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Section Council

Section Council serves in an advisory capacity to the board of directors of the Medical Library Association, promotes interchange between sections, and receives recommendations from individual sections.

The Section Council community is available to Section Council members (section chairs and past chairs). Other communities for section and SIG leaders include:

If you do not have access to one of the above communities and believe you should, please contact MLA headquarters.

Public Resources

Section Council

NamePosition
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, AHIP
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Section Council Chair
Jennifer S. Walker
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cancer Librarians Section Immediate Past Chair Chair, Section Council Representative
Laurissa Gann, AHIP
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Librarians Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Beth Lewis
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Cancer Section Chair-Elect
Emma Cryer Heet, AHIP
Duke University
Collection Development Section Chair, Section Council Representative
Christine Willis, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Collection Development Section Chair-Elect
Judy Carol Stribling, AHIP
Weill Cornell Medical College
Consumer and Patient Health Infor. Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Robin O'Hanlon
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Erica Lake
University of Utah
Consumer and Patient Education Section Chair-Elect
Elizabeth Stellrecht
University at Buffalo
Dental Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Irene Lubker, AHIP
Medical University of South Carolina
Dental Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Nena Schvaneveldt
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Dental Section Chair-Elect
Mary Edwards
University of Florida
Educational Medical & Technologies Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Harold S Bright, IV, AHIP
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Educational Media & Technologies Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Margaret Hoogland
University of Toledo
Educational Media and Technologies Section Chair-Elect
Lisa Eblen, AHIP
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Federal Libraries Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Lisa Huang
Federal Libraries Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Federal Libraries Section Chair-Elect
Jean E. Riedlinger, AHIP
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Health Association & Corporate Leaders Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representat
Beth DeFrancis Sun
Health Association & Corporate Leaders Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Mary A. Hyde, AHIP
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Health Association & Corporate Leaders Section Chair-Elect
Melissa M. Nasea, AHIP
History of Health Sciences Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Mary E. Helms, AHIP
Univ. of Nebraska Med. Ctr.
History of the Health Sciences Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Nancy Gayle Burford
Texas A&M University
History of the Health Sciences Section Chair-Elect
Karen L. Keller
Cook Children's
Hospital Libraries Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Julia Esparza
Louisiana State Univ. HSC
Hospital Libraries Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Hospital Libraries Section Chair-Elect
Megan von Isenburg, AHIP
Duke University
International Cooperation Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Emily J Glenn, AHIP
McGoogan Library of Medicine
International Cooperation Section Chair, Section Council Alternate
Elaine Ricketts Hicks
Tulane University
International Cooperation Section Chair-Elect
Tara Douglas-Williams
Morehouse School of Medicine
Leadership & Management Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Stewart Brower, AHIP
University of Oklahoma Tulsa
Leadership and Management Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Hannah Rutledge, AHIP
Emory University
Leadership and Management Section Chair-Elect
Lisa Federer
Medical Informatics Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Patricia Ann Gogniat
VisualDx
Medical Informatics Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Medical Informatics Section Chair-Elect
Martha Earl
University of Tennessee
Medical Library Education Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Jessica E DeCaro
Case Western Reserve University
Medical Library Education Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Michael Lindsay, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Medical Library Education Section Chair-Elect
Lindsay E. Blake, AHIP
University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
Nursing & Allied Health Resources Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Sarah E Katz
University Of Delaware
Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section Chair
Andrew S. Hamilton
Oregon Health & Science University
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Xiaomei Gu
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Sharon Giovenale
Pharmacy and Drug Information Chair-elect
Robert M Shapiro, II
University of Kentucky
Public Health/Health Administration Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Virginia Pannabecker, AHIP
Virginia Tech
Public Health/Health Administration Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Laura Zeigen, AHIP
Oregon Health & Science University
Public Health/Health Administration Chair-Elect
Katie Prentice
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Public Services Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Rep., Chair, Section/SIG Review Commit
Lara Handler
University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll
Public Services Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Dawn Hackman
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Public Services Section Chair-Elect
Joan Marcotte Gregory
University of Utah
Relevant Issues Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
James Eddy Anderson, PA-C
Evergreen Treatment Services
Relevant Issues Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Jon Crossno, AHIP
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Relevant Issues Section Chair-Elect
Marie Tomlinson Ascher
New York Medical College
Research Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Michelle B. Bass
Stanford School of Medicine
Research Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Brooke L Billman, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Research Section Chair-Elect
Erin Wentz
Henrietta DeBenedictis Library
Technical Services Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Marlena Raye Barber
East Carolina University
Technical Services Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Sharon Willis
National Library of Medicine
Technical Services Section Chair-Elect
Margy Grasberger Lindem
University of Pennsylvania
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Kate Anderson
University of Missouri
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Jane Kinkus Yatcilla
Purdue University Libraries
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Chair-Elect
Emily J. Hurst
VCU Libraries
Section Council Webmaster
Saori Wendy Herman, AHIP
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
MLA News column editor, Section and SIG News
Molly Knapp, AHIP
NNLM Training Office
2018 NPC Section Council Liaison
Kate Flewelling
Section Council Liaison to MLA Membership Committee
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Coordinator