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Candidate Information: President-elect
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The following candidates have been selected by the MLA Nominating Committee to stand for election for the 2009/10 association year (president-elect takes office in May 2009). Note: the order of candidate information was determined by a random drawing of names.
Manager, Exempla Healthcare Libraries, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, 1999-2005; medical librarian, Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, 1979-1999.
National: member 1972-1974, 1979-; Board of Directors: member 2005-2008; Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians: member 2005-; 2006 National Program Committee: member 2003-2006; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: MLA liaison 2003-2005; Nominating Committee: member 2000-2001. Section: Consumer and Patient Health Information Section: member 1986-; Awards Task Force: member 1995-1996; Electronic Resources Task Force: member 1995-1996; Task Force on the Role of the Librarian in Consumer Health: member 1992-1996. Hospital Libraries Section: member 1982-; Hospital Library Standards Committee: chair 2004-2007, member 2000-2004. Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section: member 2007-; Task Force to Create Standards for Nursing Information Resources and Services in Healthcare: consultant 2007-. Chapter: Midcontinental Chapter (MCMLA): member 1979-; Chapter Sharing Roundtables: Palm Pilots and PDAs: recorder May 27, 2001; 2000 Annual Meeting Continuing Education Committee: member 1999-2000; 1994 Annual Meeting Facilities Committee: chair 1992-1994.
Medical Reference Services Quarterly: Hospital Information Services Column: editor 2005-. Colorado Council of Medical Librarians: member 1979-; Nominating Committee: chair 2005-2006; immediate past president 2004-2005, president 2003-2004, president-elect 2002-2003; Advocacy Task Force: member 2003-2008. Colorado Consumer Health Information Librarians (CCHIL): member 2002-; Evidence-Based Health Care SIG: member 2002-2006; Survey Task Force: member 2001-; Journal Locator Committee: chair 1994-1996. Midcontinental Regional Medical Library Advisory Committee: member 2001-2003. Rocky Mountain Evidence Based Healthcare Workshop: librarian tutor 2002, 2003, 2004. Doody's Book Review Service: Library Board of Advisors: member 1993-.
Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship, 2002. Hospital Libraries Section Scroll of Exemplary Service, multiple years. Midcontinental Chapter of MLA Outstanding Achievement Award, 1991. Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member, 1990-. Certified Medical Librarian, 1972, 1985-1990.
MA, English, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1976; MA, library science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL, 1972; BA, English and history, Mt. Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, 1969.
Previous Professional Positions (Last Fifteen Years)
Manager of library services, 1983-2002; manager of coordinated care (0. 75 appointment), 1994-1997; Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI.
National: member 1974-; Janet Doe Lectureship Jury: member 2007-2009, chair 2008-2009; Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Libraries: member 2006-; Task Force on the Information Specialist in Context: member 2003-2005; Board of Directors: member 2001-2004, secretary 2002-2004; Task Force on Expert Searching: chair 2001-2004; Benchmarking Implementation Task Force: member 2001-2003; Election Task Force: chair 1999; "Clinical Pathways" course: instructor 1997-1998; Managing Editor of Books Search and Screen Committee: member 1996; Nominating Committee: member 1996; Centennial Coordinating Committee: member 1994-1999; Books Panel: member 1990-1994, chair 1993-1994. Section: History of Health Sciences Section: member 1997-. Hospital Libraries Section: member 1975-; Information Technology Committee: member 2006-2007. Leadership and Management Section: member 2002-. Consumer and Patient Health Information Section: member 1988-2003. Chapter: Midwest Chapter: member 1974-; 2001 Annual Meeting Program Committee: chair 1999-2001; Executive Committee: member 1994-1996.
National Library of Medicine: Long Range Planning Panel 2: NLM Health Information for Underserved and Diverse Populations in the 21st Century: member 2005-2006; Special Emphasis Panel (Internet Access to Digital Libraries): chair 2002; Special Emphasis Panel (Publication Grants): member 2000, chair 2001; Biomedical Library Review Committee: member 1996-2000. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region: Regional Advisory Council: member 1999-2001; Resource Sharing Committee: member 1999-2001. Journal of Hospital Librarianship: Editorial Board: member 2001-. New England Journal of Medicine: Library Advisory Board: member 2003-2004. Radiological Society of North America: Library Advisory Board: member 2006-. Council of Wisconsin Libraries: member 1993-1997; Interloan Committee: member 1996-1997; Electronic Reference Sources Committee: member 1995-1996; Executive Committee: member 1995-1996; Information Gateways Committee: member 1994-1995. Wisconsin Health Sciences Library Association: president 1993-1994. Southeastern Wisconsin Health Science Library Consortium: presiding officer/coordinator 2001-2003.
Medical Library Association: Fellow, 2002-; 100 Most Notable, 1998; Janet Doe Lectureship, 1990. Hospital Libraries Section: Leadership Award, 2003; Publication Award, 2002. Wisconsin Health Science Library Association: Librarian of the Year, 2001. Medical Informatics Marine Biological Laboratory/National Library of Medicine Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA: Fellow, 1997. School of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Notable Alumnus, 1991.
MS, library science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1973; BS, education (minors: mathematics, library science), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1970.
Publications (Last Five Years)
Medical Library Association
Last Updated: 2008 November 10