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MLA Committees

Members participate in a number of MLA committees and taskforces:

  • Standing Committees have annual responsibilities for furthering MLA's plans, goals, strategies, programs, and projects.
  • Juries recommend recipients of awards, grants, scholarships, and fellowships.
  • Editorial boards are appointed to serve as peer-review and evaluation boards for MLA publications.
  • Taskforces are appointed for a specific study or activity

Committees, Task Forces, and Editorial Boards | Awards and Honors Juries | Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships Juries

Ad Hoc Committee to Review Core Clinical Journals

Task Force Charge

(January 2015–May 2018)

The Ad Hoc Committee shall consist of at least seven members who serve for three year terms, including two Hospital Library Section members and two non-voting representatives from the National Library of Medicine. The Ad Hoc Committee shall also have a board liaison and staff liaison who are nonvoting members. Representatives from other association units and groups may be appointed as needed.

The Ad Hoc Committee is charged with:

  • Producing a new core clinical journal list for the creation of a revised PubMed filter to include journals that are of immediate interest to practicing healthcare individuals, and journals supporting hospital librarians in their efforts to provide access to the essential biomedical literature to their physician and healthcare providers;
  • Documenting the review process including any additional restrictions or requirements that are deemed important in order to provide a transparent process;
  • Recommending a periodic review process that would keep the list updated; and
  • Preparing and submitting midyear and annual reports.

NamePosition
Andrea M. Ketchum
University of Pittsburgh
Co-Chair
Michele Klein-Fedyshin, AHIP
Co-Chair
David Gillikin
NLM
NLM Representative
Lisa H. Jacob
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Member
Elizabeth J. Kiscaden, AHIP
University of Iowa
Member
Katherine Majewski
National Institutes of Health
Member
Kimberly K Santoro
National Library of Medicine
NLM Representative
Si-Fang (Sunny) Zhao
University of Pittsburgh
Member
Julia Esparza, AHIP
Louisiana State Univ. HSC
Board Liaison
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Annual Meeting Innovation Task Force

Task Force Charge

(January 2018–May 2021)

The Annual Meeting Innovation Task Force is charged to lead the Annual Meeting Innovation Initiative. The task force shall consist of individuals appointed for the three-year duration of the initiative who are experts in meeting programming or the important MLA programs and initiatives that affect or are affected by the Annual Meeting, and will be co-chaired by an experienced MLA leader and the MLA Executive Director.

The Task Force shall lead the MLA Strategic Goal on Annual Meeting Innovation, as follows:

Evaluate and improve the MLA Annual Meeting, by:

  • clarifying meeting objectives in areas such as education, contributed content, association life, networking, and audiences;
  • assessing expectations and best association management practices, including instructional design, technology, and destination;
  • aligning the meeting with MLA’s initiatives in education, communities, diversity and inclusion, credentialing, scholarships, integrated content and communities;
  • enhancing operational excellence and integration, including meeting contractors, information systems, and marketing;

in order to:

  • enhance attendee and vendor experience, in line with their expectations and association best practices;
  • attract new attendees and vendors who currently don’t view MLA’s Annual Meeting as the place to network or gain education;
  • attract a diverse community of members that reflects the diversity of the profession and those we serve;
  • improve the effectiveness of MLA marketing communication, and community marketing;
  • ensure that the meeting remains a strong financial performer, able to fund other essential MLA initiatives.

NamePosition
Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Co-chair
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Co-chair
Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Member
Melanie A Dixson, AHIP
Member
Debra Berlanstein, AHIP
Tufts University
Member
Judy Consales
Univ. of California, LA
Member
Melissa De Santis, AHIP
University of Colorado
Member
Emily J Glenn
McGoogan Library of Medicine
Member
Carrie L. Iwema, AHIP
University of Pittsburgh
Member
Don P Jason, III
University of Cincinnati
Member
Shannon D Jones, AHIP
Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Treasurer-elect
Nisha Mody
UCLA
Member
Terri Ottosen, AHIP
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Member
JJ Pionke
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Member
Chris Shaffer, AHIP
University of California, San Francisco
Member
Nicole C Strayhorn
American Dental Association
Member
Amy Blevins
Indiana University School of Medicine
Treasurer
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Board Liaison
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Awards Committee

Committee Charge

(Formerly Honors and Awards Committee)
Established January 1985; Revised February 1998, September 2005
The committee consists of at least seven members, two appointed annually for three-year terms. The chair normally remains for a fourth year in this office; the chair-designate normally is selected from third-year members. The immediate past president serves as a voting, ex officio member. Donors of MLA awards are not eligible for appointment. The committee shall:
  • administer the general MLA awards
  • recommend to the board all policies relating to awards sponsored by MLA
  • review periodically the appropriateness of existing general awards
  • recommend modification, elimination, or suspension of existing awards
  • make recommendations with respect to proposed awards
  • coordinate the work of juries to select recipients of MLA awards
  • provide general guidance regarding procedural aspects of the awards
  • prepare, prior to the annual meeting, a master list of prospective recipients for endorsement by the board
  • recommend, when appropriate, a candidate for the Marcia C. Noyes Award, given only when the committee agrees that a medical librarian should receive it for outstanding achievement
  • prepare and submit an annual budget and midyear and annual reports

Juries

Juries consist of an odd number of members with a minimum of three members appointed annually for one-year terms. One memberof each jury is appointed as chair and serves as an ex officio member of the Awards Committee.

NamePosition
Deborah L. Lauseng
University of Illinois - Chicago
Chair
Liz Kellermeyer
National Jewish Health
Chair-designate
Michele R. Tennant, AHIP
University of Florida
Member
Rose L Turner
University of Pittsburgh
Member
Stephen Kiyoi, AHIP
UC Davis
Member
Heather J Martin, AHIP
Providence St. Joseph Health
Member
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Board Liaison
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Awards and Grants Endowment Task Force

Established May 2016

The committee consists of members appointed for the duration of the Task Force (estimate of one year). The committee shall review the use of the restricted funds related to MLA Awards and Grants and make recommendations by April 30, 2017.

NamePosition

Board and Administrative Committees, Executive Committee

Board and Administrative Committees

Established September 1974; Revised May 1988, December 1990, June 1991, May 1997

The committee is composed of the president, immediate past president, president-elect, and treasurer. The executive director serves as an ex officio member. The president serves as chair. The committee shall:

  • meet when necessary between scheduled meetings of the board of directors to act on business of the association
  • report all activities and actions taken no later than at the board meeting immediately following such actions
  • assist, as directed by the board of directors, in the management of MLA's business
  • conduct the annual performance evaluation and determine the compensation of the executive director
  • provide advice and counsel to the president
  • meet annually with the director of the National Library of Medicine to discuss issues of mutual concern
  • identify and develop planning issues and create a planning agenda for the board of directors

Executive Committee

Established September 1974; Revised May 1988, December 1990, June 1991, May 1997

The committee is composed of the president, immediate past president, president-elect, and treasurer. The executive director serves as an ex officio member. The president serves as chair. The committee shall:

  • meet when necessary between scheduled meetings of the board of directors to act on business of the association
  • report all activities and actions taken no later than at the board meeting immediately following such actions
  • assist, as directed by the board of directors, in the management of MLA's business
  • conduct the annual performance evaluation and determine the compensation of the executive director
  • provide advice and counsel to the president
  • meet annually with the director of the National Library of Medicine to discuss issues of mutual concern
  • identify and develop planning issues and create a planning agenda for the board of directors

See the Leaders page for current members

Books Panel

Books Panel

Established in 1976; Revised May 1988, May 1990, February 2001, September 2005, October 2012

The panel consists of at least seven members, two appointed annually for three-year terms. The chair remains for a fourth year, and a chair-designate, selected from the third-year members, succeeds as chair. The panel shall:

  • conduct its business during monthly conference calls, email, and at the MLA annual meeting.
  • actively solicit and propose ideas for new publications, evaluate proposals, and select authors of MLA books within the recommended scope of the publishing program.
  • identify outside reviewers to review manuscripts as needed.
  • increase awareness of MLA Publishing by finding ways to make it more visible to a variety of audiences, including library school professors and MLA members.
  • promote book publishing in order to foster the professional development of members.
  • prepare and submit annual objectives, budget, and midyear and annual reports.
  • conduct evaluation of the book publication program on a regular basis

NamePosition
Carolann Lee Curry
Mercer University School of Medicine
Chair
Jamie L. Conklin
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member
Rebecca Harrington, AHIP
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Member
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Member
Ivan Portillo, AHIP
Chapman University
Member
Vedana Vaidhyanathan
Baylor University
Member
Erin Watson, AHIP
University of Saskatchewan
Member
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Board Liaison
Charles Harmon
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publisher Liaison
Martha Lara
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Bylaws Committee

