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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 2012/13 association year (president-elect takes office in May 2012). Note: The order of candidate information was determined by a random drawing of names.
Librarian, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA, 2003–2009; head, Reference Section, Medical Library, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–Shreveport, 1991–2003.
National: member 1984–; Continuing Education Committee: member 2010–; E-Patient Symposium Planning Committee: member 2009–2010; Nominating Committee: member 1999–2000, 2009–2010; Benchmarking Network Editorial Board: member 2007–2009; MLA/NLM Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force: chair 2007–2008; Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians, Steering Committee: member 2006–2008; MLA treasurer 2005–2007; Board of Directors: member 2004–2007; Ad Hoc Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee: member 2003–2006; Academy of Health Information Professionals: mentor to Provisional Member 2002–2003, 2006–2010; Membership Committee (representing Section Council): member 2001–2004; Task Force to Plan Recruitment for the 21st Century Workforce of Health Information Professionals: member 2001–2003; 1996 and 2002 National Program Committees: member 1994–1996, 2000–2002; Centennial Celebration Fund Raising Team: member 1997–1998; Awards Committee: chair 1999–2000, member 1997–1998. Section: Federal Libraries Section: member 2004–2009; secretary 2007–2009. Hospital Libraries Section: member 1986–; Nominating Committee: member 2002–2003; Strategic Planning Committee: chair 2002–2004. Leadership and Management Section: member 1991–; Leading Edge: coeditor 2001–2006. Public Services Section: member: 1991–2008; Nominating Committee: member 1997–1998. Research Section: member 1996–; research presentations judge 2009–2011; Section Council representative 2000–2003; Research Mentors Program Task Force: member 1999–2001. Section Council: vice-chair 2002–2004; Communications Committee: chair 2002–2004; Section/SIG Review Committee: member 2001–2002. Chapter: South Central Chapter (SCC): 1980–; Credentialing Committee: member 2011– ; Membership Committee: member 2009–2011; Nominating Committee: chair 1997–1998, member 2007–2008; Program Committee: cochair 1996–1997, member 2008–2009; Contributed Paper Subcommittee: chair 2008–2009; Katrina Task Force: member 2005–2006; Communications Committee: chair 2003–2004; Local Arrangements Committee: member 2002–2003; Credentialing Committee: member 1999–2003; ad hoc MLA Centennial/SCC Silver Anniversary Committee: member 1997–1998; Finance Committee: member 1995–1997; president 1996–1997.
National: Medical Reference Services Quarterly: Editorial Board: member 2008–; Journal of Hospital Librarianship: coeditor, Specialty of the House column 2003–. American Medical Informatics Association: Ethics Committee: member 2010–2011. Regional/State: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region: Consumer Health Advisory Committee: member 1999–2001; Document Delivery Committee: member 2007–2009; Louisiana Go Local Advisory Committee: member 2006–2009; Louisiana Regional Advisory Council: member 2007–2009. Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana: Continuing Education Committee: member 1998. Louisiana Library Association: Executive Board: member 1996–1997; Advisory Committee on Publications: member 1995–1996; Local Arrangements Committee: member 1997–1998; Scholarship Committee: member 1997–2000; Special Committee on Strategic Planning: member 1997–1998; Subject Specialists Section: chair 1996–1997. Local: Central Louisiana Medical Library Consortium: Board of Directors: member 2003–2009; vice president 2007–2009.
Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 1990–2015. Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2012 edition. MLA/Hospital Libraries Section Professional Development Award 2010; Scroll of Exemplary Service, 2002–. MLA/South Central Chapter William D. Postell, Sr. Professional Development Award 2010; Distinguished Service Award 2003. Overton Brooks VA Medical Center: Special Contribution Award 2004, 2008, 2009. MLA/Research Section Honorable Mention Research Award for coauthorship of contributed paper 2008. Marine Biological Laboratory/National Library of Medicine, Woods Hole, MA, Biomedical Informatics Course: fellow October 2000.
BA, library science, Louisiana Tech University–Ruston, 1974; MLS, library science, Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge, 1975.
Director of the Morehouse School of Medicine Library (formerly, the Multi-Media Center) and research instructor, Department of Medical Education, 2004–2010, interim director of the Multi-Media Center, July 2004–October 2004, deputy director of the Multi-Media Center, 2000–2004, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; director of the John A. Graziano Memorial Library and assistant professor, Health and Human Sciences Program, Samuel Merritt College (now Samuel Merritt University), Oakland, CA, 1997–2000; health sciences librarian, Urbana, and assistant professor, University of Illinois–Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1995–1997.
National: member 1990–; secretary 2010–2012; Board of Directors: member 2009 – 2012; Fellows Jury: member 2006–2007; Joint MLA/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Legislative Task Force: member (MLA representative) 2002–2006; 2002 National Program Committee: member 2000–2002; Bulletin of the Medical Library Association Editorial Board: member 1999–2002; Governmental Relations Committee: member 1997–2000; MLA News: legislative editor 1995–1997. Section: Section Council: Credentialing Committee liaison 2009–2010. Relevant Issues Section: past chair 2009–2010, chair 2008–2009, chair-elect 2007–2008. Educational Media and Technologies Section: Section Council representative 2004–2006; secretary/treasurer 2001–2003; Bylaws Committee: member 1999–2001; newsletter editor 1997–1999. SIG: African American Medical Librarians Alliance SIG: member 1999–, co-convener 2006–2007. Chapter: Mid-Atlantic Chapter: member 2010–. Southern Chapter: member 2000–; Credentialing Committee liaison 2007–2009; Steering Committee for the Joint Meeting with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter held in October 2006, Atlanta, GA: member 2004–2006; Program Committee: member 2005–2006. Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG): member 1997–2000; Nominating Committee: elected member 1999–2000; newsletter editor 1998–2000. Midwest Chapter: member 1995–1997; archivist 1997; Archives Committee Member: member 1995–1997.
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL): institutional representative 2004–; Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force: member (AAHSL representative) 2010–2014; Future Leadership Committee: member 2007–2010; Outcomes and Assessment Committee: member 2005–2008. Friends of the National Library of Medicine Board: member 2010–. National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine PubMed Central National Advisory Committee: member 2008–2012. Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science Health Information Technology Program: adjunct faculty member 2011–. Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance: member 2004–; Board: member 2005–2012; vice chair 2010–2012. Atlanta Regional Consortium of Higher Education (ARCHE) Council of Library Directors: member 2004–2010; Council of Library Directors: member 2008–2009, vice chair 2007–2008. Atlanta/Macon Private Academic Libraries (AMPALS): member 2004–2010; chair 2007–2009. Consortium of Biomedical Libraries in the South (CONBLS): institutional representative 2004–2010; chair 2006–2007, chair elect 2005–2006. Atlanta Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (AHSLC): member 2000–2010. Georgia Health Sciences Libraries Association (GHSLA): member 2000–2010. Journal of the American Medical Association: journal reviewer 1997–2006. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region: Medical Library Regional Advisory Committee: member 1999–2000.
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries/National Library of Medicine Leadership Fellows Program: mentor 2010–2011. MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 2004–2014. Marine Biological Laboratory/National Library of Medicine, Woods Hole, MA, Biomedical Informatics Course: fellow fall 2006.
MILS, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, May 1991; BS, cum laude, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS, May 1987.
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