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Candidate Information: Board of Directors
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The following candidates have been selected by the MLA Nominating Committee to stand for election for the 2013/14 association year (elected officers would begin their terms in May 2013). Note: The order of candidate information was determined by a random drawing of names.
Acting director, 2000–2002, associate director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1997–2000.
National: member 1984–; National Program Committee: member 2012–2015; Nominating Committee: member 2008–2009; MLA/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Joint Legislative Task Force: member 2006–2009; Credentialing Committee: chair 2004–2005, member 2001–2004; Grants and Scholarship Committee: member 1999–2002; MLA Scholarship for Minority Students Jury: chair 1997–1998. Section: History of the Health Sciences: member 2002–. Leadership and Management Section: member 2002–; treasurer 2007–2011. Medical Informatics Section: member 2010–. Public Services Section: member 1989–2011. Special Interest Group (SIG): African American Medical Librarians Alliance SIG: member 2006–. Chapter: Southern Chapter: member 1983–; Nominating Committee: member 2011–2012; Strategic Planning Committee: chair 2006–2007; Southern Chapter and Mid-Atlantic Chapter Joint Conference: Local Arrangements Committee: cochair 2005–2006; Nominating Committee: chair 2005–2006; chair 2004–2005, chair-elect/program chair 2003–2004; Membership Committee: member 2001–2003; MLA Nominating Committee: nominee 2002; MLA Credentialing Committee: liaison 1998–2003; Nominating Committee: member 1997–1998.
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL): member 2000–; Board of Directors: member 2009–2012; Scholarly Communication Committee: member 2008–2010. Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries (CONBLS): member 2000–; Nominating Committee: chair 2010–2011; chair 2009–2010, chair-elect 2008–2009; Distinguished Library Award Committee: member 2005–2007; secretary 2002–2004. Georgia Health Sciences Library Association: member 1980–; Strategic Planning Committee: member 2002–2003; Bylaws Revisions Committee: chair 2000; Annual Meeting Program Committee: member 1998–1999; Strategic Planning Committee: chair 1997–1999. National Network of Libraries of Medicine,Southeastern Atlantic Region: Print Retention Task Force: chair 2009–2010. New England Journal of Medicine Library Advisory Board: member 2007–2008.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member: 1997–. Woodruff Leadership Academy, Emory University: Fellow 2011. Marine Biological Laboratory/National Library of Medicine, Woods Hole, MA, Bioinformatics Informatics Course: fellow 2010.
MLS, University of Maryland–College Park, 1977; BS, history (cum laude), Hampton Institute, 1976.
Head, Information and Education Services, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington–Seattle, 2005–2012.
National: member 1974–; Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award Jury: member 2011–2013, chair 2012–2013; Task Force on MLA Academy for Teaching Excellence (MATE): member 2011–2012; 2013 Programming Section Council/Chapter Council Joint Task Force: cochair 2010–2013; 2010 National Program Committee: cochair 2007–2010; Taskforce on MLA’s Educational Policy Statement: member 2007–2009; Nominating Committee: member 2006–2007; 2006 National Program Committee: member 2004–2006; Continuing Education Committee: member 2001–2007, chair 2006–2007; MLA News : Expert Searching column coeditor 2002–2012; Taskforce on Expert Searching: member 2001–2004; 1997 National Program Committee: Publicity/Promotions Subcommittee: member 1997; Bulletin of the Medical Library Association Editorial Board: member 1994–1997; continuing education course developer and instructor 1992–. Section: Dental Section: member 1996–; MLA Nominating Committee: nominee 2012. Leadership and Management Section: member 2005–. Medical Informatics Section: member 1988–2007. Pharmacy and Drug Information Section: member 1981–; Membership Committee: chair 1997–1999. Public Services Section: member 1988–; past-chair 2009–2011, chair 2008–2009, chair-elect/program chair 2007– 2008; MLA Nominating Committee: nominee 2005; Expert Searching email discussion list co-facilitator 2004–. Chapter: Pacific Northwest Chapter: member 1979–; 2006 Western Chapters Meeting Program Planning Committee: member 2004– 2006; Continuing Education for Joint Meeting Committee: chair 2004; MLA Credentialing Committee liaison 1999–2005.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: member 1998–; Awards Committee, Libraries/Educational Resources Section: member 2005–2008, chair 2007–2008; Advisory Group, Basic Resources List: member and editor 2000–2004; Program Planning Committee, Libraries/Educational Resources Section: member 1999. American Dental Education Association: member. American Library Association: member 1988–; President’s Task Force on Library Education: member 2007–2009. Washington Medical Librarians Association: member 1984–; Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: Medical Librarian Advisory Board: member 2003–. Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Board of Directors: member 2007–; secretary 2007–.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 1990–; University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award: nominee 2008; University of Washington Libraries’ Distinguished Librarians Award: nominee 2008.