Established prior to September 1974; Revised December 1980, December 1990, May 1992, September 1998

The committee consists of four members, one appointed annually for a three-year term. The parliamentarian and executive director serve as ex officio members. The committee shall:

  • prepare Bylaws changes as recommended by the board
  • continually review the Bylaws so that it can recommend to the board the changes needed to permit the association to accommodate changing conditions and new responsibilities
  • maintain an annotated and accurate copy of the certificate of incorporation, the constitution, and the Bylaws, which are printed in the Directory , including any changes presented to the membership at the annual meeting to be voted on later by mail ballot
  • examine the Bylaws of new or existing chapters and sections and divisions of those bylaws to determine whether or not they are in conformity
  • prepare and submit an annual budget and midyear and annual reports

NamePosition
Emily Ginier
University of MI
Chair
David Charles Duggar, AHIP
Louisiana State University, HSC
Member
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Member
Rachel Hope Perry Hanses
Member
Meredith I. Solomon, AHIP
Harvard Medical School
Board Liaison
Chris Shaffer, AHIP
University of California, San Francisco
Parliamentarian
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Communities Transition Team

Established January 2019

The committee consists of members appointed for the duration of the transition to the new MLA member community model approved by the Board of Directors in November 2018 (estimate through May 31, 2020). The committee shall be responsible for overall planning and oversight of all aspects of the transition.

NamePosition
Keith W. Cogdill, AHIP
National Institutes of Health
Cochair
Stephanie Fulton, AHIP
Texas A&M University
Cochair, Board Liaison
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Project Manager
Julia Esparza, AHIP
Louisiana State Univ. HSC
Member
Shannon D Jones, AHIP
Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Member
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Member
Teresa L. Knott, AHIP
Virginia Commonwealth University
Member
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, AHIP
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Member
Rikke Sarah Ogawa, AHIP
Member
Katie Prentice, AHIP
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Member
Elizabeth C. Whipple, AHIP
Indiana University School of Medicine
Member
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Immediate Past President
Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
President-Elect

Credentialing Committee

Established December 1976; Revised February 1998

The committee consists of twelve members, who serve for staggered three-year terms, except the chair who serves a fourth year; the chair-designate is normally selected from third-year members. One member is appointed from a pool submitted by the Chapter Council. One member is appointed from a pool submitted by the Section Council. In years when there is a large number of portfolios to review, an ad-hoc task force will be appointed to assist in the reviewing process. The committee shall:

  • review and recommend guidelines governing the MLA program of professional development and recognition
  • recommend the content and skill areas required for initial eligibility for the program
  • monitor the fair and equitable administration of the program
  • maintain active liaison with the Chapter and Section Councils and the Continuing Education Committee
  • support and promote membership participation in the program
  • monitor all aspects of program implementation, and maintain ongoing program evaluation and analysis
  • develop procedures for the review of materials submitted by candidates for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals
  • act as referees for all materials submitted by candidates for membership at all levels in the Academy
  • approve candidates for membership in the Academy
  • meet at least one time per year to review and validate procedures
  • prepare and submit annual objectives and budget and midyear and annual reports

NamePosition
Keydi Boss O'Hagan, AHIP
Jersey College
Chair
Kimberly Loper, AHIP
Chair-designate
Lindsay E Blake, AHIP
University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
Member
Marcia Francis, AHIP
University of North Dakota
Member
Rebecca Harrington, AHIP
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Member
Rachel Helbing, AHIP
University of Houston
Member
Jolene M. Miller, AHIP
University of Toledo
Member
Joanne Marie Muellenbach, AHIP
Touro University Nevada
Member
David W Petersen, AHIP
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Member
Scott Thomson, AHIP
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Member
Eric D. Albright, AHIP
Tufts University
Member
Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Member
Susan Steelman, AHIP
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Member
Shawn Steidinger, AHIP
University of Utah
Member
Jeffrey Coghill, AHIP
East Carolina University
Chapter Council Liaison
Meredith I. Solomon, AHIP
Harvard Medical School
Board Liaison
Laurissa Gann, AHIP
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Section Council Liaison
Barry Grant
Medical Library Association
Director of Education
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Established May 2017

The committee consists of members appointed for the duration of the Diversity and Inclusion strategic goal. The committee shall be responsible for the execution of the goal defined as follows:

Evaluate and improve MLA practices as they relate to diversity and inclusion within MLA in areas such as:

  • MLA defining documents, including vision, mission, values, and code of ethics statements;
  • MLA publications, including the Journal of the Medical Library Association and MLA News;
  • MLA programs, including the annual meeting, education, and credentialing;
  • formulating position statements, including scope of issues and processes;
  • engaging members in a constructive discourse on sensitive issues;
  • encouraging a diverse audience to participate in MLA leadership

in order to:

  1. build activities and programs that create and sustain diverse, inclusive, and welcoming cultures and practices;
  2. ensure that members, volunteers, and staff have a high-level of awareness of issues related to diversity and inclusion;
  3. ensure that what we do as an organization, and how we do it, reflects the essential values of diversity and inclusion;
  4. attract a diverse community of members that reflects the diversity of the profession and those we serve;
  5. apply the best practices of professional associations with regard to diversity and inclusion.

The committee will reach out to members, coordinate efforts with existing MLA entities such as MLA committees, Sections, SIGs, and headquarters, and make recommendations to the Board.

NamePosition
Sandra G. Franklin, AHIP, FMLA
Emory University
Chair
Kelly Akin, AHIP
Indian Health Service
Member
Diana Almader-Douglas, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Member
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Member
Kelsa Bartley
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Member
Xan Y Goodman, AHIP
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Member
Stephen Kiyoi, AHIP
UC Davis
Member
Jane Morgan-Daniel, AHIP
University of Florida
Member
Matthew Nicholas Noe
Harvard Medical School
Member
JJ Pionke
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Member
Neville D. Prendergast
Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine
Member
Jessica Sender, AHIP
Michigan State University
Member
Amy Taylor
Houston Methodist Hospital
Member
Gurpreet Kaur Rana
Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
Board Liaison
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Education: Education Steering Committee

Established November 2016, effective June 1, 2017.

The Education Steering Committee is the oversight and coordinating body for MLA education. The committee shall, in collaboration with the Director of Education, the Education Annual Programing Committee, and the established Curriculum committees:

  1. set and share the vision for MLA education programming;
  2. develop and monitor MLA’s overall curriculum plan, following MLA’s professional competencies and serving target audiences;
  3. coordinate curriculum planning with non-MLA entities;
  4. request, review, and approve annual or multi-year proposals for educational offering development from the Education Annual Programing Committee, Curriculum committees, or ad hoc groups to ensure alignment with the overall curriculum plan and the optimal use and prioritization of resources;
  5. recommend for approval by the Board the creation and modification of Curriculum committees;
  6. assess the performance of Curriculum committees;
  7. address specific issues as determined by the Board or Director of Education.

The Education Steering Committee is not responsible for:

  1. creation, approval, or implementation of individual educational offerings;
  2. pricing and funding;
  3. resource and operational management; or
  4. marketing.

The Education Steering Committee consists of 9 to 13 members:

  • 6 to 9 members at-large selected for their expertise in education program development, who serve staggered three-year terms;
  • 1 chair selected from one of two outgoing members who serves a fourth year; alternatively, one of the members at-large can be the chair;
  • 1 ex officio non-voting member appointed by Section Council;
  • 1 ex officio non-voting member appointed by Chapter Council;
  • the Education Director as ex officio member.

NamePosition
Merinda McLure, AHIP
University of Colorado Boulder
Chair
Kristin Hitchcock, AHIP
American Burn Association
Member
Carrie L. Iwema, AHIP
University of Pittsburgh
Member
Keith C Mages, AHIP
Weill Cornell Medicine
Member
Stephanie M. Swanberg, AHIP
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Member
Jodi L. Philbrick, AHIP
University of North Texas
Member
Ahlam Saleh
University of Arizona
Member
Priscilla L. Stephenson, AHIP
James A Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics
Member
Barry Grant
Medical Library Association
Ex Officio
Stephanie Fulton, AHIP
Texas A&M University
Board Liaison
Latrina Keith
Chapter Council Liaison
Debra Cavanaugh
Medical Library Association
Staff liaison
Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Section Council Liaison

Education: Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee

Established 2018; Revised November 2019 

The Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee shall, in collaboration with the Education Steering Committee, other Curriculum committees, and the Director of Education:

  1. design and plan curriculum and educational offerings and resources;
  2. provide direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design;
  3. review and assess offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan;

in the area of health information professionalism.

The Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee shall also:

  1. provide an annual or multi-year proposal to be approved by the Education Steering Committee for educational offering development that contributes to the MLA’s overall curriculum plan;
  2. maintain an operations manual that accurately reflects its work.

The Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee consists of 6 to 13 members who are appointed because of their topical, educational, and/or instructional design expertise in the assigned curriculum area:

  • 6 to 12 members at-large who serve for staggered three-year terms, including individuals from MLA Sections and SIGs with a related focus
  • one chair selected from one of the outgoing members who serves a fourth year; alternatively, one of the members at-large can be the chair
  • one member of the Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee shall serve as a liaison to the Professionalism and Leadership Domain Hub

NamePosition
Amy Gische Lyons
SUNY at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library
Chair
Nadine Dexter, AHIP
University of Central Florida
Member
Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA
Virtua
Member
Phill Jo, AHIP
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Member
Hannah Friggle Norton, AHIP
University of Florida
Member; Incoming Chair-designate
Jeff D. Williams, AHIP
NYU Langone Medical Center
Member
Emily J. Hurst, AHIP
VCU Libraries
Member
Ayaba Logan
Medical University of South Carolina
Member
Hannah Rutledge, AHIP
Emory University
Member
Kristin Hitchcock, AHIP
American Burn Association
Liaison from Education Steering Committee
Barry Grant
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Director of Education
Ahlam Saleh
University of Arizona
Incoming - Liaison from Education Steering Committee

Education: Information Management Curriculum Committee

Established 2018; Revised November 2019

The Information Management Curriculum Committee shall, in collaboration with the Education Steering Committee, other Curriculum committees, and the Director of Education:

  1. design and plan curriculum and educational offerings and resources;
  2. provide direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design;
  3. review and assess offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan;

in the area of information management.

The Information Management Curriculum Committee shall also:

  1. provide an annual or multi-year proposal to be approved by the Education Steering Committee for educational offering development that contributes to the MLA’s overall curriculum plan;
  2. maintain an operations manual that accurately reflects its work.

The Information Management Curriculum Committee consists of 6 to 13 members who are appointed because of their topical, educational, and/or instructional design expertise in the assigned curriculum area:

  • 6 to 12 members at-large who serve for staggered three-year terms, including individuals from MLA Sections and SIGs with a related focus
  • one chair selected from one of the outgoing members who serves a fourth year; alternatively, one of the members at-large can be the chair
  • one member of the Information Management Curriculum Committee shall serve as a liaison to the Information Management Domain Hub

NamePosition
Amy Suiter
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine
Chair
Margaret Henderson, AHIP
San Diego State University
Member
Alicia-Marie Camille Lillich
Member
Bethany Myers, AHIP
UCLA
Member
Gabriel R. Rios
Indiana University
Member
Emily Vardell
Member
Terrie R. Wheeler
Weill Cornell Medicine
Member
Alexander J. Carroll, AHIP
Vanderbilt University
Member
Jodi L. Philbrick, AHIP
University of North Texas
Liaison from Education Steering Committee
Debra Cavanaugh
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Director, Professional Development

Education: Information Services Curriculum Committee

Established 2018

The Information Services Curriculum Committee shall, in collaboration with the Education Steering Committee, other Curriculum committees, and the Director of Education:

  1. design and plan curriculum and educational offerings and resources;
  2. provide direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design;
  3. review and assess offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan;

in the area of information services.

The Information Services Curriculum Committee shall also:

  1. provide an annual or multi-year proposal to be approved by the Education Steering Committee for educational offering development that contributes to the MLA’s overall curriculum plan;
  2. maintain an operations manual that accurately reflects its work.

The Information Services Curriculum Committee consists of 6 to 13 members who are appointed because of their topical, educational, and/or instructional design expertise in the assigned curriculum area:

  • 6 to 12 members at-large who serve for staggered three-year terms, including individuals from MLA Sections and SIGs with a related focus
  • one chair selected from one of the outgoing members who serves a fourth year; alternatively, one of the members at-large can be the chair
  • one member of the Information Services Curriculum Committee shall serve as a liaison to the Information Services Domain Hub and one member shall serve as a liaison to the Education Domain Hub

NamePosition
Terry Ann Jankowski, AHIP, FMLA
University of Washington
Chair
Amy Chatfield
University of Southern California
Member
Bradley A. Long, AHIP
Penn State College of Medicine
Member
Laura Menard
Indiana University
Member
Emma O'Hagan, AHIP
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Member
Emily Patridge, AHIP
University of Washington
Member
Jorge E. Perez
Florida Internaitonal Univeristy - College of Medicine
Member
Karin Bennedsen, AHIP
Georgia Highlands College
Member
Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP
University of Utah
Member
Jean Song, AHIP
University of Michigan
Member
Stephanie M. Swanberg, AHIP
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Liaison from Education Steering Committee
Debra Cavanaugh
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Director, Professional Development

Education: Instruction and Instructional Design Curriculum Committee

Established 2018

The Instruction and Instructional Design Curriculum Committee shall, in collaboration with the Education Steering Committee, other Curriculum committees, and the Director of Education:

  1. design and plan curriculum and educational offerings and resources;
  2. provide direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design;
  3. review and assess offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan;

in the area of instruction and instructional design.

The Instruction and Instructional Design Curriculum Committee shall also:

  1. provide an annual or multi-year proposal to be approved by the Education Steering Committee for educational offering development that contributes to the MLA’s overall curriculum plan;
  2. maintain an operations manual that accurately reflects its work.

The Instruction and Instructional Design Curriculum Committee consists of 6 to 13 members who are appointed because of their topical, educational, and/or instructional design expertise in the assigned curriculum area:

  • 6 to 12 members at-large who serve for staggered three-year terms, including individuals from MLA Sections and SIGs with a related focus
  • one chair selected from one of the outgoing members who serves a fourth year; alternatively, one of the members at-large can be the chair
  • one member of the Instruction and Instructional Design Curriculum Committee shall serve as a liaison to the Professionalism and Leadership Domain Hub

NamePosition
Emily Brennan
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Chair
Angela Faye Tucker, AHIP
Memorial Health System
Chair-designate
Julie K. Gaines, AHIP
Augusta Univ/Univ of GA Medical Partnership
Member
Rachel Pinotti, AHIP
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Member
Aimee R Gogan
Member
Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, AHIP
Virginia Tech
Member
Shenita Peterson
Emory University
Member
Nancy Schaefer, AHIP
University of Florida
Member
Barry Grant
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Director of Education
Kristin Hitchcock, AHIP
American Burn Association
Liaison from Education Steering Committee

Education: Leadership & Management Curriculum Committee

Established November 2016, effective June 1, 2017.

The Leadership Curriculum Committee shall, in collaboration with the Education Steering Committee, other Curriculum committees, and the Director of Education:

  1. design and plan curriculum and educational offerings and resources;
  2. provide direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design;
  3. review and assess offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan;

in the area of leadership for health information professionals and MLA association.

The Leadership Curriculum Committee shall also:

  1. provide an annual or multi-year proposal to be approved by the Education Steering Committee for educational offering development that contributes to the MLA’s overall curriculum plan;
  2. maintain an operations manual that accurately reflects its work.

The Leadership Curriculum Committee consists of 6 to 13 members who are appointed because of their topical, educational, and/or instructional design expertise in the assigned curriculum area:

  • 6 to 12 members at-large who serve for staggered three-year terms, including individuals from MLA Sections and SIGs with a related focus
  • one chair selected from one of the outgoing members who serves a fourth year; alternatively, one of the members at-large can be the chair
  • one member of the Leadership Curriculum Committee shall serve as a liaison to the Professionalism and Leadership Domain Hub

Members of the Rising Star Committee who would have remained on the Rising Star Committee had it not been disbanded (see companion motion on disbanding the Rising Star Committee), and who meet the qualifications required by the new Leadership Curriculum Committee, will be invited to join the Leadership Curriculum Committee.

NamePosition
Erinn Aspinall, AHIP
Chair
Gail Kouame
Augusta University
Member
Tamara M. Nelson
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Member
Tony Nguyen, AHIP
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region
Member
Tariq Rahaman
Nova Southeastern University
Member
Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Member
Amy Allison, AHIP
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Member
Mary Beth McAteer
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Member
Priscilla L. Stephenson, AHIP
James A Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics
Liaison, Education Steering Committee
Debra Cavanaugh
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Director, Professional Development

Education: Research and Evidence-Based Practice Curriculum Committee

Established May 2017, effective June 1, 2017.

The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Curriculum Committee shall, in collaboration with the Education Steering Committee, other Curriculum committees, and the Director of Education:

  1. design and plan curriculum and educational offerings and resources;
  2. provide direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design;
  3. review and assess offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan;

in the area of research and evidence-based practice.

The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Curriculum Committee shall also:

  1. provide an annual or multi-year proposal to be approved by the Education Steering Committee for educational offering development that contributes to the MLA’s overall curriculum plan;
  2. maintain an operations manual that accurately reflects its work.

The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Curriculum Committee consists of 6 to 13 members who are appointed because of their topical, educational, and/or instructional design expertise in the assigned curriculum area:

  • 6 to 12 members at-large who serve for staggered three-year terms, including individuals from MLA Sections and SIGs with a related focus
  • one chair selected from one of the outgoing members who serves a fourth year; alternatively, one of the members at-large can be the chair
  • one member of the Research and Evidence-based Practice Curriculum Committee shall serve as a liaison to the Innovation and Research Practice Domain Hub and one member shall serve as the liaison to the Clinical Support Domain Hub

NamePosition
John W. Cyrus
VCU Libraries
Chair
Shari Clifton, AHIP
University of Oklahoma HSC
Member
Ann Madhavan
Member
Elizabeth Moreton
UNC Chapel Hill
Member
Erin M. Smith
Virginia Tech
Member
Kerry Dhakal
The Ohio State University
Member
Michelle R Lieggi
UCSF Medical Center
Member
Keith C Mages, AHIP
Weill Cornell Medicine
Education Steering Committee Liaison
Tara R Malone
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Member
Caitlin Ann Pike, AHIP
Member
Barry Grant
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Director of Education

Finance Committee

Established November 2017

The Finance Committee shall review the MLA annual budget, the performance of MLA in meeting its budgeted revenues and expenses, the audit report, MLA’s investment policy and investments, and shall assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities.

The Finance Committee consists of:

  • the current Treasurer who will serve a chair;
  • the Immediate Past President;
  • the MLA Executive Director;
  • the Treasurer-Elect when that position is filled;
  • one or more members of the Board, for a period between one year and their time remaining on the Board;
  • one member at-large, for a period not to exceed three years.

NamePosition
Shannon D Jones, AHIP
Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Treasurer
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Executive Director
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Immediate Past President
Sandra Irene Martin, AHIP
Wayne State University
Board Liaison
Kelly Weaver
Medical Library Association
Director of Finance
Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, FMLA
University of Pittsburgh
Member

Governmental Relations Committee

Established prior to September 1974; Revised December 1986, August 1988, December 1988, May 2012

The committee consists of nine members, three appointed annually for three-year terms. The committee chair is appointed for a three-year term, with an option of reappointment for a second three-year term. The chair-designate serves a three-year term. The executive director and a representative from the National Library of Medicine serve as nonvoting, ex officio members. The chairs of chapter and section governmental relations committees serve as nonvoting members. Representatives from other groups with which the association may establish legislative liaison may be appointed as nonvoting members of the committee as needed. The committee shall:

  • develop and promulgate a consistent association position on information policy issues, particularly those relevant to medical libraries and librarianship, and on governmental actions affecting medical libraries
  • monitor existing and pending legislation, the implementation of public laws, and actions by federal executive departments as reflected in proposed and existing regulations and their implementation
  • coordinate membership participation in this effort by organizing their responses and activities
  • support a network whose major nodes are the legislation committee chairs of association chapters and sections
  • maintain liaison with associations and organizations that support similar goals
  • prepare and submit annual objectives and budget and midyear and annual reports

NamePosition
Margaret Emily Ansell, AHIP
Chair
Andrew Hickner
Seton Hall University
Chair-designate and Social Justice Section Liaison
Daniel Burgard
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
Member and South Central Chapter Liaison
Chris Shaffer, AHIP
University of California, San Francisco
Member
Lynly Beard
University of Washington
Member
Kathy Kwan
Member
Sandra Irene Martin, AHIP
Wayne State University
Board Liaison
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Walter R. Benavitz, III, AHIP
Tripler Army Medical Center
Hawaii-Pacific Chapter Liaison
Marisa Conte, AHIP
University of Michigan
Member and Medical Informatics Section Liaison
Rebecca Marci Goodwin
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
Dina Nicole Paltoo
National Institutes of Health

Grants and Scholarships Committee and Juries

Established January 1985; Revised February 1998; September 2005

The committee consists of at least seven members, two appointed annually for three-year terms. The chair normally remains for a fourth year in this office; the chair-designate is normally selected from third-year members. The immediate past president serves as a voting, ex officio member. Donors of MLA scholarships and awards are not eligible for membership on the committee. The committee shall:

  • administer grants and scholarships in the name of MLA
  • recommend to the board all policies relating to scholarships and grants made or sponsored by MLA
  • review periodically the appropriateness of existing MLA scholarships and grants
  • recommend modification, elimination, or suspension of existing scholarships and grants
  • make recommendations with respect to proposed new awards
  • coordinate fund-raising activities in support of scholarships and grants sponsored by the association
  • coordinate the work of juries appointed annually to select the recipients of the grants and scholarships
  • provide general guidance regarding the procedural aspects of selecting recipients of the grants and scholarships
  • prepare and submit an annual budget and midyear and annual reports

NamePosition
Shalu Gillum, AHIP
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Chair
Kacy Allgood, AHIP
IUPUI
Member
Melody M. Allison
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Member
Melanie J. Norton
Yale University
Member
Jeanne Strausman, AHIP
NYIT/College of Osteopathic Medicine
Member
Sarah Wade, AHIP
Campbell University
Member
Adela V. Justice, AHIP
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Member
Trey Lemley
University of South Alabama
Member
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Board Liaison
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

JMLA Editorial Board

Established prior to September 1974; Revised April 1988, May 1989, July 1992, October 2012, February 2016; November 2019

The JMLA editorial board supports the JMLA editor in publishing JMLA. The board shall: 

  • carry out their roles in the publication of the JMLA in accordance with instructions from the editor – those roles may include providing advice, being an ambassador for JMLA, executing administrative tasks, managing a specific column, reviewing articles, and other tasks and projects as determined by the editor; and
  • regularly meet to evaluate, strategize, and plan

The JMLA editorial board is chaired by the JMLA editor. The board consists of volunteer editors appointed as needed by the JMLA editor, generally for three-year renewable terms. Their roles may include:
  • Senior editors: Experienced members, such as previous editors-in-chief, who may provide advice to the editor, spread awareness of the journal to readers and submitters, and perform such duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the editor
  • Associate editors: Editors who assist with the administrative and editorial tasks of the editor in chief (may also be referred to as coeditors or another title as appropriate)
  • Series editors: Editors with responsibility for particular columns or parts of the journal, such as reviews or obituaries
  • Peer reviewers consist of at least twenty-one reviewers, seven appointed annually for three-year terms in consultation with the editor of the JMLA. Peer reviewers shall act as referees for papers submitted for publication in the JMLA in accordance with instructions from the editor
  • Liaisons to MLA domain hubs: editors should encourage the solicitation of JMLA article submissions that reflect domain hub interests
  • and other tasks and projects as determined by the editor

NamePosition
Katherine Goold Akers
Wayne State University
Editor-in-Chief
Kathleen Amos, AHIP
Public Health Foundation
Assistant Editor
Jill Barr-Walker
University of California, San Francisco
Assistant Editor
Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Section Coeditor, Resource Reviews and Proceedings
Elizabeth Connor
The Citadel
Section Editor, Book Reviews
Stephen J. Greenberg, AHIP
Section Editor, History Matters
Michelle Kraft, AHIP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Section Coeditor, Virtual Projects
Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA
University of California, Irvine
Section Editor, Virtual Projects
Lisa A. Marks, AHIP
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Section Coeditor, Resource Reviews
JJ Pionke
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Section Co-Editor, Proceedings
Megan Rosenbloom, AHIP
University of Southern California
Section Coeditor, Obituaries
Peace Ossom Williamson, AHIP
University of Texas at Arlington
Section Editor, Social Media
Jill Boruff, AHIP
McGill University
Member
Wichor Bramer
Erasmus MC
Member
Roy Eugene Brown, AHIP
Virginia Commonwealth University
Member; Clinical Support Domain Hub Liaison
Alexander J. Carroll, AHIP
Vanderbilt University
Member; Education Domain Hub Liaison
Thane Chambers
Member
John W. Cyrus
VCU Libraries
Member; Professionalism and Leadership Domain Hub Liaison
Ariel Deardorff
UCSF
Member
Sandy De Groote, AHIP
Member; Innovation and Research Practice Domain Hub Liaison
Lisa Federer, AHIP
Member
Abigail Goben
University of Illinois-Chicago
Member
Margaret Henderson, AHIP
San Diego State University
Member; Information Management Domain Hub Liaison
Timothy Johnson
University of Illinois
Member
Rachel Amelia Santose Koenig
Virginia Commonwealth University
Member
Karen McElfresh, AHIP
Rice University
Member
Melanie J. Norton
Yale University
Member; Global Health and Health Equity Domain Hub Liaison
Rob O'Reilly
Emory University
Member
T. Scott Plutchak, AHIP, FMLA
Member
Kevin Read
NYU School of Medicine
Member
Erin M. Smith
Virginia Tech
Member
Susan Steelman, AHIP
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Member
Holly Thompson
USC
Member; Information Services Domain Hub Liaison
Jeff D. Williams, AHIP
NYU Langone Medical Center
Member
Susan C. T. Talmage
Medical Library Association
Managing Editor
Martha Lara
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Board Liaison

Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship Committee

Established January 1984; Revised September 1995; September 2005

The committee consists of an equal number of members from MLA and the National Library of Medicine appointed by the president of MLA. At least two of the appointed members, including one from the National Library of Medicine, will be appointed each year. The chair, selected from the two most senior members, would be the NLM appointee for the year in which the lecture would be held at NLM, and the MLA appointee the year in which the lecture will be given at the annual meeting. The chair of MLA's National Program Committee serves an an ex officio member during the year in which a lecture is given at the MLA annual meeting. The committee shall:

  • provide for the joint sponsorship by MLA and NLM of an intellectual dialog on subjects related to biomedical communications that will serve to stimulate intellectual liaison between NLM and MLA
  • determine the topic, form of presentation, and identity of sponsored speakers in accordance with the terms of the agreement; presentations may be, but are not limited to, individual lecturers, symposia, or panel discussions
  • make decisions on cosponsoring a presentation with funding from other organizations or individuals
  • prepare and submit an annual budget and midyear and annual reports

NamePosition
Stacey J Arnesen
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Chair
Ana D. Cleveland, AHIP, FMLA
University of North Texas
MLA Representative
Christina L. Wissinger
Penn State
MLA Representative
Patricia E. Gallagher, AHIP, FMLA
NLM Representative
Sally Gore
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Board Liaison
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Librarians Without Borders® Committee

Established September 2009

The committee is composed of seven members to include a representative from the International Cooperation Section and member program coordinator(s), as well as the MLA Board liaison and MLA’s International Affairs Officer as staff liaison, appointed for a three-year term. For the initial committee appointments, terms for committee members will be staggered. The committee shall:

  • evaluate existing programs and recommend new ones;
  • suggest updates to the program’s website;
  • suggest funding sources for program activities;
  • liaison with the MLA International Cooperation Section; and
  • prepare and submit annual objectives and budget and midyear and annual reports.

NamePosition
Irene (Rena) Machowa Lubker, AHIP
Medical University of South Carolina
Chair
Chris Childs
University of Iowa
Member
Luda Dolinsky, AHIP
Florida Intl University
Member
Kate Kelly, AHIP
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Member
Hanna Lee Schmillen, AHIP
Ohio University
Member
Paul Bielman, AHIP
Kaiser Permanente
Member
Katherine Downton, AHIP
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Member
Lenny Rhine, FMLA
E-library Training Coordinator
Karin Saric
USC
Member
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Sandra Irene Martin, AHIP
Wayne State University
Board Liaison

Membership Committee

Established prior to September 1974; Revised December 1980, December 1988, May 1990, May 1991, September 1999, February 2001, February 2005

The Core Membership Committee shall be composed of eleven members, two appointed annually for three-year terms. The chair normally remains for a fourth year; the chair designate is normally selected from second-year members.

The committee shall include a new member, a student member, a chapter representative, a section representative, a Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee representative; a graduate library school faculty member and five other core committee members included the chair. The section and chapter representatives will be appointed by their respective councils, the library school faculty member by the Medical Library Education Section, and the new/student member terms will be staggered.

The committee shall:

  • Review, recommend, and assist in the implementation of policies to promote membership in the association.
  • Assist with planning and evaluation of membership promotion efforts.
  • Assist with implementing specific membership development strategies, such as prospective member list development, telephone follow-up, and new member welcome and reception.
  • Prepare and submit annual objectives and budget; submit midyear and annual reports to the Board of Directors.

NamePosition
Karen Gau
Virginia Commonwealth University
Chair
Nell Aronoff
University of Buffalo
Member
Emily J Glenn
McGoogan Library of Medicine
Member
Heather Healy
University of Iowa Libraries
New Member
Emily M. Johnson, AHIP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Member
Timothy Kenny
JPS Health Network
Member
Jamia J Williams
University of Rochester
Student Member
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Marie T. Ascher
New York Medical College
Board Liaison
J. Michael Lindsay, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Medical Library Education Section Liaison

MLAConnect Editorial Board

Established October 2012; revised November 2019
The MLAConnect editorial board supports the MLAConnect editor in publishing the MLAConnect content. The board shall:

  • carry out their roles in the publication of MLAConnect in accordance with instructions from the editor – those roles may include managing a column, reviewing article submissions, soliciting article publications, and writing articles
  • regularly meet to evaluate, strategize, and plan
  • the MLA executive director, or appointed MLA staff member, is an ex officio member of the MLAConnect editorial board

NamePosition
Christine Willis, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Editor
Michelle B. Bass, AHIP
Harvard Medical School
Hub Editor: Professionalism & Leadership
Skyla Bryant
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Hub Editor: Education
Lisa Huang
North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System
Hub Editor: Innovation & Research Practice
Tony Nguyen, AHIP
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region
Hub Editor: Global Health & Health Equity
Donald Pearson, AHIP
The Ohio State University
Column or Department Editor: Consumer Health
Laurie Schwing
UPMC Pinnacle
Hub Editor: Clinical Support
Christy Tyson
Ascension Health
Hub Editor: Information Services
Susan C. T. Talmage
Medical Library Association
Managing Editor, Publications
Marie T. Ascher
New York Medical College
Board Liaison and Hub Editor: Information Management
Martha Lara
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

National Program Committees

Established December 1976; Revised December 1987; November 2019

The Board of Directors establishes a new National Program Committee (NPC) to support the organization of each future MLA Annual Meeting, three years prior to its occurrence. Each committee terminates on December 31 following the corresponding annual meeting.

In years where the meeting is a joint meeting, the Board of Directors may modify the name of the committee (e.g., if the collaboration is with an international organization) and the rules of its composition.

The committee's primary responsibility is to assemble a quality program that aligns with the strategic objectives of MLA, and represents the diversity of interests of MLA members, in accordance with the guidelines of the Annual Meeting Planning Guide, and in collaboration with MLA headquarters staff. This includes:

  • developing the meeting theme
  • calling for and evaluating contributed papers
  • soliciting the participation of peer reviewers
  • identifying and inviting speakers
  • assisting MLA headquarters staff in making necessary local arrangements and to provide staffing for such activities as hospitality, via the Local Assistance Committee (LAC) subcommittee of the NPC

The committee contributes to other essential areas that are the responsibility of MLA headquarters staff, such as:

  • creating logo for the meeting
  • publicizing the meeting
  • creating the meeting schedule
  • identifying vendor interests
  • attending site visits as required

The committee is not responsible for:

  • logistics
  • budgeting, including registration rates
  • exhibits
  • continuing education courses
  • activities and content other than those listed above (e.g., awards, receptions, business meeting, open forums, committee meetings, caucus gatherings)

The NPC consists of members who are appointed because of their expertise in program planning and their diverse representation of MLA interests and members, and includes:

  • one chair or two co-chairs, and one chair or two LAC co-chairs for the host city appointed by the President up to three years prior to the meeting
  • 8 to 12 members, including one  assigned as liaison to each domain hub appointed as part of the regular committee appointment cycle two years prior to the annual meeting
  • one representative of the Community Council appointed by the chair of Community Council
  • one representative of the Chapter Council appointed by the chair of Chapter Council
  • the executive director and members of the MLA headquarters staff appointed by them

Additional responsibilities include:

  • the LAC chair appoints a group of subcommittees to assist headquarters in making necessary local arrangements and to provide staffing for such activities as hospitality. The number of subcommittees and their type will vary from city to city. The chairs of these subcommittees, together with the local assistance chair, serve as the local steering committee
  • the liaison to each domain hub shares with the NPC the interests and latest trends occurring in member caucuses; they in turn solicit member caucuses for individuals to submit contributed sessions
  • the representatives of the Community and Chapter Councils are responsible for the channels of communication between the NPC on their respective councils, and for specific calls to action

Subcommittees

The local assistance chair appoints a group of subcommittees to assist headquarters in making necessary local arrangements and to provide staffing for such activities as hospitality. The number of subcommittees and their type will vary from city to city. The chairs of these subcommittees, together with the local assistance chair, serve as the local steering committee.


