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International Cooperation Caucus

Members: 108     Discussions: 706     Files: 7

The International Cooperation Caucus (ICC) provides opportunities for participation in international cooperation projects, promotes awareness of international issues, provides a mechanism for addressing and responding to the needs of international members, and fosters communication in the international library area. ICC members are the driving force of international programs in the Medical Library Association (MLA).  

Any MLA member is eligible to join ICC. You may live and/or work in the USA or another country.

Member Benefits

Consider becoming a member of the ICC if you would like to:

  • Be part of a dynamic group within MLA fostering international programs.
  • Promote and share ideas of international cooperation.
  • Get the international perspective on trends and developments in our profession.
  • Provide opportunities for participation in international cooperation projects.
  • Provide a mechanism for addressing and responding to the needs of libraries in developing countries.
  • Be eligible for the Avraham Reis ICC International Conference Travel Grant.
    • The recipient receives a grant for $500 to be used for travel and conference-related expenses for attending an international health sciences library conference, such as IFLA, AHILA, or EAHIL (contact ICC Chair for further details)

ICC members have access to the caucus forum, member directory, and ICC blog.

Public Resources

ICC sponsors the MLA/ICC International Visiting Health Information Professionals Program

ICC Leaders

Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, AHIP
Virginia Tech
Chair; Community Council Alternate
Hope Lappen
New York University
Lilian Hoffecker
Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Immediate Past Chair, Community Council Representative; Nominating Committee Chair
Virginia F. Desouky, AHIP
West Virginia University
Delegate, Education Domain Hub
Ayaba Logan
Medical University of South Carolina
Alejandra Martinez del Prado
William Olmstadt, AHIP
LSU Health Shreveport
Community Manager/Webmaster