1949 Ella Crandall
1950 Louise Darling
1951 Josephine Hermann
1952 Vilma Proctor
1953 Dorothy Nieman
1954 Nancy Haynes
1955 Gertrude Clark
1956 Alfred Brandon
1957 Mollie Stitner
1958 Grace Weiner
1959 Frances F. Freleaux
1960 Janet White

Margaret Cressaty

1962 Robert F. Lewis
1963 Frances Ishii Lyon
1964 John Connor
1965 Edwin N. Hughes
1966 Denise P. Kafrouni
1967 George Summers
1968 Clyde Winters
1969-1970 Lois Ann Colaianni
1970-1971 E. Lee Johnston
1971-1972 Najwa L. Hanel
1972-1973 Phyllis S. Mirsky
1973-1974 Coni Uzelac
1974-1975 Erika M. Hansen
1975-1976 Harvey Hammond
1976-1977 Eleanor Goodchild
1977-1978 Alison Bunting
1978-1979 Marilyn W. Schwartz
1979-1980 Ludy Labovitz
1980-1981 Gail Yokote
1981-1982 Sherrill Sorrentino
1982-1983 Cynthia Butler
1983-1984 Jacqueline D. Doyle
1984-1985 Christa Buswell
1985-1986 Elaine Graham
1986-1987 Susan Russell
1987-1988 Betsy Rodie King
1988-1989 Judy Bube
1989-1990 Collette Ford
1990-1991 Christine Chapman
1991-1992 Deborah Batey
1992-1993 Margie Snape
1993-1994 Alice Karasick
1994-1995 Rochelle Minchow
1995-1996 Barbara Slater
1996-1997 Marion Sabella
1997-1998 Anna Habetler
1998-1999 Carlene Bogle
1999-2000 Doreen Keough
2000-2001 Pamela Corley
2001-2002 Craig Haynes
2002-2003 Craig Haynes
2003-2004 Alan Carr
2004-2005 Marsha Kmec
2005-2006 Alice Kawakami
2006-2007 Ellen Aaronson
2007-2008 Cheryl Bartel
2008-2009 Deborah Klein
2009-2010 Lisa Marks
2010-2011 Eileen Wakiji
2011-2012 Rebecca Birr
2012-2013 Mary E. White
2013-2014 Mary E. White
2014-2015 Kathleen Carlson
2015-2016 Danielle Linden
2016-2017 Bryant Nugent
2017-2018 Caroline Marshall
2018-2019 Kelli Hines
2019-2020 Elisa Cortez

General information:

MLGSCA recognizes the need for research that focuses on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Of particular interest to MLGSCA are research projects that are practical in nature so that results can easily be put to use in other libraries. In addition to original research proposals, demonstration or replicated research proposals are considered acceptable. Group proposals are also encouraged. $1000 has been set aside for the awards program for the July-June fiscal year with $500 being the maximum amount per award.

In addition to the requirements listed below, all successful recipients of an award must share with the membership both a project proposal summary prior to research implementation as well as the results of the research project.

A brief summary of the project proposal is be written by the award recipient and featured in the “Spotlight on Research” section of the MLGSCA website and/or as an article for the MLGSCA blog within 30 days after award notification.  Research project results are to be shared with the membership and may take the form of an MLGSCA blog article, a presentation at an MLGSCA program or joint meeting, or a poster session at an MLGSCA program or joint meeting.

Awards may be used for purposes such as the following:

  • Equipment/materials
  • Software
  • Photocopying
  • Promotional materials to advertise research project
  • Consulting services (with approval)
  • Poster creation
  • Research participation incentives (with approval)
  • Supplies/postage

Salary, benefits, tuition/course fees and travel are not supported under this awards program.

Application deadline is Monday, April 6, 2020.


All applicants must hold current membership in MLGSCA. Student members of MLGSCA will be required to identify a practicing medical librarian or a library school faculty member as a sponsor for their research project. Sponsors do not have to be members of MLGSCA. In exceptional cases, consideration may be given to outstanding research proposals submitted by individuals who do not meet these eligibility requirements.


  1. All applicants must submit a completed research proposal to the Chair of the MLGSCA Research Committee by the due date. Late proposals will not be accepted.
  2. A current curriculum vita must be included with the application.
  3. If the proposal is a group project, a principal investigator must be identified in the application. The person identified is responsible for the research project and reporting.
  4. If a student member of MLGSCA, a sponsor must be identified in the application (see eligibility section).
  5. Consulting services and Research Participant incentives must be pre-approved by MLGSCA Research Chairperson or committee designee.
  6. Approved applicant(s) must submit an itemized final budget.
  7. If the research results are published, recognition of Chapter support must be given.
  8. Research results must be shared with the membership within ninety days of completion of the project. The Committee may request status updates on projects that are “in process”.

