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Want to vote for MLGSCA president? Renew your membership!

Now is a great time to renew your MLGSCA membership! By joining or renewing now, you’ll be sure to keep up with the latest news, be eligible for discounts on spring and fall CE sessions, be eligible to vote in the current MLGSCA elections, and have the opportunity to interact with others in the medical […]

MLGSCA members receive MLA awards!

Contributed by Eileen Wakiji In addition to MLGSCA receiving the 2011 Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award (sponsored by J. A. Majors), the following MLGSCA members received awards at the MLA 2011 conference: MLA Rising Star Robert (Bob) Johnson Virgina L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award Kay E. Wellick Carla J. Funk […]

Newbies: Lisa Federer

Meet Lisa Federer. I am an MLIS candidate at UCLA.  I currently work as a Public Service Assistant at the UCLA Biomedical Library and have recently completed an  internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  I’m interested in electronic health records, clinical medical librarianship, and translational medicine.  When I’m not doing library things, you might find me surfing, baking treats, or just  […]

Newbies: Kathy Elliot

Greetings from Kathy Elliott! I’m a full-time student in my second semester in the online MLIS program at San Jose State University. This is my third career adventure. After earning an M.S. in biological sciences, I taught high school biology for two years and then worked for more than 20 years as a molecular biologist, […]

Newbies: Kathleen Shepler

Meet Kathleen Shepler. I’ve been at the Health Sciences Library at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ for 20 years.   My life has multiple connections with Good Sam. Until my father’s death here in 1978, it wasn’t unusual for me to join him when he made pastoral calls here.  A decade later I […]

Calling all MLGSCA members!

Are you a “newbie” wanting to get your foot in the door of the Southern California /AZ Health Sciences Libraries scene?  Or a “veteran” willing to share your wealth of knowledge?  Maybe you’re a mid-career professional in a special niche or especially inclined toward giving back to the profession!  Please consider participating in MLGSCA’s Mentoring Program. MLGSCA […]

Newbies: Janet Crum

Janet Crum is Director of Library Services at City of Hope in Duarte, a position she has held since May of this year. Before that, she was at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where she held a variety of positions in systems and management for 14 years.  Janet lives in Glendora, CA with her […]

Congrats Danielle Linden, St. Joseph Hospital’s New Library Manager!

By Julie L. Smith, MLS, AHIP, St. Joseph Hospital We are thrilled to welcome Danielle Linden, MLS, AHIP who will assume the position of Library Manager of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA on July 12, 2010. Danielle received her BA in Anthropology from UCLA and her Master of Library and Information Science Degree from […]

MLGSCA Committees: Which One Will You Join?

By Eileen Wakiji, California State University, Long Beach, MLGSCA President-Elect 2009-10 *Update: deadline has been extended to June 21. It is that time of year again – the formation of committees for MLGSCA! As every MLGSCA President knows, the committees of MLGSCA are the backbone of the organization.  Without the interest, dedication, and hard work of our members, […]

MLGSCA Benefit: SurveyMonkey Access

One of the benefits of MLGSCA membership is access to SurveyMonkey, an online survey system.  SurveyMonkey makes it easy to create surveys that you can use to learn about your library users and evaluate your library’s services. This professional subscription through MLGSCA allows for: An unlimited number of questions and responses Branding your survey with […]

MLA 2010: Colleague Connection

By Heidi Schroeder, MLIS, Michigan State University Libraries Colleague Connection is MLA’s mentoring program that pairs newer members or first-time meeting attendees with returning, more experienced members during the annual meeting.  The purpose of Colleague Connection is to introduce new attendees to the association and help them get the most out of the MLA annual […]

Call for Nominations for MLA Offices

By Mary L. Ryan, AHIP, FMLA on behalf of MLA 2010 Nominating Committee The MLA Nominating Committee members are ready to begin identifying potential candidates for the election, and they would appreciate receiving recommendations from MLA members.  If you would like to recommend someone to be nominated for President or for the Board, or would like […]

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