MLS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1975; BA, zoology and German, University of Washington, 1973.
Head of Education and Reference and Associate Professor, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus–Aurora, 1996–.
National: member 1987–; Nominating Committee: member 2012; Task Force on MLA Academy of Teaching Excellence (MATE): member 2011–2012; Ida and George Eliot Prize Jury: member 2011; Chapter Council: Midcontinental Chapter representative 2002–2005; continuing education developer and instructor 1998–; Academy of Health Information Professionals: Mentor 2008–; Colleague Connection: mentor 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007. Section: Educational Media and Technologies Section: member 1987–. Leadership and Management Section: member 1996–. Medical Informatics Section: member 1996–; continuing education/ professional development liaison 2005–. Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section: member 1987–2009. Chapter: Midcontinental Chapter (MCMLA): member 1987–; 2014 Quad Chapter Meeting (Denver) Planning Committee: member 2011–; Education Committee: member 2010–, 1997–2005; Honors and Awards Committee: member 2005–2008, chair 2007; Chapter Council: MCMLA representative 2002–2005; immediate past chair 2001/2002, chair 2000/2001, chair-elect 1999/2000; Tri-Chapter Meeting (New Orleans) Planning Committee: member 1999–2001; MCMLA 2000 Annual Meeting: Local Planning Committee: member, chair 1996–2000; 2000 Local Planning Committee: chair 1996–2000.
Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML): member 1987–; Awards Committee: member 2007, chair 2009–; Library Cooperation Committee: member 1996–1998, chair 1997–1998; Professional Issues Committee: member 1996–1997. Duke University: Teaching and Leading EBM: A Workshop for Teachers and Champions of Evidence-Based Medicine: invited librarian tutor 2012. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Midcontinental Regional Advisory Board: member 2006–2008. Colorado Association of Libraries: member 2004–2010.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 2000–; MCMLA Bernice M. Hetzner Award for Excellence in Academic Health Science Librarianship 2004. CCML Marla Graber Award for Excellence and Achievement 2006. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Graduate School, Clinical Sciences Program: adjunct faculty appointment 2004–2007. Librarians as Participants at the 4th Rocky Mountain EBHC Workshop: principle investigator, NN/LM impact grant in the amount of $10,000, 2002; Rocky Mountain Evidence-Based Health Care Workshop: faculty and librarian coordinator 1998–present; Medical Informatics Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA: fellow 1998. Denison Memorial Library Esprit Award 1997.
MLS (full scholarship), University of Arizona–Tucson, 1984; BA, English/creative writing, Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University)–Springfield, 1982.
Associate library director, Weill Cornell Medical Library, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, 2005–2008; l ecturer in public health, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, voluntary 2002–2008; l ibrary manager, Public Health Library, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2002–2005; adjunct faculty, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, part time 2002; information services librarian, Weill Cornell Medical Library, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, 2000–2002; adjunct science reference librarian, New York University, part time 1999–2002; education coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region, 1998–1999; associate fellow, National Library of Medicine, 1997–1998; librarian/search analyst, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1996–1997.
