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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 2012/13 association year (elected officers would begin their terms in May 2012). Note: The order of candidate information was determined by a random drawing of names.
Director of Health Sciences Libraries, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 1987–2010.
National: member 1980–; 2007 Nominating Committee: member; Benchmarking Network Editorial Board: member 2004–2006; Benchmarking Implementation Task Force: chair 2001–2003; Benchmarking Task Force: member 1998–2001; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: representative 1998–2000. Section: Hospital Libraries Section: member 1984–; chair 1998–1999; Standards Committee: member 2001–2003. Educational Media and Technologies Section: member 1988–. Medical Informatics Section: member 1989–. Research Section: member 1989–. Consumer and Patient Health Information Section: member 1993–. Leadership and Management Section: member 2003–. Chapter: New York-New Jersey Chapter: member 1981–; chapter credentialing liaison 2011–.
Journal of Hospital Librarianship Editorial Board: member 2001–2010. New and Emerging Health Sciences Libraries Group: member.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 1990–. National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Program: Fellowship 2009–2010.
MS, School of Library Service, Columbia University, 1977; BA, sociology, University of Michigan, 1975.
Assistant director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa–Iowa City, 2002–2008; technology coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, 1996–2002.
National: member, 1996–; Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship Jury: member 2010–2011; 2010 National Program Committee: member 2007–2010; 2008/2009 Nominating Committee: member 2008–2009; Grants and Scholarships Committee: member 2006–2009; 2005 National Program Committee: member 2003–2005; Task Force on Website Hosting for Sections and Special Interest Groups (SIGs): member 2003–2005; EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant Jury: member 2000–2002, chair 2001–2002. Section: Leadership and Management Section: member 2004–; Membership Committee: member 2005–; chair 2007–. Relevant Issues Section: member 2001–; web editor 2004–2008; chair 2004–2005; program chair 2003–2004. Dental Section: member 2006–2008. Educational Media and Technologies Section: member 2004–2008. Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section: member 2006–2007. Pharmacy and Drug Information Section: member 2006–2007. Public Services Section: member 2004–2008; Membership Committee: member 2005–2008. Chapter: Pacific Northwest Chapter: member 2008–; Professional Development Committee: member 2008–, chair 2009–; Academy of Health Information Professionals: liaison 2008–2009. Midwest Chapter: member 1996–2008; Nominations and Elections Committee: chair 2008; Policies and Procedures Special Committee: chair 2008; president 2007; Omaha 2007 Joint Meeting with Midcontinental Chapter: cochair 2004–2007; Meeting Finances Task Force: chair 2004–2005, treasurer 2002–2005; Committee on Electronic Resources: member 1997–2002; Governmental Relations Committee: chair 2001.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: mentor 2008–2011. Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Digital Library Federation (DLF) E-Science Institute: faculty 2010–2011. Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: Teaching Learning Committee: member 2008–; chair 2010–; webmaster 2008–2010; Charting the Future Oversight Committee: member 2006–2008. Orbis Cascade Alliance: treasurer 2010–; Shared Integrated Library System Task Force Council: liaison 2010; Shared Bibliographic Database Task Force: member 2009. Iowa Library Association: Health Sciences Subdivision: member 1996–2008; Bylaws Committee: chair 2008; secretary/treasurer 2002–2005; Annual Meeting Program: planner 2004. Health Science Librarians of Illinois: member 1995–2002. American Society for Information Science: member 1993–1997; Chicago Chapter: secretary 1995–1997.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 2006–. National Library of Medicine/ Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Program: fellow 2006–2007. Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association: Distinguished Librarian of the Year 2005.
Master of science, information science, University of North Texas, 1994; bachelor of arts, philosophy, Texas A&M University, 1989.
Deputy director of libraries, 2006–2008, associate director of libraries, 1999–2008, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center–Dallas; director, Beck Library, Guthrie Healthcare System, Sayre, PA, 1995–1999.
