Who we are:

  • A chapter of the Medical Library Association serving Arizona and California (south of Fresno)
  • Around 300 health science librarians and information professionals

What we do:

  • Facilitate cooperation among medical and allied health science libraries
  • Assist in developing library resources
  • Promote continuing education for health sciences librarians

MLGSCA is the vital NET for health information professionals!

~Networking~

~Education~

~Technology~

ARCHIVIST

Marsha Kmec
Health Sciences Librarian
Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Road
MOB Suite 122
Library
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Marsha dot Kmec at stjoe dot org

NN/LM PSR ADVISORY COMMITTEE REP

Irene Lovas
Health Sciences Library
Olive View/UCLA Medical Center
14445 Olive View Dr.
Sylmar, CA, 91342
818-364-4241
ilovas at sbcglobal dot net

Additional Important Contact Information

MLA Credentialing Committee Liaison (AHIP)

Kathy Zeblisky
Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E Thomas Rd,
Phoenix, AZ  85016
P 602 933-4248
F 602 933-4249
kzeblisky at phoenixchildrens dot com

Quint Meeting Chair

Rebecca (Becky) Birr
Health Sciences Library
Maricopa Integrated Health System
2601 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-344-5197 v
602-344-1944 f
rebecca dot birr at mihs dot org

MLGSCA Mailbox

Steve Clancy
Medical Librarian Science Library
UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
949-824-7309 v
sclancy at uci dot edu

Internal Auditor

Deborah Klein
dklein14 at verizon dot net 

Financial Advisor

Heidi White
Vavrinek, Trine, Day and Co., LLP
8270 Aspen Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-466-4410 v
909-466-4431 f

 

AHIP First-Time Applicant Award

Purpose:

To encourage members of the MLGSCA Chapter to apply for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Award:

Participant will be reimbursed for the AHIP application fee ($200 Academy Member level or above, or $135 Provisional member level).

Eligibility:

  • Current member of MLGSCA Chapter and of MLA (National) as of AHIP application.
  • First time applicant for AHIP membership at any level.
  • Completed AHIP documentation and payment submitted to the Medical Library Association and AHIP membership successfully awarded.

Terms:

  • One award covering the application fee for AHIP membership will be available to MLGSCA members.
  • AHIP membership must have been awarded within the past 12 months of the application deadline. Applications must be received by July 31, 2018.

Application Process:

Submit the following via email to Laura Stubblefield <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;, Awards Committee Chair.

Preferably as one PDF:

  • Letter of Application stating briefly why you are applying for AHIP membership and how it will assist your professional goals.
  • Copy of their letter of acceptance into the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
  • Proof of payment to MLA - AHIP
  • Proof of MLA membership
  • Proof of MLGSCA membership

 

Award winners are only eligible to win the award once.

The Awardee will be determined by a random drawing of all applications received that meet all the criteria. Each application will be numbered in order as it is received, and an Internet random number generator will be used to select the winning application.

Timeline:

  • Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.
  • Award winner will be randomly selected (all applications will be numbered based on the order in which they are received).
  • Award recipients will be acknowledged in the MLGSCA blog, social media, and at the Chapter’s Spring Meeting.

Academy of Health Information Professionals Roster of MLGSCA Members

Below is a list of current Chapter members as of November 2010 who are part of the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals.

For information on AHIP, visit the AHIP website or check out this brochure. Contact the MLGSCA Chapter Credentialing Liaison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions you may have deciding what membership level is the best for you, how to tally up your points, and/or questions concerning academy membership. You can use this Excel file to tabulate your AHIP points.

MLGSCA is also offering a scholarship for first-time AHIP applicants. Please apply if interested.

Name         

Academy Level

Institution

Aaronson, Ellen M.

Distinguished

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills, CA

Aldous, Mary E.

Distinguished

Naval Health Research Center
San Diego, CA

Anderson, Rachel K.

Distinguished

Tucson, AZ

Attwood, Carol Ann Provisional Mayo Clinic

Scottsdale, AZ

Bardyn, Tania P.

Distinguished

UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Bielman, Paul

Provisional

Kaiser Permanente
Harbor City, CA

Billman, Brooke

Provisional

University of Arizona
Tuscon, AZ

Birr, Rebecca

Distinguished

Maricopa Integrated Health System
Phoenix, AZ

Bolef, Doris

Distinguished

 

Broering, Naomi C.

