Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Nine Months Later

Note: The following is a report submitted by Deb Schneider, M.Ed, MLIS, HonorHealth, this year’s winner of the chapter’s professional development award. If truth be told, the last time I reflected on how different “nine months later” would look probably dates back to my first pregnancy. An imperfect comparison to be sure as that time […]

Applications now open for Professional Development Awards

On behave of the Awards Committee…   DEADLINE: Quickly approaching – September 15th – Apply fast!   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: Be […]

Applications now open for MLGSCA Student Scholarship

On behalf of the Awards Committee…   Submission Information and Application The Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) continually and vigorously supports the recruitment of outstanding candidates to the profession of health sciences librarianship. One mechanism employed by MLGSCA is through the provision of student scholarships. One scholarship of $1500 is awarded annually to an excellent […]

Congratulations to Molly Harrington

Molly Harrington 2020 MLGSCA Louise Darling Award Recipient From her nomination: As a long-time member of MLGSCA, Molly has continued to support the chapter in many ways throughout the years, most recently as the internal auditor. Molly has served as a leader locally through the Central Arizona Biomedical Librarians (CABL) and the Arizona Health Information […]

MLGSCA Library Staff Excellence Award

On behalf of the Awards Committee: Nomination deadline is July 1st.   Purpose The purpose of the MLGSCA Library Staff Excellence Award is to honor an outstanding library staff in a health sciences library and to recognize the critical role and important contributions library staff make to the development and evolution of modern health sciences libraries and […]

Congratulations to Victoria Flores!

  “I like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to be selected as the recipient of the MGLSCA Student Scholarship. I am currently attending San Jose State University, and this award will go towards my MLIS degree. I feel that after I complete my MLIS degree, I will obtain the knowledge and skills required […]

MLGSCA Election Results

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 MLGSCA election: President-Elect: Rikke Ogawa Secretary: Adrienne Brodie Nominating Committee: Nita Mailander and Sunny McGowan Thanks to all the candidates who volunteered to run and helped make this a competitive race. We appreciate your service on behalf of MLGSCA.

Congratulations to Erik Valenzuela!

  “It is a great honor to receive the MLGSCA Student Scholarship award for my interest in pursuing librarianship in health sciences. My aspirations in becoming a health science librarian stem from my experience working with students at University of California San Diego’s Biomedical Library and from my graduate coursework in the Master’s of Management […]

MLGSCA Research Grant Opportunity

MLGSCA is pleased to be able to offer grants that support research on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Projects with results that may encourage practical applications in other libraries are of special interest.  Group proposals are also encouraged! Please see grant description regarding eligibility, requirements, and proposal guidelines.  For more information, contact Janene Wandersee, MLGSCA Research Chairperson.  Applications […]

Victoria Flores Awarded the MLGSCA Staff Excellence Award

Victoria Flores of the California University of Science and Medicine is this year’s recipient of the MLGSCA staff excellence award. Victoria was nominated by her library’s director for her direct contributions that enabled her library to serve the needs of an inaugural medical school class of 101 students, as well as 35 faculty members. Particular […]

Reminder – Nominations for an Exceptional Hospital Librarian – the Colaianni Award

Do you know someone who is a dynamic and exceptional hospital librarian? Someone who is a visionary who deserves to be recognized for his or her outstanding service in hospital librarianship?  Now is the time to nominate them for MLA’s Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship.  Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations […]

Congrats to MLGSCA member Carrie Grinstead for her recently published “Virtual Project” article in the Journal of the Medical Library Association!

    Multisite collaboration using REDCap to capture library data Carrie Grinstead, Amanda Schwartz Abstract In January 2018, library services at Providence St. Joseph Health merged to form a single, unified system, incorporating nine libraries and sixteen full-time staff. As a small, nonclinical team of librarians, we needed to make sure our work and value […]

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