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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 2013/14 association year (president-elect takes office in May 2013). Note: The order of candidate information was determined by a random drawing of names.
Associate director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1997–2006; adjunct faculty, Dominican University, Lake Forest, IL, 2003–2006; consultant, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region, University of Illinois–Chicago, 1997–2002.
National: member 1985–; MLA Board: member 2006–2009; treasurer 2007–2009; Section Council: member 2005–2006; Nominating Committee: member 2005; Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship Jury: member 2011–2012, chair 2012–2014; Task Force on MLA’s International Scholarship: member 2009–2010; Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship Jury: member 2009–2010; Task Force on MLA’s Educational Policy Statement: member 2005–2006; 2005 National Program Committee: cochair 2002–2005; Books Panel: member 2000–2003; 2000 National Program Committee: member 1998–2000; E-Publishing Symposium Planning Committee: member 2000; Ballot Counting Task Force: chair 2000; Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences Jury: member 1998–1999; Grants and Scholarships Committee: member 1993–1997, chair 1996–1997; A Holistic Approach to Collection Development, MLA ’05, San Antonio, TX, May 2005, continuing education co-teacher with Ramune Kubilius. Section: Collection Development Section: member 1998–; chair 2002–2003; National Program Committee: member 1999–2002, chair 2001– 2002. Leadership and Management Section: member 2000–present; Patient Safety Symposium Planning Committee: cochair 2005–2006; Seize the Journal: E-Journal Archiving Models Symposium Planning Committee: cochair 2003–2004. Hospital Libraries Section: member 1985–1997. Chapter: Midwest Chapter: member 1995–; Midwest/Midcontinental Joint Meeting Planning Committee: Continuing Education Committee: chair 2007.
National: Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: member 2007–; Scholarly Communication Committee: member 2009–2011; Education & Program Committee: chair 2007; cochair 2008. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health: Literature Selection Technical Review Committee: member 2008–2012; Technical Evaluation Team for National Network of Libraries of Medicine Contracts: member 2010. Doody’s Review Service: Advisory Board: member Chicago, IL, 2004–. American Medical Association: Electronic Publishing Advisory Board: member Chicago, IL, 2003–2006. National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region: Medical Library Regional Advisory Committee: member 2012–2014; Print Retention Working Group: member 2010–2011; Emergency Preparedness Working Group: member 2008–2010.
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine: BioMedical Informatics MBL/NLM course fellow certificate, fall course, 2011. New Director’s Symposium, Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, 2009–2010. Medical Library Association: Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Health Sciences Librarian of the Year, 2006; Continuing Education Institute: Developing Web-Based Instruction, certificate, spring course, 2006. National Library of Medicine and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: leadership fellowship 2002–2003.
MLS, 1981, BA, 1979, Indiana University–Bloomington.
Director of the Morehouse School of Medicine Library (formerly, the Multi-Media Center) and research instructor, Department of Medical Education, November 2004–April 2010, interim director of the Multi-Media Center, July 2004–October 2004, deputy director of the Multi-Media Center, July 2000–June 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, July 1997–June 2000; health sciences librarian Urbana and assistant professor, University of Illinois–Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, IL, February 1995–June 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 (EMTS): Section Council representative 2004–2006; secretary/treasurer 2001–2003; Bylaws Committee: member 1999–2001; newsletter editor 1997–1999. Special Interest Group (SIG): African American Medical Librarians Alliance SIG: member 1999–; co-convener 2006–2007. Chapter: Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MACMLA): member 2010–. Southern Chapter: member 2000–; Credentialing Committee liaison 2007– 2009; Joint Meeting with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, October 2006, Atlanta, GA, Steering Committee: member 2004–2006; Program Committee: member 2005–2006. Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG): member 1997–2000; Nominating Committee of the NCNMLG: elected member 1999–2000; newsletter editor 1998–2000. Midwest Chapter: member 1995–1997; archivist 1997; Archives Committee: 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; chair 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. BioMedical Informatics Marine Biological Laboratory/National Library of Medicine, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA: course fellow, fall course, 2006.
MILS, May 1991, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; BS (cum laude), May 1987, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MI.
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