become an #mlanet19 tweeter extraordinaire and earn AHIP points! Official Meeting Twitter Correspondents engage attendees by promoting and live tweeting MLA ’19 Elevate activities, events, and more. As a correspondent, you provide a unique perspective about the MLA ’19 meeting and begin a […]

Money for Nothing and Your Trips for Free

(There are book titles playing on the original catchy lyrics of that song – just like this title – but more on that at a later time) Looking for a way to fund your MLA travel? MLA offers 10 Annual Meeting Travel Grants of up to $1,000 each for travel and meeting-related expenses. Applicants must be […]

Elevate Yourself with a Continuing Education Course at MLA’19

MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL, will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes in education, research, and librarianship. Continuing […]

Register for MLA ’19

Registration and lodging reservations are open for MLA ’19, occurring May 3-8 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. This year’s conference will feature 105 papers, 52 lightning talks, over 200 posters, and four plenary speakers. Of particular interest to our chapter, MLGSCA member Jerry Perry will deliver this year’s Janet Doe lecture. Attendees should register […]

MLGSCA Research Grant

Working on or considering a research project?  MLGSCA is proud to be able to offer grants of up to $500 that support research on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Of particular interest are projects that are practical in nature so that results can easily be put to use in other libraries. Group proposals […]

2019 Joint Meeting Call for Proposals

The Northern California/Nevada Medical Library Group and the Medical Library Group of Southern California/Arizona are accepting proposals for our 2019 Joint Meeting, to be held June 12-14, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Our meeting theme is “Critical health sciences librarianship: examining our role in social justice”. All papers, posters, lightning talks and special content sessions […]

New Member Publication

Current MLGSCA president Kelli Hines is a co-author of a new article in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy: “Accuracy and Usability of Medication Identifiers for Solid Oral Medications.” Kelli collaborated with three colleagues from the College of Pharmacy at her institution, Western University of Health Sciences, in Pomona, California.

Professional Development Award

On behalf of the Awards Committee:   DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 15, 2018   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. Eligibility: The applicant must: Be a regular member […]

New MLA Chapter Council Representatives

Congratulations to Judy Kramer and Bethany Myers, who have been elected as our our new representative and alternate on the Medical Library Association’s Chapter Council Judy Kraemer, MLA Chapter Council Representative Judy Kraemer, MLIS, MBA, is the new Medical Librarian at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. She worked as a Medical Librarian, […]

New Articles from Members

Congratulations to MLGSCA members Kathleen Carlson and Carrie Grinstead!  Both have articles published in the newest issue of: Journal of Hospital Librarianship, Volume 18, Issue 3, July-September 2018 One Librarian’s Participation in the 19th International Conference on Grey Literature (GL19) Kathleen Carlson Pages: 223-232 | DOI: 10.1080/15323269.2018.1471907 ProjectShare: Partnering With Nursing Professionals to Track Local […]

2018 MLGSCA AHIP First Time Applicant Award

I am pleased to announce the 2018 MLGSCA AHIP First Time Applicant Award goes to Jackie Davis, MLIS, AHIP. Jackie is the Consumer Health Librarian at Cushman Wellness Center Community Health Library at Sharp Healthcare.  In addition to earning AHIP Senior certification in 2017, she’s earned certification through MLA’s Consumer Health Information Specialization Program and […]

MLGSCA 2018 Slate of Officer Candidates

Hello MLGSCA Members, Here are the 2018 MLGSCA Officer slate of candidates (see below): The election will open shortly and run for two weeks. Ballots will be sent out via email from on behalf of Bryan Nugent. You will see my name in the “from” field.  Please check your inbox and spam folder over […]

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