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International Cooperation Caucus

Members: 119     Discussions: 873     Files: 7

The International Cooperation Caucus (ICC) provides opportunities for participation in international cooperation projects, promotes awareness of international issues, provides a mechanism for addressing and responding to the needs of international members, and fosters communication in the international library area. ICC members are the driving force of international programs in the Medical Library Association (MLA).  

Any MLA member is eligible to join ICC. You may live and/or work in the USA or another country.

Member Benefits

Consider becoming a member of the ICC if you would like to:

  • Be part of a dynamic group within MLA fostering international programs.
  • Promote and share ideas of international cooperation.
  • Get the international perspective on trends and developments in our profession.
  • Provide opportunities for participation in international cooperation projects.
  • Provide a mechanism for addressing and responding to the needs of libraries in developing countries.
  • Be eligible for the Avraham Reis ICC International Conference Travel Grant.
    • The recipient receives a grant for $500 to be used for travel and conference-related expenses for attending an international health sciences library conference, such as IFLA, AHILA, or EAHIL (contact ICC Chair for further details)

ICC members have access to the caucus forum, member directory, and ICC blog.

Public Resources

ICC sponsors the MLA/ICC International Visiting Health Information Professionals Program

ICC Leaders

Hope Lappen
New York University
Chair; Community Council Alternate
Avril Reid
University of the West Indies, St Augustine
Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, AHIP
Virginia Tech
Immediate Past Chair, Community Council Representative; Nominating Committee Chair
Virginia F. Desouky
West Virginia University
Delegate, Education Domain Hub
Katherine Downton, AHIP
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Delegate, Information Services Domain Hub
Alejandra Martinez del Prado
Mary Beth McAteer, AHIP
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Delegate, Clinical Support Domain Hub
Yumi Yaguchi, AHIP
University of the Incarnate Word
Delegate, Information Management Domain Hub
Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
Slippery Rock University
Delegate, Global Health & Health Equity Hub