2020 National Program Committee

NamePosition
Janna C. Lawrence, AHIP
University of Iowa
Chair
Melissa De Santis, AHIP
University of Colorado
Cochair
Stephanie C. Kerns
Dartmouth College
LAC Cochair
Tami Wilkerson
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
LAC Cochair
Andrea H. Denton
University of Virginia
Member
Linné Girouard, AHIP
Houston Methodist
Member
Karen Gutzman
Northwestern University
Member
Liz Kellermeyer
National Jewish Health
Member
Nandita S. Mani
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Member
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Education Annual Planning Committee Liaison
Darlene Parker-Kelly
Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
Member
Melissa L Rethlefsen, AHIP
University of Florida
Member
Martin Wood, AHIP
Florida State University
Member
Michelle L Zafron, AHIP
University at Buffalo
Member
Harold S Bright, IV, AHIP
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Section Council Liaison
Cristina Pope, AHIP
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Chapter Council Liaison
Julia Esparza, AHIP
Louisiana State Univ. HSC
Board Liaison
Gabriel R. Rios
Indiana University
InSight Initiative Liaison
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Executive Director
Debra Cavanaugh
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Contributed Content
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Martha Lara
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Marketing & Communications; Liaison to LAC
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

2021 National Program Committee

NamePosition
Neville D. Prendergast
Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine
Co-chair
Tara Douglas-Williams
Morehouse School of Medicine
Co-chair
Alexa Mayo, AHIP
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore
LAC Cochair
Fatima M Mncube-Barnes
LAC Cochair
Barbara S Ballew, AHIP
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Member
Charlotte Beyer, AHIP
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Member
Rebecca Carlson, AHIP
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Member
Kelsey Grabeel, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Member
Kim Mears
University of Prince Edward Island
Member
Eugenia Opuda
University of New Hampshire
Member
John Reazer
University of Miami- Miller School of Medicine
Member
Jennifer Schram, AHIP
Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire
Member
Jessica Sender, AHIP
Michigan State University
Member
Gregg A. Stevens, AHIP
Stony Brook University
Member
Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Board Liaison
Margaret A. Hoogland, AHIP
University of Toledo
Liaison from Chapter Council
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
Executive Director
Debra Cavanaugh
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison; Liaison to Contributed Content Working Group
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Martha Lara
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison, Marketing & Communications; Liaison to LAC

Nominating Committee

Established prior to September 1974 (from Article V, sec. 1–2 of the bylaws); Revised December 1987, January 1992

Nine Voting Members shall be elected annually to the committee. The immediate past president shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting chair of the committee. Members of the Board of Directors may not serve as voting members of the committee. All ten shall serve for a term beginning as soon as the votes of the mail election in which they were elected have been counted and ending when votes have been counted in the election using the ballot they prepared. Any vacancy arising in the offices of committee members shall be filled by the Board of Directors. No one shall serve on the committee as a voting member for more than one term during a period of five years. Each chapter and each section of the association shall submit to its council annually the name of one Voting Member, chosen in accordance with chapter or section bylaws, as a potential candidate for membership on the Nominating Committee; this submission shall be made to the appropriate council before its final assembly at the association's annual meeting. Each potential candidate shall prepare a biographical statement and a signed statement of willingness-to-serve if elected as a member of the committee. These statements shall accompany the names submitted. The Chapter Council and the Section Council, while assembled at the association's annual meeting, shall each select six candidates from the names submitted by the chapters and sections and shall present those names to the chair of the Nominating Committee immediately thereafter. The Board of Directors shall present to the chair of the Nominating Committee no later than September 25 the names of six Voting Members as its candidates and any additional names needed to achieve a minimum of nine candidates on the ballot, all with the accompaniments as stipulated in Section 2 of this Article. No person shall consent to being a potential candidate or a candidate for membership on the committee who is already such a potential candidate or candidate from some other unit of the association; no candidate for membership on the committee shall also be a candidate for an elective office of the association, or vice versa. The committee shall

  • prepare annually a slate of at least two nominees for president-elect and for each director elected by the membership at large whose term expires
  • accompany the slate with a biographical statement for each candidate, a photograph of the candidate, a written statement of the candidate's consent to serve if elected, and a statement prepared by the candidate describing his or her aims as an officer of the association
  • submit midyear and annual reports

NamePosition
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA
Duke University Med.Cntr.
Chair
Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Member
Martha Earl, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Member
Emily J Glenn
McGoogan Library of Medicine
Member
Mellanye J. Lackey, AHIP
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Member
Irene (Rena) Machowa Lubker, AHIP
Medical University of South Carolina
Member
Nandita S. Mani
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Member
Sarah K. McCord
MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Member
Tony Nguyen, AHIP
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region
Member
David A. Nolfi, AHIP
Duquesne University
Member

Oral History Committee

Established June 1977; Revised December 1984, September 1996, September 2005

The committee consists of at least seven members, two of which are appointed annually for three-year terms. The chair serves a four-year term. The chair-designate is selected from first year members, serves as chair the third year in this office, and then serves a fourth year as immediate past chair. The project director is appointed for a four-year term. The immediate past-chair of the History of the Health Sciences Section serves a two-year term as an ex officio member. The committee shall:

  • administer the association's oral history program, which is devoted to the history of North American health sciences librarianship, especially the history of the Medical Library Association;
  • assist the project director, who has overall responsibility for the oral history program;
  • determine criteria for selection of those to be interviewed and make recommendations for interviewees to the project director;
  • assist in training interviewers and editors for the oral history program
  • assist in writing summaries of interviews;
  • promote the oral history program, including maintaining the oral history program web site and including links to chapter and section web sites as well as other oral history sites;
  • with the permission of the board, undertake special projects that support the creation of and access to oral history in the health sciences;
  • prepare and submit annual objectives, budget, and midyear and annual reports.

NamePosition
Kathleen Amos, AHIP
Public Health Foundation
Chair
Montie L. Dobbins
LSU HSC-Shreveport
Chair-designate
Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
Project Director
Joseph Harzbecker, AHIP
Member
Rachel Hinrichs, AHIP
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Member
Kimberly O'Neill, AHIP
Regis University
Member
Ansley Stuart
University of Louisville
Member
Sally Gore
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Board Liaison
Richard H. Nollan, AHIP
Texas Tech University HSC
History of the Health Sciences Liaison
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee

Established December 2003 as ad hoc committee; approved as standing committee September 2006; charge revised 11/2014

The Committee consists of at least seven members, two appointed annually for three-year terms. If a third-year member is chosen for chair designate, that person may remain for a fourth year to serve as chair. The committee also has a board liaison and staff liaison that are non-voting members of the committee. Liaisons from the Chapter and Section Councils and the Medical Library Association’s Membership Committee and other MLA units may be appointed as nonvoting members as needed. The committee shall attract and retain individuals from diverse populations into the health sciences librarianship field. It should determine ways to offer mentoring, outreach, and training opportunities to organizations and to individuals already in the field, transitioning to new roles or seeking information about the field. Specifically, this standing committee is charged to:

  • Collaborate with local chapters to support relationships with career counselors and faculty advisors, especially those serving minority students, to promote health sciences librarianship as a viable career option.
  • Collaborate with local chapters to promote health sciences librarianship to library and information school educators to encourage the inclusion of health sciences courses and curriculums.
  • Collaborate with local chapters to partner with library/information schools to develop health sciences librarianship programs for distance learning, including Web-based courses, to aid those students who are geographically bound in an area without an ALA-accredited library/information science program.
  • Identify and implement strategies to inform other types of librarians and second-career-seeking individuals about health sciences librarianship.
  • Facilitate, staff and promote the annual Resume Clinic and provide additional career resources as needed.
  • Refine and promote the Mentor Database.
  • Collaborate with Special Interest Groups (SIGS) and other MLA groups to recruit and retain professionals.
  • Recommend new or update current career recruitment materials as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of MLA chapter and section recruitment efforts and encourage MLA chapters to conduct recruitment efforts at the local level.