National: member 1992–; Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship Jury: chair 2011–2012, member 2010–2011; Nominating Committee: member 2009; National Program Committee: member 2009 and 2002; Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award Jury: chair 2008–2009; Membership Committee: member 2002–2005; Task Force to Plan Recruitment for the 21st Century Workforce of Health Information Professionals: member 2001–2003; 2002 National Program Committee, Local Assistance Committee: chair; Chapter Council: representative 1999, alternate 1997–1999. Section: International Cooperation Section (ICS): member 2008–; chair 2011–2012; ICS Cunningham Itinerary Committee: chair 2011–2012; ICS Job Exchange Task Force: chair 2009–. Leadership and Management Section: member 2000–; Membership Committee: chair 2005–2007. Chapter: South Central Chapter: member 2000–; president elect/president/past president 2005–2008; Fundraising Committee: member 2009–2011; Nominating Committee: member 2010–2011, chair 2007–2008; Awards and Scholarship Committee: member 2011–, 2001, chair 2001–2002; Finance Committee: chair 2007–2008, member 2003–2007; Local Assistance Committee: member 2006–2008; Program Committee: cochair 2006–2007; ad hoc History Committee: cochair 2002–2005. Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter: member 1992–2000; Membership Development Committee: chair 1998–1999.
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: member 2008–; Future Leadership Committee: member 2009–. South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium: Board of Directors: member 2008–; Professional Development/Librarian Exchange Committee: member 2009–. New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries: member 2008–; treasurer 2010–. Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information: Board of Directors: member 2009–. New Mexico Medical Society: History of Medicine Committee: member 2009–. HealthLINE: member 2000–2008; chair 2005; Nominating Committee: member 2006, 2001; Archives Committee: member 2001–2006. School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas: Advisory Board: member 2002–2003. Regional Library Coalition of Bradford County, Pennsylvania/Tioga County, New York: founder and chair 1997–1999. Valley Library Association: founder and charter member 1998–1999. Susquehanna Library Cooperative: Board of Directors member 1993–1999; secretary 1995–1997; treasurer 1995–1997, 1999.
MLA: Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 2002–. Frye Leadership Institute: Fellow 2009. HealthLINE: Librarian of the Year 2005. Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries/National Library of Medicine Leadership Program: Fellow 2003–2004. Marine Biological Laboratory/National Library of Medicine, Woods Hole, MA, Biomedical Informatics Course: fellow 2001.
MLS, University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA), 1991; MA, European history, UCLA, 1984; BA (honors), history, Austin College, 1978.
Serials librarian, 1996–1999, electronic services librarian, 1999–2002, ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, PA; manager of library services, 2002–2006, medical librarian, 2006–2007, Deaconess Health System, Evansville, IN.
National: member 2000–; Books Panel: member 2010–2013; Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant Jury: member 2009–2010; Murray Gottlieb Prize Jury: member 2006–2007. Section: Cancer Librarians Section: member 2005–; fundraising chair 2008–; Nominating Committee: past chair 2010–2011; chair 2009–2010, chair elect 2008–2009; Section Council representative 2006–2009. Collection Development Section: member 2000–2005. Consumer and Patient Health Information Section: member 2005–2009. Hospital Libraries Section: member 2001–; Program Committee: member 2006–2007; Publications Committee: chair 2009–; web editor: 2010–. Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section: member 2008–. Public Health/Health Administration Section: member 2008–; Travel Stipend Guideline Committee: member 2008–2009; Fundraising Guideline Development Committee: cochair 2009–2010; chair 2011–2012, chair elect 2010–2011. Research Section: member 2008–. Chapter: South Central Chapter: member 2008–; Continuing Education Committee: past-chair 2010–2011, chair 2009–2010, cochair 2008–2009; Hospital Libraries Interest Section: member 2008–.
American Library Association: member 1991–. Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): member 2009–; ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group: member 2009–. Health Sciences Librarians Association of Louisiana: member 2008–. Louisiana Library Association: member 2008–. New England Journal of Medicine Library Advisory Board: member 2010–. Journal of Hospital Librarianship: co-editor, “Reach Out Through Outreach” column 2010–. Indiana Health Science Library Association: member 2003–.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 2008–2013. Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant 2011. South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award: First Place and Second Place 2010. MLA Research Section Award: Second Place 2010, Honorable Mention 2008. Hospital Libraries Section Recognition Award for Publication 2009. South Central Chapter: William D. Postell, Sr. Professional Development Award 2009. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Midwest Hospital Quality Improvement Program: Best Practice Award 2006. VHA Best Practice Forum Award 2006.
MLS, Indiana University–Bloomington, 1993; BA, history, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, 1991.
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