Distinguished

 

Brown, Janis

Distinguished

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Bunting, Alison

Emeritus

 

Caan, Nelia A.

Distinguished

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Carlock, Danielle M.

Provisional

Arizona State University
Mesa, AZ

Carlson, Kathleen

Senior

Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Carr, Alan F.

Distinguished

NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
Los Angeles, CA

Cassidy, Jennifer

Member

Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Coppernoll-Blach, Penny

Distinguished

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Corley, Pamela M.

Distinguished

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Crum, Janet Senior City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Deeney, Kay

Distinguished

NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
Los Angeles, CA

Doyle, Jacqueline D.

Distinguished

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

Freiburger, Gary A.

Distinguished

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Goldstein, Mary Lou

Distinguished

 

Halcrow, Katherine

Member

Citrus College
Glendora, CA

Harden, Vicki L. Provisional Milliman Care Guidelines
La Jolla, CA

Harrington, Molly S.

Senior

St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Harrow, Andrea

Distinguished

Good Samaritan HospitalLos Angeles, CA

Harvey, Sally

Distinguished

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Haynes, Craig C.

Distinguished

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Heidenreich, Fred L.

Distinguished

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Hicks, Marian

Distinguished

Cleveland Chiropractic College
Los Angeles, CA

Higdon, Thomas D.

Distinguished

 

Hobbs, Janet L.

Senior

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Hofstetter, Sheila Distinguished Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Just, Melissa L.

Distinguished

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Keil, Mary J.   Tucson, AZ

Keough, Doreen B.

Distinguished

L.A. County Department of Health Services Administration
Los Angeles, CA

Klein, Deborah S.

Senior

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Pomona, CA

Kmec, Marsha G.

Distinguished

Olive View/UCLA Medical Center
Sylmar, CA

Kopec, Suzette M.

Member

Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
Tucson, AZ

Kronenfeld, Michael R.

Distinguished

University of Arizona
Mesa, AZ

Kwan, Julie Kuenzel

Distinguished

NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
Los Angeles, CA

Lessick, Susan

Distinguished

University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA

Linden, Danielle N.

Senior

St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, CA

Lyon, Frances Ishii

Distinguished

 

Marks, Lisa

Distinguished

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center
Burbank, CA

Meakin, Faith A. Distinguished San Marcos, CA
Mirsky, Phyllis Distinguished Del Mar, CA

Ogawa, Rikke

Distinguished

UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Olsen, Sherrill M.

Member

Huntington Hospital
Pasadena, CA

Parker, Kathy S.

Member

Naval Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Picciano, Jacqueline L.

Distinguished

Atria Hillcrest
Thousand Oaks, CA

Piccolotti, Laurie

Senior

Patton State Hospital
Patton, CA

Piper, Dave

Distinguished

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Prottsman, Mary F.

Distinguished

Tri-City Medical Center
Oceanside, CA

Riordan, Mary L.

Distinguished

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Robbins, Lora A.

Senior

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Robinson, Michael M.

Senior

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA

Ryan, Ann

Member

St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, CA

Ryan, Jeanette L.

Distinguished

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Seaton, Helen J.

Emeritus

 

Smith, Julie L.

Member

St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, CA

Stubblefield, Laura

Distinguished

Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, CA

Truong, Phuong Provisional Garden Grove, CA

Wakiji, Eileen M.

Distinguished

California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Walter, Pat L.

Distinguished

 

Ward, Penny T.

Distinguished

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA

Wellik, Kay E.

Distinguished

Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

Williams, Jeff Senior University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Wineburgh-Freed, Maggie Distinguished Los Angeles, CA
Yeh, Elizabeth Distinguished Mission Viejo, CA

Zeblisky, Kathy A.

Distinguished

Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Come join us and publically interact with us over at our MLGSCA Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/MLGSCA/, too!

The MLGSCA Web/Blog Committee is experimenting with Facebook features. If successful, we will fully convert ourselves from the Facebook page to the open Facebook group. If not as successful as we would like, we will consider setting up a closed group or closing either the group or the page. Currently, our Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/Medical-Library-Group-of-Southern-California-Arizona-MLGSCA-184836371542057/, our Facebook group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MLGSCA/, and Facebook does not seem to have a feature to link them together. So, come join us and publically interact with one another at either of them to show everyone what we are made of and to help us with our Facebook decisions!