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MLGSCA Nominating Committee Candidate Bios

Posted on October 19, 2022 by Angela Murrell | No Comments

Here are the bios for our 3 candidates for the special election for the 2022 Nominating Committee members. One candidate will be elected to fill the vacant position through 2023, and two candidates will hold positions for 2022-2024.

Adele Dobry

I have been the Health Sciences Librarian at Cal State LA since 2017. Prior to working at Cal State LA, I worked as a Nursing Informationist at UCLA and Public Health/Animal Alternatives librarian at UCD.

Education: MLIS UCLA 2010.

Most recent library and university committee service at CSULA Library:

  • Library Faculty Council (LFC) and Library Faculty Affairs Committee (LFAC), Secretary: 2019-2021
  • Library Climate Improvement Team, Secretary: 2019-2022
  • Library Collection Strategies Committee, Chair Elect and Secretary: 2022-2024


  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Co-Chair: 2021-2026
  • External Awards Nominating Committee: 2021-2022
  • Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee: 2021-2023
  • Academic Senate, Senator: 2019-2022
  • University Student Union Board of Directors, Faculty Appointee: 2021-
    • Fiscal Policy Committee (FIPC): 2022-2025

Medical Library Association (MLA):

  • Continuing Education Committee (CEC), 2014-2017
  • NAHRS Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Bylaws committee: 2012- 2014

Chapter: MLGSCA Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona: 2010- present

  • Awards Committee Member, 2013-2014
  • Membership Committee Member, 2014-2015
  • Membership Chair, 2015-2016
  • Journal Exchange Committee, Chair, 2018-present
  • Government Relations Committee, Member, 2018-2020
  • Professional Issues Committee, Co-Chair, 2022-2023.

Andrea Harrow

Andrea Harrow, MLS, AHIP-D has spent much of her career as a solo, clinical librarian, most recently at PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles.  She is an expert librarian providing evidence-based references, resources and training to hospital, medical, teaching staff and patients.  Andrea served MLGSCA as Co-chair of the 2018 MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting, and was Chair of the Professional Issues committee 2015-18. She has continually served MLGSCA in some capacity as an active committee member or chair since 2006.  Andrea is lead author of a collaborative special paper published in the April issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association entitled, “Hospital library closures and consolidations: a case series,” which was generated out of a special session at the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ in 2018. 

Statement of Aims: I am passionate about engagement, collaboration and communication in libraries and across healthcare. We need to be strong advocates for our libraries and our profession and strategize on how best help each other and ourselves in a changing research, education and patient care environment

Lisa Marks

California State University Northridge, Northridge, California – BA, Liberal Studies 05/1989
San Jose State University, San Jose, California – Masters, Library Science    05/1991

Professional Memberships and Services
Medical Library Association

Hospital Libraries Caucus

Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona


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