NamePosition
Jaclyn Vialet, AHIP
North Shore University Hospital
Chair
David Midyette, AHIP
Ventana Medical Systems
Chair-designate
Kelly Thormodson
Penn State University
Immediate Past Chair
Keith Engwall, AHIP
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Member
Randall Watts, AHIP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Member
Diana Almader-Douglas, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Member
Alexandria Leigh Brackett, AHIP
Yale University
Member
Sheila Green, AHIP
Texas A&M University
Member
Holly E. Henderson
Mercy Health
Member
Skye Bickett, AHIP
PCOM-GA
Chapter Council Liaison
Jessica E DeCaro, AHIP
Case Western Reserve Univ.
Section Council Liaison
Kate E. Corcoran
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Tomi Gunn
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Shannon D Jones, AHIP
Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Board Liaison

Scholarly Communications Committee

Established May 2012

The committee consists of seven members who serve for staggered three-year terms. The Chair serves a fourth year. Nonvoting, ex officio members include a representative from the Governmental Relations Committee, a representative from the AAHSL Scholarly Communications Committee, a liaison from the National Library of Medicine, and representatives from the Collection Development Section, Hospital Libraries Section, and Technical Services Section. Representatives from other association units and groups may be appointed as nonvoting members of the committee as needed.

The Scholarly Communications Committee provides leadership within the association about trends and issues in scholarly publication and their impact on biomedical libraries, and recommends and implements programs, special initiatives and other activities in this area. In recognition of the diversity of the MLA membership and their involvement in scholarly communication issues, the Committee's focus is on broad issues of concern to health science libraries and their institutional settings. In cooperation with other MLA units, including the Continuing Education Committee and relevant sections and chapters, the Committee supports development of educational opportunities on scholarly communications topics, including trends and issues in the STM (scientific, technical and medical) publishing arena impacting the dissemination, access, and cost of biomedical information.

The Committee shall:

  • Identify initiatives for MLA to pursue in addressing member interests;
  • Monitor and provide comments about Congressional, agency and other government activities and policies as they relate to scholarly communication, working in collaboration with the Governmental Relations Committee (GRC) and Joint Legislative Task Force;
  • Facilitate the identification, development and sharing of resources and tools about scholarly publishing issues and emerging publishing models, using MLANET and other appropriate mechanisms, such as CORE, for distributing the materials;
  • Recommend and assist in developing and providing educational opportunities to enhance members' undersanding of publishing trends, including topics such as new models of informtion dissemination, licensing, federal policies, etc. working in conjunction with the Continuing Edcation Committee (CEC), MLA sections, GRC, other MLA units, the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force and/or chapters as appropriate;
  • Identify and develop strategies for communicating and collaborating with health care leaders, administrators, faculty, patrons, libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies on the issues, trends, and challenges facing libraries and their institutions; and
  • Prepare and submit annual objectives and budget and midyear and annual reports.

NamePosition
Shirley Zhao
The University of Utah
Chair
Karen Gutzman
Northwestern University
Chair-designate
Debra Berlanstein, AHIP
Tufts University
Member
Heather L. Brown
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Member
Rolando Garcia-Milian, AHIP
Yale University
Member
Mary Shultz
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Member
Sandy De Groote, AHIP
Member
Jessica Koos, AHIP
Stony Brook University
Member
David Gillikin
NLM
NLM Liaison
Rebecca Harrington, AHIP
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Technical Services Section Liaison
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Susan K. Kendall, AHIP
Michigan State Univ. Libraries
Collection Development Section Liaison
David W Petersen, AHIP
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Hospital Libraries Section Liaison
Gurpreet Kaur Rana
Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
Board Liaison

Joint MLA/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Legislative Task Force

Established 1985; revised December 1987, May 1991, February 2002 (effective May 2002)

The task force develops and promotes a joint legislative agenda both externally and internally. MLA is represented on the task force by the executive director, the president (one year), the Governmental Relations chair (four-year term beginning the final year as chair-designate of the Governmental Relations Committee), and three members at large (one serves a three-year term, two serve four-year terms). The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is represented by the association's president, and four AAHSL members at large with legislative experience. AAHSL members serve four year terms. MLA and AAHSL members at large may be appointed for a consecutive second term.

NamePosition
Sandra L. Bandy, AHIP
Augusta University
Vice-Chair (2018-2019), MLA Representative
Kevin Baliozian
Medical Library Association
MLA Representative
Julia Esparza, AHIP
Louisiana State Univ. HSC
MLA President
Andrew Hickner
Seton Hall University
MLA Representative
Susan B. Clark
Univ. of Mississippi Medical Ctr.
AAHSL Representative
Sandra G. Franklin, AHIP, FMLA
Emory University
AAHSL President-elect
Rebecca Marci Goodwin
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
Michelle Kraft, AHIP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
MLA Member
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Dina Nicole Paltoo
National Institutes of Health
Jerry Sheehan
National Library of Medicine
Geneva Bush Staggs, AHIP
AAHSL Representative
Joy Summers-Ables, AHIP
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
AAHSL Representative
Philip Walker
Vanderbilt University
AAHSL Representative

Research Imperative Task Force

(March 2015–May 2018)

The Task Force is charged with leading the MLA strategic goal five on the research imperative.

NamePosition
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Awards and Honors Juries

Awards and honors juries serve under the auspices of the Awards Committee. Juries consist of an odd number of members with a minimum of three members appointed annually for one-year terms. One member is appointed as chair and serves as an ex officio member of the Awards Committee. Juries annually review nominations and applications for awards and honors and make recommendations to the committee.

Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award

NamePosition
Leila Ledbetter, AHIP
Duke University
Chair
Susan Arnold, AHIP
West Virginia University
Member
Shannon Denise Bohle, AHIP
Member
Ashley Cuffia, AHIP
National Networks of Libraries of Medicine SE/A
Member
Jennifer Davis
Augusta University
Member
Ryan Harris, AHIP
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Member
Alexandria Quesenberry
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year

NamePosition
Judith Smith
Chair
Sarah Clarke, AHIP
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Member
Heather Edmonds
New England College of Optometry
Member
Hannah Schilperoort
University of Southern California
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Clarivate Analytics/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award

NamePosition
Susan K. Kendall, AHIP
Michigan State Univ. Libraries
Chair
Carolyn G. Biglow
Member
Korey G. Brunetti
University of California San Diego
Member
Megan Fratta
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member
Sarah Wade, AHIP
Campbell University
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship

NamePosition
Lisa L. Habegger
Chair
Loren Hackett, AHIP
Member
Emily Harris
Brookwood Baptist Health
Member
Jan T. Orick, AHIP
Member
Kristine A Petre, AHIP
Moravian College
Member
Christi Piper
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Member
Erin E. Reardon, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Consumer Health Librarian of the Year Award Jury

NamePosition
Lisa Huang
North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System
Chair
Ashley Nicole Brock
Cook Children's
Member
Charlene Finley
Member
Elisia George, AHIP
US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Member
Terri Johnson
Florida State University
Member
Jana Liebermann
Member
Stacey Elizabeth Wahl
Virginia Commonwealth University
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences

NamePosition
Carolyn Schubert
James Madison University
Chair
Elizabeth Dyer, AHIP
University of New England
Member
David Farris, AHIP
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Member
Allison P. Matthews, AHIP
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Member
Brandi Tuttle, AHIP
Duke University
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Janet Doe Lectureship

NamePosition
J. Dale Prince, AHIP
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Chair
Ricardo Andrade Jr
Columbia University
Member
Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, FMLA
University of Pittsburgh
Member
Jacqueline Freeman
University of Michigan - Taubman Health Sciences Library
Member
Margaret A. Hoogland, AHIP
University of Toledo
Member
Merle Rosenzweig
University of Michigan
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Ida and George Eliot Prize

NamePosition
Pamela R Herring, AHIP
UCF College of Medicine
Chair
Wongani Jumbo
Member
Erika Kirsch
United BioSource LLC
Member
Iris Kovar-Gough, AHIP
Michigan State University
Member
Derek Marshall
Mississippi State University
Member
Kathleen Elizabeth Phillips
Penn State University
Member
Darlene G Ward
Illinois College of Optometry
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Fellows and Honorary Members

NamePosition
Heather N. Holmes, AHIP
Medical University of South Carolina
Chair
Lindsay E Blake, AHIP
University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
Member
Virginia Carden, AHIP
Duke University
Member
Elizabeth Irish, AHIP
Albany Medical College
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Lisa A. Marks, AHIP
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Member
Elaine Russo Martin, FMLA
Harvard Medical School
Member
Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Member

Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award

NamePosition
Alice Jean Jaggers
Chair
Lisa Connor
Sam Houston State University
Member
Nicole Montgomery, AHIP
Member
Nicole Chiodo Soares
Stanford University
Member
Elaine J. Sullo, AHIP
The George Washington Univ.
Member
Holly Thompson
USC
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Erich Meyerhoff Prize

NamePosition
Mary E. Helms, AHIP
Chair
Mark Berendsen
Northwestern University
Member
Twanna Hodge
SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library
Member
Rachel Amelia Santose Koenig
Virginia Commonwealth University
Member
Hector R. Perez-Gilbe, AHIP
University of California, Irvine
Member
Kathryn Vela, AHIP
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

