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

  • Caucus Community Managers (includes webmasters and email list managers)
  • Caucus Leaders Site: each caucus leaders group has its own website, forum and file storage available only to current leaders of the caucus. File storage includes a weekly forum subscriber list and a monthly caucus roster.

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

Additional Resources

  • Policies Governing Caucuses, Domain Hubs, and Community Council PDF (352KB) HTML
  • Communities Leaders Manual (coming soon)

Caucus Council

NamePosition
Adela V. Justice, AHIP
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Community Council Chair
JJ Pionke
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Accessibility and Disability Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Shenita Peterson
Emory University
African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Jeremy Kupsco
Emory University
Basic Science Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Kendra Godwin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cancer Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Diala Al-Samarani, AHIP
The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik USEK Lebanon
Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare Leaders Past Chair, Community Council Rep
Kristina DeShazo
Oregon Health & Science University
Collection Development Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Terry Kit Selfe, AHIP
University of Florida
Complementary and Integrative Health Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Mina Ghajar
Rutgers University
Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla
NYU Langone Medical Center
Data Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Dental Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Sarah L Carnes, AHIP
Veterans Health Administration
Federal Libraries Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Karin Bennedsen, AHIP
Gaming in Adult Learning Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Carol F. Colasacco, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Health Association and Corporate Libraries Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Angela Spencer, AHIP
Saint Louis University
Hospital Library Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Lilian Hoffecker
Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
International Cooperation Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Rebecca Carlson, AHIP
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Interprofessional Education Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Diana Almader-Douglas, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Latinx Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Susan E Swogger
A.T. Still University
LGBTQIA+ Caucus Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Bradley A. Long, AHIP
Penn State College of Medicine
Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Matthew Nicholas Noe
Harvard Medical School
Medical Humanities Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Jennifer E. Dinalo
University of Southern California
Medical Informatics Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Ene O. Belleh, AHIP
Penn Medicine
Medical Library Education Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Nisha Mody
UCLA
New Members Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Adrienne Brodie
Osteopathic Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Jennifer A. Lyon, AHIP
Pediatric Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Lin Wu, AHIP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pharmacy and Drug Information Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Judith Smith
Public Health/Health Administration Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Emily Patridge, AHIP
University of Washington
Public Services Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Catherine Pepper
Texas A&M University
Research Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Kevin O'Brien
University of Illinois at Chicago
Resource Sharing Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Andy Hickner
Weill Cornell Medicine
Social Justice Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Louise McLaughlin
Woman's Hospital
Solo Librarians Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Margaret Jane Foster, AHIP
Texas A&M University
Systematic Reviews Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Jorge E. Perez
Florida Internaitonal Univeristy - College of Medicine
Technical Services Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Margaret A. Hoogland, AHIP
University of Toledo
Technology in Education Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Karen Gutzman
Northwestern University
Scholarly Communications Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Louisa Verma, AHIP
CalPortland
User Experience Caucus Chair: Community Council Representative
Erin RB Eldermire
Cornell University Library
Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus Past Chair: Community Council Represent
Dede Rios, AHIP
University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Vision Science Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Mary Catherine Lockmiller, AHIP
Northern Arizona University
LGBTQIA+ Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Beth Lewis
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Cancer Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Erica Lake, AHIP
Consumer and Patient Education Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Federal Libraries Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
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
Elizabeth Laera, AHIP
Brookwood Baptist Health
Hospital Library Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Elaine Ricketts Hicks
Tulane University
International Cooperation Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Medical Informatics Caucus Past Chair, Community Council Representative; Education Annual Planning
Saori Wendy Herman, AHIP
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
MLAConnect column editor, Caucus News
Merle Rosenzweig
University of Michigan
Education Annual Meeting Programming Committee Liaison
Carrie D. Adams
Baptist Health
Solo Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Kelsa Bartley
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Charlotte Beyer, AHIP
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Pharmacy & Drug Information Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Shannon Denise Bohle, AHIP
Gaming in Adult Learning Caucus Caucus; Community Council Alternate
Nicole Capdarest-Arest, AHIP
University of California, Davis
Medical Informatics Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Alexander J. Carroll, AHIP
Vanderbilt University
Research Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Jamie L. Conklin
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Interprofessional Education Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Lisa Connor
Sam Houston State University
Translational Sciences Collaborations Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Melinda Davies
Kaiser Permanente CHR
Health Association and Corporate Caucus Chair: Community Council Alternate
Daina Dickman, AHIP
California State University, Sacramento
Social Justice Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA
Virtua
Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare Leaders Chair, Community Council Alternate
Nina Exner
Virginia Commonwealth University
Translational Sciences Collaboration Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Erik Davis Fausak
UC Davis
Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Iris Kovar-Gough, AHIP
Michigan State University
Collection Development Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Dana L. Ladd, AHIP
Community Health Education Center
Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Michelle R Lieggi, AHIP
Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Laura Menard
Indiana University
Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Noreen L. Mulcahy, AHIP
Mount Carmel Health System Library Services
Technical Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Amanda Nevius
Tufts University
Dental Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, AHIP
Virginia Tech
International Cooperation Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
David W Petersen, AHIP
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Medical Library Education Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius
University of Florida
Public Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Melissa L Rethlefsen, AHIP
University of Florida
Public Health/Health Administration Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Megan Rosenbloom, AHIP
University of California Los Angeles
History of the Health Sciences Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Darell Schmick, AHIP
Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Kay Strahan
University of Tennessee
New Members Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Marilyn G. Teolis, AHIP
James A Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics
Federal Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Kelly Thormodson
Penn State University
Leadership & Management Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Mirko von Elstermann, PhD
Basic Science Caucus Chair: Community Council Alternate
Aidy Weeks, AHIP
UNLV
Latinx Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Christine Willis, AHIP
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Pediatric Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate