Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

In Memoriam: Naomi Cordero Broering (1929-2023)

by Alan F. Carr, M.L.S., M.P.H., AHIP Former MLA President Naomi Broering passed away on January 11, 2023, in La Jolla, CA, after a two-year battle with cancer. During Naomi’s remarkably long and distinguished career in health sciences librarianship, she served in a number of key leadership positions. Born in New York City, Naomi lived […]

Report on the Western Institute of Nursing Conference

by Carrie Grinstead, Professional Development Award recipient At the end of April, I attended the Western Institute of Nursing Conference in Tucson. The conference theme was Leveraging Technology to Advance Nursing Equity in Research, Practice, and Education. I learned a lot about innovative uses of technology in nursing, and I participated in a symposium focused […]

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, […]

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 […]

MLGSCA is Still Active and Continues to Keep You Informed

You must be wondering how much MLGSCA has changed. We have been occasionally updating you with the information we have through our website and our social media platforms. The most recent updates included: Changes to leadership have been reflected on the Committees (, Committee Chairs (, and Officer ( pages: Amy Nadell is no longer […]

MLGSCA member publications

Congratulations to three MLGSCA members who have publications in the Journal of the Medical Library Association: Sue Espe, Health Science Librarian, Banner University Medical Center, is the author of the article “Health sciences librarians off the radar,” published in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Bethany Myers, Research Informationist, and […]

MLA News Updates

The October 2015 issue of MLA News features updates from the MLGSCA, highlighting the work of several members in the Chapter News section.  See the issue online here: You must log in as an MLA member to view.


Congratulations to MLGSCA members for having proposals accepted at One Health: Information in an Interdependent World, the Medical Library Association annual conference, held May 3-8 in Boston, MA. Visit your MLGSCA colleagues as they present the papers and posters listed below. Check out the MLA 2013 scheduling tool to make your own calendar. Sunday, May […]

About our Colleagues (The Return)

This post is an attempt to revive the MLGSCA print newsletter’s About Our Colleagues column. Should The Link continue to publish this on a regular schedule? Please leave comments on this post with your opinion for our incoming 2012-2013 blog committee! People Diana Almador-Douglas, MA(LIS), Library Specialist and former intern at the Arizona Health Sciences […]

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