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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
Beth Lewis
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Cancer Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Adela V. Justice, AHIP
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Section Chair, Section Council Alternate
Christine Willis, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Collection Development Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Kristina DeShazo
Oregon Health & Science University
Collection Development Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Erica Lake, AHIP
University of Utah
Consumer and Patient Education Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Mina Ghajar
Rutgers University
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP
University of Utah
Dental Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Dental Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Harold S Bright, IV, AHIP
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
EMTS Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative, NPC 2020 Liaison
Lisa Diane Travis, AHIP
Educational Media & Technologies Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Federal Libraries Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Sarah L Carnes, AHIP
Veterans Health Administration
Federal Libraries Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Mary A. Hyde, AHIP
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Health Assoc. & Corporate Leaders Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Carol F. Colasacco, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Health Assoc. & Corporate Leaders Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Mary E. Helms, AHIP
Univ. of Nebraska Med. Ctr.
History of the Health Sciences Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Nancy Gayle Burford
Texas A&M University
History of the Health Sciences Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Angela Spencer, AHIP
St. Lukes Hospital
Hospital Libraries Section Chair, Section Council Representative
Elizabeth Laera, AHIP
Brookwood Baptist Health
Hospital Libraries Section Chair-elect, Section Council Alternate
Elaine Ricketts Hicks
Tulane University
International Cooperation Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Lilian Hoffecker
Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
International Cooperation Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Hannah Rutledge, AHIP
Emory University
Leadership and Management Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Brenda M. Linares, AHIP
University of Kansas Medical Center
Leadership and Management Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Medical Informatics Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Jennifer E. Dinalo
University of Southern California
Medical Informatics Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
J. Michael Lindsay, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Medical Library Education Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Ene O. Belleh, AHIP
Penn Medicine
Medical Library Education Section Chair, Section Council Alternate
Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
NAHRS Past Chair, Section Council Representative, Education Steering Committee Liaison
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
South Nassau Communities Hospital
NAHRS Chair, Section Council Alternate
Sharon Giovenale
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Lin Wu, AHIP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Laura Zeigen, AHIP
Oregon Health & Science University
Public Health/Health Administration Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Judith Smith
Public Health/Health Administration Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Dawn Hackman, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Public Services Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Emily Patridge, AHIP
University of Washington
Public Services Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Jon Crossno, AHIP
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Social Justice Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Andy Hickner
Seton Hall University
Social Justice Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Brooke L Billman, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Research Section Past Chair, Section Council Alternate
Catherine Pepper
Texas A&M University
Research Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Sharon Renee Willis
National Library of Medicine
Technical Services Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Jorge E. Perez
Florida Internaitonal Univeristy - College of Medicine
Technical Services Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Jane Kinkus Yatcilla
Purdue University Libraries
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Erin RB Eldermire
Cornell University Library
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Chair; Section Council Alternate
Emily J. Hurst, AHIP
VCU Libraries
Section Council Webmaster
Saori Wendy Herman, AHIP
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
MLA News column editor, Section and SIG News
Lindsay E Blake, AHIP
University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
NPC 2019 Liaison
Merle Rosenzweig
University of Michigan
Education Annual Meeting Programming Committee Liaison
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Coordinator