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Communities

Community Council

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

The Commuunity Council community is available to Community Council members (caucus chairs and past chairs). Other communities for caucus leaders include:

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

Public Resources

Caucus Council

NamePosition
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, AHIP
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Community Council Chair
Tara Douglas-Williams
Morehouse School of Medicine
African American Medical Library Alliance Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Shenita Peterson
Emory University
African American Medical Library Alliance Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Jeremy Kupsco
Emory University
Basic Science Chair, Caucus Council Representative
Diala Al-Samarani, AHIP
The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik USEK Lebanon
Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare Leaders Chair, Community Council Representative
Terry Kit Selfe, AHIP
University of Florida
Complementary and Integrative Health Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla
NYU Langone Medical Center
Data Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Karin Bennedsen, AHIP
Georgia Highlands College
Gaming in Adult Learning Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Patricia Devine
HEALWA
Health Disparities Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Richard McGowan
NYU School of Medicine and College of Dentistry
Institutional Animal Care and Use Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Rebecca Carlson, AHIP
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Interprofessional Education Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Diana Almader-Douglas, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Latinx Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Patricia F Anderson
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Medical Humanities Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Mary Catherine Lockmiller
LGBTQ Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Nisha Mody
UCLA
New Members Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Adrienne Brodie
Osteopathic Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Jennifer A. Lyon, AHIP
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Pediatric Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Kevin O'Brien
University of Illinois at Chicago
Resource Sharing Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Solo Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Margaret Jane Foster, AHIP
Texas A&M University
Systematic Reviews Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Karen Gutzman
Northwestern University
Translational Sciences Collaboration Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Dede Rios, AHIP
University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Vision Science Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Beth Lewis
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Cancer Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Adela V. Justice, AHIP
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Caucus Chair, Community Council Alternate
Christine Willis, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Collection Development Past Chair, Caucus Council Representative
Kristina DeShazo
Oregon Health & Science University
Collection Development Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Erica Lake, AHIP
Consumer and Patient Education Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Mina Ghajar
Rutgers University
Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP
University of Utah
Dental Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Dental Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Harold S Bright, IV, AHIP
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Technology in Education Immediate Past Chair, Caucus Council Representative, NPC 2020 Liaison
Lisa Diane Travis, AHIP
Technology in Education Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Federal Libraries Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Sarah L Carnes, AHIP
Veterans Health Administration
Federal Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Mary A. Hyde, AHIP
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Health Association and Corporate Libraries Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Carol F. Colasacco, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Health Association and Corporate Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Mary E. Helms, AHIP
History of the Health Sciences Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Nancy Gayle Burford
Texas A&M University
History of the Health Sciences Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Angela Spencer, AHIP
St. Lukes Hospital
Hospital Library Caucus Chair, Community Council Representative
Elizabeth Laera, AHIP
Brookwood Baptist Health
Hospital Library Caucus Chair-elect, Community Council Alternate
Elaine Ricketts Hicks
Tulane University
International Cooperation Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Lilian Hoffecker
Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
International Cooperation Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Hannah Rutledge, AHIP
Emory University
Leadership and Management Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Brenda M. Linares, AHIP
University of Kansas Medical Center
Leadership and Management Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Medical Informatics Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Jennifer E. Dinalo
University of Southern California
Medical Informatics Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
J. Michael Lindsay, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Medical Library Education Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Ene O. Belleh, AHIP
Penn Medicine
Medical Library Education Caucus Chair, Community Council Alternate
Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
NAHRS Past Chair, Caucus Council Representative, Education Steering Committee Liaison
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
Mount Sinai South Nassau
NAHRS Chair, Caucus Council Alternate
Sharon Giovenale
Pharmacy and Drug Information Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Lin Wu, AHIP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pharmacy and Drug Information Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Laura Zeigen, AHIP
Oregon Health & Science University
Public Health/Health Administration Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Judith Smith
Public Health/Health Administration Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Dawn Hackman, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Public Services Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Emily Patridge, AHIP
University of Washington
Public Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Jon Crossno, AHIP
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Social Justice Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Andy Hickner
Seton Hall University
Social Justice Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Brooke L Billman, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Research Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Alternate
Catherine Pepper
Texas A&M University
Research Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Sharon Renee Willis
National Library of Medicine
Technical Services Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Jorge E. Perez
Florida Internaitonal Univeristy - College of Medicine
Technical Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Jane Kinkus Yatcilla
Purdue University Libraries & School of Information Studies
Veterinary Medical Libraries Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Erin RB Eldermire
Cornell University Library
Veterinary Medical Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Emily J. Hurst, AHIP
VCU Libraries
Caucus Council Webmaster
Saori Wendy Herman, AHIP
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
MLAConnect column editor, Caucus 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