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Doing More While Avoiding Burnout: Helping Medical Librarians Balance Emerging Demands (Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer)

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Michelle Kraft, AHIP, FMLA, is the director of Library Services at the Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library where she coordinates library resources and services for the hospitals in the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Michelle started out her career as a reference librarian, and an electronic resources librarian, and then became a “Jill of all Trades” as a community hospital librarian.

Beverly Murphy, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, is assistant director, Communications and Web Content Management at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives and Liaison for Hospital Nursing for the Duke Health System and the Watts College of Nursing. Beverly has served in several capacities for the Medical Library Association (MLA) including the first African-American President and recipient of the Marcia C. Noyes Award, MLA’s highest professional distinction. She is an MLA Fellow, former editor of the MLA News, and a member of the Journal of the Medical Library Association Editorial Board. In addition to MLA activities, Beverly is active in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA.

Bridget Jivanelli, MLIS, AHIP, is the medical librarian at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY. She received her MLIS from Queens College, City University of New York. As a solo hospital librarian, she is involved in many aspects of medical librarianship – from interlibrary loan to budget administration to systematic reviews and beyond. Bridget is a column editor for Journal of Hospital Librarianship and Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. At the RTI, Bridget is planning to focus on the potential impact of COVID-19 on mentorships in early career health science librarians in the hospital setting.

Gail Kouame, MLIS, is the director of the Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library at the University of South Alabama. She leads a diverse team to support the research and academic needs of the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions as well as the university’s Mitchell Cancer Institute. The Biomedical Library also provides for the clinical information needs of USA Health System. Gail was one of the recipients of the 2020 MLA Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award. She has also been active in MLA in a variety of roles: chair of the Leadership Curriculum Committee, leadership team member for the Rising Stars leadership development program, and member of the National Program Committee for the 2015 and 2025 annual meetings. Gail was a member of the 2019-2020 cohort of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. She is also active in the Southern Chapter of MLA.

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