National: member 1995–; Journal of the Medical Library Association: co-associate editor, Proceedings, 2009–2012, Editorial Board: member 2005–2008; Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce: allied representative 2007–2010; 2007 Nominating Committee: member; 2006 National Program Committee: member 2004–2006; Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award Jury: member 2003; 2003 National Program Committee: Technology Subcommittee: member 2001–2003; Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant Jury: member 2001–2002, chair 2002– 2003; MLA News: coeditor, Technology Column, 2000–2003; Grants and Scholarships Committee: member 1998–2001, chair-designate 1999–2000, chair 2000–2001; MLA Electronic Journal Clubs on Public Health Informatics: convener 2000–2001, Bioinformatics: convener 2001–2002, Evidence Based Public Health: convener 2002; Introduction to Epidemiology for Librarians: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2012, Animal-Human Health Knowledge Connection: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2009, Evidence-Based Public Health: Finding and Appraising Relevant Resources: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2004, 2007, 2010, NCBI Advanced Workshop for Bioinformatics Information Specialists: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2002–2007, Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2003–2008, Providing Consumer Health Resources in Other Languages: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2002–2003, 2007–2008, Public Health Knowledge: Acquisition, Management and Generation: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2004, Public Health Knowledgebase: continuing education instructor and co-developer 2001, More than MEDLINE: Making the Most of Other NLM Databases: continuing education instructor and co-developer 1999. Section: Research Section: member 1998–; chair 2012, chair-elect 2011; Awards Committee: cochair 2008–2011; Hypothesis Editorial Board: member 2003–; Continuing Education Committee: chair 2002–2005. Public Health/Health Administration Section: member 1999–; past-chair 2005, chair 2004, chair-elect 2003; Core Public Health Journal Project Editorial Board: member 2001–2008; newsletter/web editor 1999–2003. Medical Informatics Section: member 1998–; professional development liaison 1998–2000; Nominating Committee: member 2004–2005. Medical Library Education Section: member 1998–2006, secretary/treasurer and web editor 1998–2002. Veterinary Medical Libraries Section: member 2008–; Task Force on Connecting the Veterinary Health Record to Information Resources: chair 2009–; Nominating Committee: member 2010. Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section: member 2000–2007; Research Committee: member 2006–2007. Leadership and Management Section: member 2004–. Consumer and Patient Health Information Section: member 1999–2007. Public Services Section: member 2001–2007. Educational Media and Technologies Section: member 1998–2001. Special Interest Group: (SIG): Molecular Biology and Genomics SIG: participant 2000–. Chapter: Mid-Atlantic Chapter: member 1997, 2008–; Professional Development Committee: member 2008–2011, chair 2009–2010; 2009 Trichapter Meeting Planning Committee: member and Speed Updating moderator 2009. New York-New Jersey Chapter: member 1998–2008; Finance Policy Committee: member 2005–2007; Board: member 2003–2005; Nominating Committee: member 2000–2001, chair 2001–2002; web coeditor 1998–2000; Strategic Planning Committee: member 1999–2000; Chapter Sharing Roundtables at Annual Meeting: facilitator 1999–2000, 2004, recorder 2006.
National Library of Medicine (NLM): Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee: member 2011–2014; NLM Planning Panel —Long Range Plan —Support for Clinical and Public Health Systems of the 21st Century: member 2005–2006. Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries: member 2008–; past president 2011, president 2010, president-elect 2009. Metropolitan New York Library Council: Professional Advisory Council member 2005–2008. New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) Content Committee: member and Spanish content editor 1998–2006. Biomedical Digital Libraries Advisory Board: member/reviewer 2004–2007. Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Training Subcommittee: member 1998–; Manual Development Task Force: member 2003–2004; Partners Forum Steering Committee: member 2001; AIDS-Focus Training Subcommittee (satellite broadcast development): member 1998–1999. American Journal of Public Health, Applied Clinical Informatics ), Serials Review: reviewer 2011–. American Library Association: member 1995–. Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): member 1995–; Library Instruction Round Table: member 1995–2009; Newsletter Committee: member 2005–2007; ACRL/New York: member 1999–2008. Library Administration and Management Association: member 2005–2007. REFORMA: member 2002–2009. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): member 1996–; Membership Committee: member 1998–1999; AMIA Fall Symposium: reviewer 1999, 2001; MEDINFO: reviewer 2004. American Public Health Association: member 2000–; Task Force on Internet Quality: member 2001–2002. Association for Veterinary Informatics: member 2009–. Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association: member 2008–. North Carolina Public Health Association: member 2009–; Scholarship Committee: member 2011–2012. Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx Health Sciences Librarians: member 2006–2008. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS): member 2005–2007. Public Health Association of New York City: member 2000–2008; Communications Committee: member 2004–2007. Society for Public Health Education: member 1999–2008.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 2007–; Research Section Paper Awards (with co-authors): Honorable Mention 2012, 2nd Place Paper 2011. Class of 2011 Phyllis Edwards Service Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University 2011; Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant 2009; Public Health/Health Administration Section: Research Award (with Mary Adams) 2008; Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences (shared award) for Core Public Health Journals project of the Public Health/Health Administration Section 2006; Thomson Scientific/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award (shared award) for New York Online Access to Health, 2006. Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute: Scholar 2004–2005. New York-New Jersey Chapter: Outstanding Contribution by a New Member 1999.
Master’s of public health, Hunter College, City University of New York–New York , 2003; MLS, Indiana University– Bloomington, 1996; certificate in business foundations, Indiana University– Bloomington, 1996; BA, Spanish and history of art (Honors), Indiana University– Bloomington, 1995.
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