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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 […]

MLA statement on the value of hospital libraries

Our own Ellen Aaronson has a featured article on the MLANet blog about MLA’s new advocacy statement, “Partner with Hospital Libraries to Improve Patient Care.” Developed jointly by the Hospital Library Caucus and the MLA Board and endorsed by several national organizations, the statement aims to educate hospital administrators on the critical role of hospital […]

Ivan Portillo publishes in Medical Reference Services Quarterly

One of MLGSCA’s very own, Ivan Portillo, recently published a paper with 2 colleagues on the quality of consumer health information websites found when using Google. I’m sure we can all speculate on what some of the result might be. However, you will need to read the paper to know for sure! Ivan A Portillo, […]

Librarian Participation in Biomedical Informatics Education and Practice

Check out Kathleen Carlson’s article “Librarian Participation in Biomedical Informatics Education and Practice”, published in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship. The article discusses experiences with the biomedical informatics program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. Congratulations Kathleen!

MLGSCA members publish article in MLA News

Robert Johnson, Danielle Linden and Nita Mailander discuss the MLA /Majors Chapter Project of the Year Award and their poster presented at MLA 2014 Chicago.  See the article here: https://www.mlanet.org/news/chapter-news-news-medical-library-group-southern-california-and-arizona.

MLA Seeks Applications for JMLA Editor

Help shape the direction of and document advances in the health sciences library profession as JMLA editor. MLA’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal seeks a new volunteer editor for a three-year term starting at the May 2014 annual meeting with responsibility for issues published in 2015-2017. JMLA is the definitive source of information about the latest technologies, […]

MLA 2012 Wrap-up: MLGSCA members present, receive awards

Contributed by MLGSCA President Becky Birr MLGSCA members were busy at MLA 2012 receiving awards and presenting papers and posters.  See the list of their work below. If we forgot your work or award, please email me or comment on this post so we can update the list. Congratulations to you all! MLA Awards Jacqueline […]


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