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Candidate Information: President-Elect
(one to be elected)
The following candidates have been selected by the MLA Nominating Committee to stand for election for the 2010/11 association year (president-elect takes office in May 2010). Note: The order of candidate information was determined by a random drawing of names.
Director of libraries, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center–Dallas, 2003–2006; librarian and director of libraries, State University of New York Upstate Medical University–Syracuse, 1998–2003; acting director, 1997–1998, deputy director, 1995–1997, associate director, 1986–1995, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
National: member 1980–; Board of Directors: member 2007–2010; Bylaws Committee: MLA Board liaison, 2007–2010; Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians: Task Force on the Health Sciences Librarian in Medical Education: member 2006–2008; 2007 National Program Committee: member 2005–2007; Books Panel: MLA Board liaison 2007–2010, member 2002–2005; Ida and George Eliot Prize Jury: chair 2000–2001; “Licensing Electronic Resources” continuing education course: instructor 1997–; 1995 National Program Committee, Local Assistance Committee: Social Events Subcommittee: cochair 1993–1995. Section: Leadership and Management Section: member 2000–; Task Force on Chapter-Level Programming: member 2003–2006, chair 2004–2006; email discussion list manager 2003–; Program Committee: member 2002–2003; MLA Nominating Committee: nominee 2002. Medical Informatics Section: member 1998–. Technical Services Section: member 1984–; Nominating Committee: chair 2000–2001, 1997–1998; MLA Nominating Committee: nominee 1999, 1996; By-Laws Committee: chair 1994–1995. Chapter: South Central Chapter: member 2003–; Credentialing Committee: member 2009–2011; Local Arrangements Committee: member 2006–2008; Pre-Local Arrangements Committee: chair 2005; Membership Committee: member 2003–2005. Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter: member 1998–2003; treasurer 1999–2003. Mid-Atlantic Chapter: member 1985–1998.
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: member 1998–; Charting the Future Committee: member 2007–; Assessment and Statistics Committee: member 2005–2007; Assessments and Statistics Working Group: member 2004–2005; Annual Statistics Editorial Board: member 2004–2005; Nominating Committee: member 2004; Outcomes Assessment Committee: member 2003–2005; 25th Anniversary Task Force: member 2000–2003; Task Force on Quality Assessment: member 2001–2003. Texas Library Association: member 2003–; Awards Committee: member 2009–.Texas Council of Academic Librarians: member 2003–. Texas Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: member 2003–; chair 2005–2007; secretary-treasurer 2004–2005. Texas State Library and Archives Commission: TexShare Database Cost Sharing Working Group: member 2007–2012. University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences Board of Advisors: member 2003–. South Central Association of Medical Libraries: member 2003–; president 2007–2010. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, Regional Advisory Committee: member 2003–. Association of American Medical Colleges: Group on Information Resources: institutional representative, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 2003–; institutional representative, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University 1998–2003. Association of College and Research Libraries: member 2003–. HealthLine (Dallas-Fort Worth): member 2003–. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries Editorial Board: member 2003–. Beta Phi Mu, Pi Lambda Sigma Chapter: member 1998–; Executive Board: member 1998–2003. Central New York Library Resources Council: Board of Trustees: member 1998–2003; president 2000–2002; Executive Board: member 1999–2002; Planning and Review Committee: chair 1998–2000. SUNY Council of Library Directors: member 1998–2003; secretary 2000–2002; SUNYConnect Advisory Council: doctoral campus representative 2002–2003. American Library Association: member 1983–.
MLA: Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 1991–; Collection Development Section: Daniel T. Richards Prize for Collection Development 2008. Texas Library Association: TALL Texan leadership mentor 2008. National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: Leadership Fellows Program mentor 2005–2006. Frye Leadership Institute 2002. Medical Informatics, Marine Biological Institute, Woods Hole, MA: Fellow 1999. Beta Phi Mu 1978.
MLS, University of Hawaii, 1978; BA, English, Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana–Monroe), 1974.
Interim director, 2006–2007, deputy director, 2003–2006, Denison Memorial Library/Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado–Denver; head of information services, Arizona Health Sciences Library, University of Arizona–Tucson, 1997–2003; reference manager/collection development specialist, Rush University, Chicago, IL, 1990–1997.
National: 2010 National Program Committee: member 2008–; Nominating Committee: member 2008; Task Force on MLA’s Research Policy Statement: member 2005–2007; Board of Directors: member 2002–2005; Journal of the Medical Library Association Editorial Board: member 2001–2004; MLANET Editorial Board: Section Council liaison 1999–2001. Section: Relevant Issues Section: Section Council representative 1998–2001; section chair 1998–1999. Leadership and Management Section: member 2006–. SIG: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Health Science Librarians SIG: member 1993–; program chair 1998–1999; cochair 1994–1995; co-convener 1993–1994. Chapter: Midcontinental Chapter: member 2003–. Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona: member 1997–2003; Joint Annual Meeting (with Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group): program chair 2002. Midwest Chapter: member 1990–1997; Joint Annual Meeting (with Midcontinental Chapter): continuing education cochair 1992.
National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region: Regional Advisory Board: member 2008–. Colorado Academic Library Consortium: secretary 2007–2009. Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL): member 2007–; AAHSL Education Research Task Force: member 2008–. Colorado Council of Medical Librarians: member 2003–. Wingspan, Tucson’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Community Center: Board of Directors: member 1997–2000.
MLA: Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 2006–2011. Commitment to Diversity Award for Faculty, University of Colorado Denver: recipient 2006 and 2005. Emerging Leaders Program, University Leadership Development Institute, Office of the President, University of Colorado System: recipient 2005–2006. National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program: participant 2002–2003. University of Arizona: awarded continuing status (tenure), librarian rank 2001. University of Arizona Office of International Affairs Foreign Travel Grant: awarded $500 applied to attend the Eighth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, July 2000.
MLS, School of Information and Library Studies, State University of New York–Buffalo, 1986; BA, anthropology/journalism, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1979.
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Last Updated: 2009 November 04