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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
Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP
University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Chair; Caucus Governance Committee Chair; Council Board Liaison
Saori Wendy Herman
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
MLAConnect column editor, Caucus News
Carrie D. Adams
University of Florida
Complementary and Integrative Health Caucus Imm Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Caroline Allen
University of Iowa Healthcare and Clinics
Vision Science Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Brian L. Baker
Valley Children's Hospital
Community Finance Request Review Workgroup Member
Rachel Becker
University of Rochester Medical Center
Dental Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Naomi Bishop, AHIP
University of Arizona
Latinx Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Anna Biszaha
The Ohio State University
Dental Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Shannon Denise Bohle
History of the Health Sciences Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Keydi Boss O'Hagan, AHIP
Jersey College
Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Repr
John Bourgeois, AHIP
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Represen
DeAnn Brame
New Members Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Rebecca Carlson, AHIP
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Research Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Felix Chisoni
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences
Medical Informatics Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Niki Cobb, AHIP
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Academic Librarians Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Comm Council Rep; Caucus Governance Cmte.
Amy L Corder
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Liaison, Professional Recruitment & Retention Committee
Ana Corral
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Int'l Cooperation Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Molly Crews
Texas A&M University Libraries
AVIS Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Deborah A. Crooke
New York Medical College
Clinical Librarians and Evidence Based Practice Caucus Chair; Comm Council Alternate
Basia Delawska-Elliott, AHIP
Providence
Hospital Library Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Irena G. Dryankova-Bond
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy &
Pharmacy and Drug Information Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
A'Llyn Ettien, AHIP
Resource Sharing Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
David Farris, AHIP
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Librarians Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Katresa Gardner
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
LGBTQIA+ Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Karen Gau
Virginia Commonwealth University
Collection Dev Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Sheila Green, AHIP
Science Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Abbey Norris Griffith
Kansas City University
Osteopathic Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Susan (Sue) L. Groshong
Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute
Pediatric Librarians Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Pamela Hargwood, AHIP
Rutgers University
NAHRS Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
G.J. Corey Harmon, AHIP
East Carolina University
Public Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Mary Katherine Haver, AHIP
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Systematic Reviews Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Laura N. Haygood, AHIP
Accessibility & Disability Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Holly Hudson
UIC - Rockford
New Members Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Elizabeth Irish, AHIP
Albany Medical College
Consumer and Patient Health Information Services Imm Past Caucus Chair; Community Council Rep
Yumin Jiang
University of Colorado
Communities Finance Request Review Workgroup
Cason Jones
AdventHealth
Health Assoc. & Corp. Libraries Caucus Chair; Comm Council Alternate
Sloane G Kelley
NYITCOM at A-State
Osteopathic Libraries Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Comm Council Rep Credentialing Cmte.
Leila Ledbetter, AHIP
Duke University
Systematic Reviews Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Laura M Lipke, AHIP
Binghamton University
Science Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Lisa A. Marks, AHIP
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Libraries in Health Sci Curriculum Chair; Community Council Alternate
Michele L. Mason-Coles
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Federal Libraries Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Rep; Community Finance Request Revi
Sarah McClung
University of California, San Francisco
Collection Development Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Kelley Alan Minars
UT Health San Antonio
Technology in Education Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Aida Miro-Herrans
Latinx Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
African American Med Lib Alliance Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Comm Council Rep; Caucus Governance C
Soph Myers-Kelley, AHIP
East Carolina University
LGBTQIA+ Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Heidi M. Patterson
Federal Libraries Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Shenita Peterson
Emory University
Public Health/Health Administration Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Jodi L. Philbrick, AHIP
University of North Texas
Medical Library Education Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius, AHIP
University of Florida
Health Humanities Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Alyssa M. Portwood, AHIP
Akron Childrens Hospital
Pediatric Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Katie Prentice, AHIP
The TMC Library
Leadership and Management Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Courtney Pyche, AHIP
University of Florida Health Science Center Library
PH/HA Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
CeCe Railey, AHIP
Norton Healthcare
Hospital Library Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Jonathan Ratliff
Samaritan Health Services
Resource Sharing Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Renee Ann Rau
University of Southern California
Health Humanities Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Erin E. Reardon, AHIP
Emory University
Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Robyn Reed
Penn State College of Medicine
Medical Informatics Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Marlena Rose, AHIP
East Carolina University
Technical Services Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Kate M. Saylor
University of Michigan
User Experience Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Julie H. Schiavo, AHIP
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Med. Lib. Educ. Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Michelle Schonken, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Vision Science Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Travis Schulz, AHIP
American College of Emergency Physicians
Health Association and Corporate Libraries Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Terry Kit Selfe, AHIP
University of Florida
Comp and Integrative Health Caucus Chair; Comm Council Alternate
Jennifer Silverman
University of Southern California
Accessibility and Disability Chair; Community Council Alternate
Katherine (Katy) E Smith
Data Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative
Angela Spencer, AHIP
Saint Louis University
Leadership & Mgmt Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Faith Steele, AHIP
AAMLA Chair; Community Council Alternate
Talicia A. Tarver
Virginia Commonwealth University
Research Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Traci Tosh
Albany Medical College
Clinical Librarians and Evidence Based Practice Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Rep
Angela Faye Tucker, AHIP
Memorial Health System
CAPHIS Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Brandi Tuttle, AHIP
Duke University
Technology in Education Caucus; Community Council Alternate
Beatriz G. Varman, AHIP
The Texas Medical Center Library
Public Services Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Sarah Wade
Campbell University
Caucus Governance Cmte.
Erin Wentz
MCPHS University
Mem Cmte Liaison
Rachel Whitney, AHIP
Medical University of South Carolina
Pharmacy & Drug Info Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Jamia Williams
NNLM Training Office
Social Justice and Health Disparities Caucus Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Michelle L Zafron, AHIP
University at Buffalo
Academic Librarians Caucus Chair; Community Council Alternate
Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
Slippery Rock University
International Cooperation Caucus Immediate Past-Chair; Community Council Representative
Yingting Zhang, AHIP
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Scholarly Communications Caucus Chair; Community Council Representative