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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

Community Council Members

NamePosition
Adela V. Justice, AHIP
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Community Council Chair; Caucus Governance Committee Chair
JJ Pionke
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Accessibility and Disability Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Seema Bhakta, AHIP
Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Stacey E Wahl, AHIP
Virginia Commonwealth University
Basic Science Caucus Past Chair: Community Council Representative
Matthew Nicholas Noe
Harvard Medical School
Community Council Global Health & Health Equity Hub Liaison
Aidy Weeks, AHIP
UNLV
Latinx Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Mary Catherine Lockmiller
Northern Arizona University
Caucus Governance Committee Member
Kevin O'Brien
University of Illinois at Chicago
Resource Sharing Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative; Info Management Domain Hub Lia
Karen Gutzman
Northwestern University
Scholarly Communications Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Misti Kane
University of Pittsburgh
Technical Services Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP
University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Vision Science Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative; Caucus Governance Committee Member
Saori Wendy Herman, AHIP
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
MLAConnect column editor, Caucus News
Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Hospital Library Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Abby L. Adamczyk, AHIP
Thomas Jefferson University
Research Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Amy Allison, AHIP
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Margaret Ansell, AHIP
University of Florida
Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Brian Lee Baker
Valley Children's Hospital
Hospital Library Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Lindsay E Blake, AHIP
University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Healthcare Leaders Past Chair: Community Council Representati
Emily Brennan
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Pediatric Librarians Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Tara Brigham, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Technology in Education Past Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Harold S Bright, IV, AHIP
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Osteopathic Libraries Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Erica Brody
Dental Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Lori Cisney, AHIP
Penn State University
Technical Services Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Sarah Clarke, AHIP
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Federal Libraries Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Shannon Compton, PhD, AHIP
Bay Path University
Basic Science Caucus Chair: Community Council Alternate
Amy L Corder
Tulane University
New Members Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative; Community Council Liaison to PRRC
Sandy De Groote, AHIP
Scholarly Communications Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Amy Faltinek, AHIP
Medical Informatics Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
David Farris, AHIP
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Michael S. Fitts
University of Alabama at Birmingham
AAMLA Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Anna A. Fleming
American Dental Association
Dental Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Suzanne Fricke, AHIP
Washington State University
Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Melissa C. Funaro
Yale University
Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Leslie Gascon, AHIP
Translational Sciences Collaboration Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Alison Gehred
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Medical Informatics Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Shalu Gillum, AHIP
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Public Services Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Deborah Goss, AHIP
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Vision Science Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Dawn Hackman, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Technology in Education Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Adorée Hatton, AHIP
Loma Linda University
User Experience Caucus Chair: Community Council Alternate
Laura N. Haygood, AHIP
Accessibility and Disability Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Shanda Hunt
University of Minnesota
Public Health/Health Administration Chair; Community Council Alternate
Hilary M Jasmin
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pharmacy & Drug Information Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Yumin Jiang
University of Colorado
Complementary and Integrative Health Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Erika Kirsch
United BioSource LLC
Health Association and Corporate Librarians Chair; Community Council Alternate
Lynn Kysh
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Pediatric Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Hope Lappen
New York University
International Cooperation Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Carl Leak
George Mason University
African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Bradley A. Long, AHIP
Penn State College of Medicine
Liaison to the MLA Membership Committee
Jean McClelland
University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
Public Health/Health Administration Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Nina L. McHale, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Leadership & Management Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Andrea E McLellan, AHIP
McMaster University
User Experience Caucus Past Chair: Community Council Representative
Sarah Meyer
University of Florida
Complementary and Integrative Health Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Chelsea Misquith
Brown University
Social Justice and Health Disparities Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Anu Moorthy
Leadership & Management Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Joanne Marie Muellenbach, AHIP
California Health Sciences University
Osteopathic Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Laura A. Murray, AHIP
University of South Florida
LGBTQIA+ Caucus Community Council Alternate
Ruby L Nugent
National Jewish Health
Latinx Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Robin O'Hanlon
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cancer Librarians Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative; Clinical Support Domain Hub L
Laura Pontillo
American Dental Association
Resource Sharing Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Avril Reid
The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus
International Cooperation Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Kearin Reid, AHIP
Health Association and Corporate Caucus Past Chair: Community Council Representative
Merle Rosenzweig
University of Michigan
Research Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Stephanie Clare Roth, AHIP
Temple University
Systematic Reviews Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Jessica T Saunders
New Members Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Hannah Schilperoort
University of Southern California
LGBTGIA+ Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Jessica Sender, AHIP
Michigan State University
Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representativ
Emily Shohfi, AHIP
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Health Care Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Catherine H Smith, AHIP
UAB retired
Systematic Reviews Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative; Caucus Governance Committee
Misti Renea Thornton
History of the Health Sciences Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Jennifer Ulrich
Columbia University Medical Center
History of the Health Sciences Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Emily Vardell, AHIP
Medical Library Education Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Cecelia Vetter, AHIP
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Library Education Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Sarah Wade, AHIP
Campbell University
Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Erin Wentz
MCPHS University
Collection Development Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Health Humanities Caucus Past Chair; Comm Council Rep; Prof & Leadership Domain Hub Liaison
Judith Ann Wiener
The Ohio State University
Health Humanities Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
C. Erik Wilkinson
Library of the Health Sciences
Interprofessional Education Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Natasha Williams, AHIP
University of Central Florida
Public Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Alexandria Q Wilson, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Academic Librarian Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Michael A. Wood
Weill Cornell Medicine
Collection Development Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Toni Yancey
Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Pharmacy & Drug Information Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Hao Ye
Data Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Laura Zeigen, AHIP
Oregon Health & Science University
Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums Caucus Past Chair; Community Council Representative