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Section Council

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

The Section Council community is available to Section Council members (section chairs and past chairs). Other communities for section and SIG leaders include:

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

Public Resources

Section Council

NamePosition
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, AHIP
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Section Council Chair
Laurissa Gann, AHIP
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Librarians Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative, Cred. Comm. Liaison
Beth Lewis
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Cancer Section Chair, Section Council Alternate
Adela V. Justice, AHIP
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Section Chair-Elect
Emma Cryer Heet, AHIP
Duke University
Collection Development Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Christine Willis, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Collection Development Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Kristina DeShazo
Oregon Health & Science University
Collection Development Section Chair-Elect
Robin O'Hanlon
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Erica Lake
University of Utah
Consumer and Patient Education Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Mina Ghajar
Rutgers University
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section Chair-Elect
Irene Lubker, AHIP
Medical University of South Carolina
Dental Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP
University of Utah
Dental Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Nicole Theis-Mahon
University of Minnesota
Dental Section Chair-Elect
Harold S Bright, IV, AHIP
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
EMTS Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative, NPC 2020 Liaison
Margaret Hoogland
University of Toledo
Educational Media and Technologies Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Lisa Diane Travis, AHIP
Educational Media & Technologies Section Chair-Elect
Lisa Huang
North FL/ South GA Veterans Health System
Federal Libraries Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Sola Whitehead
VA Portland Health Care System
Federal Libraries Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Sarah L Carnes, AHIP
Veterans Health Administration
Federal Libraries Section Chair-Elect
Beth DeFrancis Sun
Health Assoc. & Corporate Leaders Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Mary A. Hyde, AHIP
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Health Assoc. & Corporate Leaders Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Carol F. Colasacco, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Health Assoc. & Corporate Leaders Section Chair-Elect
Melissa M. Nasea, AHIP
History of the Health Sciences Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Mary E. Helms, AHIP
Univ. of Nebraska Med. Ctr.
History of the Health Sciences Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Nancy Gayle Burford
Texas A&M University
History of the Health Sciences Section Chair-Elect
Claire B. Joseph, AHIP
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Hospital Libraries Section Chair, Section Council Representative, NAHRS Chair-Elect
Angela Spencer, AHIP
St. Lukes Hospital
Hospital Libraries Section Chair-Elect, Section Council Alternate Representative
Julia Esparza, AHIP
Louisiana State Univ. HSC
Hospital Libraries Section Immediate Past Chair
Emily J Glenn
McGoogan Library of Medicine
International Cooperation Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Elaine Ricketts Hicks
Tulane University
International Cooperation Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Lilian Hoffecker
Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
International Cooperation Section Chair-Elect
Stewart Brower, AHIP
University of Oklahoma Tulsa
Leadership and Management Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Hannah Rutledge, AHIP
Emory University
Leadership and Management Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Brenda M. Linares, AHIP
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Leadership and Management Section Chair-Elect
Patricia Ann Gogniat
VisualDx
Medical Informatics Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Medical Informatics Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Jennifer E. Dinalo
University of Southern California
Medical Informatics Section Chair-Elect
Jessica E DeCaro
Case Western Reserve University
Medical Library Education Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative, PRRC Liaison
J. Michael Lindsay, AHIP
University of Tennessee
Medical Library Education Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Ene O. Belleh, AHIP
Penn Medicine
Medical Library Education Section Chair-Elect
Sarah E Katz
University Of Delaware
NAHRS Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
NAHRS Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative, Education Steering Committee Liaison
Andrew S. Hamilton
Oregon Health & Science University
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Sharon Giovenale
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Lin Wu, AHIP
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pharmacy and Drug Information Section Chair-Elect
Virginia Pannabecker, AHIP
Virginia Tech
Public Health/Health Administration Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Laura Zeigen, AHIP
Oregon Health & Science University
Public Health/Health Administration Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Judith Smith
Public Health/Health Administration Section Chair-Elect
Lara Handler
Public Services Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Dawn Hackman, AHIP
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Public Services Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Emily Patridge, AHIP
University of Washington
Public Services Section Chair-Elect
James Eddy Anderson, PA-C
Evergreen Treatment Services
Social Justice Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Jon Crossno, AHIP
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Social Justice Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Andy Hickner
Seton Hall University
Social Justice Section Chair-Elect
Michelle B. Bass, AHIP
Stanford School of Medicine
Research Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Brooke L Billman, AHIP
College of American Pathologists
Research Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Catherine Pepper
Texas A&M University
Research Section Chair-Elect
Marlena Raye Barber
East Carolina University
Technical Services Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Sharon Renee Willis
National Library of Medicine
Technical Services Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Jorge E. Perez
Florida Internaitonal Univeristy - College of Medicine
Technical Services Section Chair-Elect
Kate Anderson
University of Missouri
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative
Jane Kinkus Yatcilla
Purdue University Libraries
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Erin RB Eldermire
Cornell University Library
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Chair-Elect
Emily J. Hurst, AHIP
VCU Libraries
Section Council Webmaster
Saori Wendy Herman, AHIP
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
MLA News column editor, Section and SIG News
Lindsay E. Blake, AHIP
University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
NPC 2019 Liaison
Merle Rosenzweig
University of Michigan
Education Annual Meeting Programming Committee Liaison
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Maria Lopez
Medical Library Association
Staff Coordinator