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Ethel Madden, AHIP
Ethel Madden graduated from Our Lady of Holy Cross College with a bachelor's
degree in education, and received a master's degree in library and information
science with a specialization in health services from Louisiana State University.
She graduated as a Fellow from the National Library of Medicine's Medical Informatics
Program and has been very involved with medical librarianship across the country.
In 2006, Madden assumed a newly created position of director of the Center
for Knowledge Management in the Division of Academics. Madden's new role includes
overseeing the medical library and archives while also assuming leadership responsibilities
for medical editing, The Ochsner Journal, medical illustrations, federal
grant support services, academic systems, web development projects, and all
aspects of academic outreach. Madden has been charged with integrating these
creative services in order to encourage more academic achievement by all of
Ochsner's health care professionals throughout the various regions.
Julie Page co-coordinates the California Preservation Program for the California State Library and its statewide training, building surveys, and information resources. She is also user services coordinator for the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). Until recently, Page was preservation librarian, University of CaliforniaSan Diego, and coordinator for San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster Response Network (SILDRN). Page is very active in disaster preparedness and response training for libraries and is an instructor for the National Endowment for the Humanities funded Emergency Response for Cultural Institutions program. She copresented the pre-conference "Before Disaster Strikes: Essential Steps in Disaster Preparedness" for the South Central Chapter, MLA. She has presented programs for the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force Alliance for Response project and helped to organize the California Alliance for Response forums. She serves on the advisory committees for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Cultural Heritage Training Curriculum and the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Model for Statewide Disaster Planning.
Clinton Marty Thompson Jr., AHIP
Clinton Marty Thompson, Jr., AHIP, is director of the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences, and chair and professor of the Department of Health Sciences Library and Information Management in the graduate college since 1980 and was the director of the Health Sciences Center Library, University of OklahomaTulsa, from 1976 to 1980. Thompson has taught as an adjunct professor since 1980 for the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma. His association involvement has included the MLA, South Central Chapter, Oklahoma Library Association, South Central Academic Medical Library Consortia, and Oklahoma Council of Library Directors. He has been active in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Office, of the National Library of Medicine. His library degree is from the University of Oklahoma, and he received a bachelor's degree in biology from Oklahoma City University.
Dan Wilson is the associate director for collection management and access services at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library. He is also the national coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response plan. In this role, he assisted in development of the national plan, trained NN/LM and Regional Medical Library staff in the eight regions in the preparedness and response procedures that were developed, and continues to provide training in emergency preparedness and service continuity planning for libraries. Wilson maintains the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response online toolkit and continues to work with the regional coordinators across the country to promote awareness of the plan among network members. He received his master's degree in library science from the State University of New YorkGeneseo.
Kristine Alpi, AHIP
Director, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh
Outreach Librarian, NN/LM, National Network Office, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD
Director, J. Harold Johnston Memorial Library, New Jersey Hospital AssociationPrinceton
Associate Director, Texas Medical Center Library, Houston Academy of Medicine, Houston, TX
Deputy University Librarian and Chief Financial Officer, Library, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles
Director, Information Technology, Houston Academy of MedicineTexas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX
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Last Updated: 2008 November 14