T. Mark Hodges International Service Award

NamePosition
Majid Anwar, AHIP
Health Professions Division Library
Chair
Shanda Hunt
University of Minnesota
Member
Anne M. Linton, AHIP
The George Washington University
Member
Antonia Osuna-Garcia
Member
Mary Roby
East Carolina University
Member
Megan G. Van Noord
University of California, Davis
Member
Michael A. Wood
Weill Cornell Medicine
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Chapter Project of the Year

NamePosition
Jeanne M. Burke
Creighton University
Chair
Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Member
Bethany Myers, AHIP
UCLA
Member
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award

NamePosition
Susan Maria Harnett, AHIP
University of Florida
Member
Stephanie Hendren, AHIP
Member
Mary Beth McAteer
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Member
Mia S. White, AHIP
Emory University
Member
Lin Wu, AHIP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison
Jill M Tarabula, AHIP
UVM Health Network CVPH
Chair

Rising Stars Award

NamePosition
Norice Lee
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chair
Elena Azadbakht
University of Nevada, Reno
Member
Dave Castelli, AHIP
Intermountain Healthcare
Member
Meghan Hupe, AHIP
Georgetown University
Member
Cathy Sarli, AHIP
Washington University
Member
Melanie E. Sorsby
Covenant Medical Center and School of Nursing
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Awards Jury

NamePosition
Kate Silfen
Boston University
Chair
Anna Ferri
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Member
Melinda Johnson, AHIP
Nova Southeastern University
Member
Rebecca Rishar
Member
Amy Christine Studer, AHIP
University of California, Davis
Member
Deborah Thomas, AHIP
Washington University School of Medicine
Member
Jacob Samuel White
University of Kansas Medical Center
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Rittenhouse Award

NamePosition
Sarah Senter, AHIP
Lincoln Memorial University
Chair
Roy Eugene Brown, AHIP
Virginia Commonwealth University
Member
Kristen DeSanto, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Member
Amy J. Edwards, AHIP
University of South Carolina
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Caucus Project of the Year Award

NamePosition
Erin Wentz
MCPHS University
Chair
Patricia Devine
HEALWA
Member
Elizabeth Quinlan Huggins
Loyola University Chicago
Member
Bradley A. Long, AHIP
Penn State College of Medicine
Member
Sharon Renee Willis
National Library of Medicine
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships Juries

Juries serve under the auspices of the Grants and Scholarships Committee and annually review applications and provide recommendations to the committee for grants, scholarships, and fellowships to be awarded.

Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant

NamePosition
Susan M. Foster-Harper
University of Kentucky
Chair
Carolyn K. Bridgewater, AHIP
LSU Health New Orleans
Member
Sarah Meyer
Univeristy of Florida
Member
Caitlin Meyer
Yale University
Member
Anna Beth Morgan, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Member
Marlena Rose
East Carolina University
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant

NamePosition
Elaina Vitale
Dartmouth College
Chair
Lauren Adkins
University of Florida
Member
Ana M Macias, AHIP
Kaiser Permanente
Member
Jenessa Marie McElfresh, AHIP
Clemson University
Member
Hector R. Perez-Gilbe, AHIP
University of California, Irvine
Member
Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius
University of Florida
Member

Continuing Education Award

NamePosition
Emily Couvillon Alagha, AHIP
Georgetown University
Chair
Anna Crawford
West Virginia University
Member
Matt Hoy, AHIP
Mayo Clinic
Member
Mary Beth McAteer
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Member
Jonna Peterson
Northwestern University
Member
Corey Marie Bibbins Santorelli
Member
Sarah Towner Wright
UNC-Chapel Hill
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship

NamePosition
Mariana Lapidus
MCPHS University
Chair
Toluwase Victor Asubiaro
Member
Becky Baltich Nelson
Weill Cornell Medicine
Member
Adrienne Brodie
Member
Mark Coulbourne
University of Maryland, College Park
Member
Terri Gotschall, AHIP
UCF College of Medicine
Member
Mark MacEachern
University of Michigan
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

MLA/EBSCO Annual Meeting Grant

NamePosition
Chana Kraus-Friedberg, AHIP
Chair
Paul Bielman, AHIP
Kaiser Permanente
Member
Megan Besaw Inman
East Carolina University
Member
Jenny Pierce
Temple University
Member
Claire Sharifi
University of San Francisco
Member
Olivia Tsistinas
Upstate Medical University
Member
Jennifer C Westrick, AHIP
Library of Rush University Medical Center
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

NamePosition
Ellen Rothbaum, AHIP
St. Francis Hospital
Chair
Lisa M. Acuff, AHIP
Member
Julia B. DeLuca
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Member
Jovy O'Grady
New York Medical College
Member
Cecelia Vetter, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

MLA Librarians Without Borders/ Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life Grants

NamePosition
Jane Morgan-Daniel, AHIP
University of Florida
Chair
Caitlin Bakker, AHIP
University of Minnesota
Member
Daina Dickman, AHIP
California State University, Sacramento
Member
Erin RB Eldermire
Cornell University Library
Member
Erica R. Powell
University of Miami, Miller School of Med.
Member
Wendy Wu
Wayne State University
Member
Lenny Rhine, FMLA
Ex officio
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

MLA/HLS Professional Development Grant

NamePosition
Emily Lawson, AHIP
Emory University
Chair
Rebecca L. Bayrer, AHIP
Kaiser Perm. Medical Center
Member
Laura Bollman
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Member
Jeannine Creazzo, AHIP
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
Member
Mary Katherine Haver, AHIP
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Member
Dana D. Kopp, AHIP
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship

NamePosition
Nha Huynh
Texas Medical Center Library
Chair
Brandon Christopher Driver, AHIP
Member
Mikaela Gray
University of Toronto Libraries
Member
Sharon Leslie, AHIP
Emory University
Member
Elliott Smith
University of California Berkeley
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship

NamePosition
Emily B. Kean
University of Cincinnati
Chair
Michelle B. Bass, AHIP
Harvard Medical School
Member
Tara Brigham
Mayo Clinic
Member
Anna A. Fleming
American Dental Association
Member
Traci J. Mays
West Virginia University
Member
Robyn Reed, AHIP
Penn State College of Medicine
Member
Dede Rios, AHIP
University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Librarians Without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship

NamePosition
Jeffrey Prock
Chair
Karen D Barton
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
Member
Matthew C Bridgeman
Member
Lori Cisney
Harrell Health Sciences Library
Member
Michelle R Lieggi
UCSF Medical Center
Member
John Reazer
University of Miami- Miller School of Medicine
Member
Reina Williams, AHIP
Rush University Medical Center
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

MLA/MIS Career Development Grant

NamePosition
Emily E Petersen
Children's Hospital Colorado
Chair
Jennifer E. Dinalo
University of Southern California
Member
Karen McMullen, AHIP
University of South Carolina
Member
Kay Strahan
University of Tennessee
Member
Jennie Ver Steeg
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

NamePosition
Bette Bissonnette, AHIP
American University of the Caribbean
Chair
Lisa A. Adriani, AHIP
Member
Toni Hoberecht, AHIP
University of Oklahoma
Member
Tisha Mentnech
Member
Joe Swanson, Jr, AHIP
Morehouse School of Medicine
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

MLA Scholarship

NamePosition
Molly Knapp, AHIP
NNLM Training Office
Chair
Alissa Fial
Marquette University
Member
Alyssa Grimshaw
Member
Elizabeth Waltman
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Member
Deedra Walton, AHIP
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member
Calvin H. Wang
Arcadia University
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

NamePosition
Irma Singarella
University of Memphis
Chair
Jeremy Gunnoe
Member
Sheila R. Henderson, AHIP
Austin Community College
Member
Kathryn Houk, AHIP
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Member
Alia Spencer
Palm Beach State College
Member
Mary K. Taylor, AHIP
Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale
Member
Andrea Wright
University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Clarivate Analytics/MLA Doctoral FellowshipClarivate

NamePosition
Janice Swiatek
Univ. of Connecticut Hlth
Chair
Carolyn Ching Dennison, AHIP
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library
Member
Emily Jones, AHIP
Member
Christina M. Seeger, AHIP
Member
Carol Seiler
EBSCO Information Services
Member
Natalie Tagge
Temple University Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison

Research Training Institute Jury

NamePosition
Sandy De Groote, AHIP
Chair
Carrie Grinstead, AHIP
Member
Melissa K Kahili-Heede
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Member
Elizabeth Suelzer, AHIP
Medical College of Wisconsin
Member
Whitney A Townsend
University of Michigan
Member
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Liaison