Proposal Guidelines:

Grant proposals should be brief, but complete. The following must be included:

Part 1: Project design

  1. title of the project
  2. name(s) of participants in the project including identification of principal investigator. Students should list their sponsor in this section.
  3. rationale and assessment of needs including an explanation of the value of the research. This may include a summary of recent literature. (suggested length 1-2 pages).
  4. methodology - describe the general strategies to be employed in implementing this project. If this is a group project, it is important to identify the roles individuals will have in the project. If replicating another research project, indicate which project and if there is any variation in your proposal. Analyze the specific tasks necessary for carrying out this project and prepare a timetable for the completion of the project (suggested length: 2-3 pages).
  5. budget - provide a detailed budget for all expenses related to the research proposal. Indicate which expenses for which you are seeking to cover with the MLGSCA grant. The grant reimburses expenses, and funds must be used by the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2020).
  6. sharing with members - indicate plans for sharing results of the research project with members of MLGSCA

Part 2: Curriculum vita

CV must include:

  • applicant's name
  • current working title
  • institution name and address
  • telephone and fax number (if available)
  • education
  • recent (5-10 years) work experience


Each research proposal will be reviewed by members of MLGSCA Research Committee and a review ballot will be completed by committee members. Official notification will be sent to recipients and non-recipients after the Advisory Board meets and reviews the final list submitted by the Research Committee. Normally, this would be 15-30 days after the due date of the grant application. Depending on the quality of the applications, the Research Committee may recommend that no grants be presented in a given year.

Application deadline is Monday, April 6, 2020.
MLGSSCA anticipates being able to offer an additional grant opportunity later in 2020.

For more information contact the chair of the Research Committee.


Submission Information and Application

The Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) continually and vigorously supports the recruitment of outstanding candidates to the profession of health sciences librarianship. One mechanism employed by MLGSCA is through the provision of student scholarships. One scholarship of $1500 is awarded annually to an excellent library/information science student who has shown evidence of interest in pursuing the health sciences specialization in librarianship.

The scholarship is intended to provide support during a student's course of study. The scholarship funds can be used as desired by the recipient.


Student scholarship applicants must meet all criteria to be considered.  A student must:

  • Be a member of MLGSCA, either as a regular paying member or via a free student membership, having met the criteria for a free student membership. A free student membership application may accompany the scholarship application, and
  • Be enrolled in and actively attending an ALA-accredited master’s degree program such as MLS, MIS, MLIS, and
  • Be a citizen of or have permanent residence in the United States or Canada, and
  • Complete and meet all requirements of the online scholarship application.

Past recipients of the MLGSCA Student Scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship.

The following materials are required for application and must be received by December 15.

  • one copy of the completed application form
  • a minimum of two letters of reference and no more than three
  • a transcript (unofficial copy is satisfactory) from each college or university attended
  • a statement of career objectives

Scholarship payment will be made at the time of the award. The recipient will be notified in April. If there are no appropriate candidates, the association may elect not to award the scholarship in a given year.

Preferred: Please email as an attachment to: Laura.stubblefield@sharp.com


Print one copy of the completed application and related documents and mail to:

Laura Stubblefield, Chair MLGSCA Awards Committee
Sharp Memorial Hospital Medical Library
7901 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123

Recipients of the Student Scholarship Award

1. Maureen Miller--SJSU
2. Sarah Hoyle--UA
3. Andrea Lynch--UCLA

1. Catherine Outten--UCLA
2. Debra Schneider--UA
3. Marissa Lighthiser--SJSU

1. Danielle Carlock--UA
2. Michelle Gordan--UCLA
3. Paula Romeyn--SJSU

1. Monique Escamilla--UCLA
2. Candace Mack--UCLA
3. Jill Dietrich--UCLA

None given

1. Jennifer Bach--UA
2. Elana Churchill--SJSU

1. Ted Wilson--SJSU

1. Meredith Bloom--UCLA
2. Stephen Kiyoi--UCLA
3. Heather McDonald--SJSU

1. Patricia Benefiel--SJSU
2. Katia Karadjova--SJSU
3. Jamie Navarette--UA

1. Jessica Shultz--SJSU

1. Lee Luniewski--SJSU

1. Sandra Chase--SJSU

2015 -- not awarded

1. Kendra Godwin--UCLA

2017 -- not awarded

1. Seema Bhakta--UA

2019 -- not awarded

1. Erik Valenzula--USC
2. Victoria Flores--SJSU

1. Claudio Garcia--UA

The MLGSCA Solidarity Statement was created by the MLGSCA Solidarity Statement Taskforce members Naomi Bishop, Kelli Hines, Judy Kraemer, and Robin Schiff.

June 25, 2020

The Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) condemns racism.

MLGSCA stands in solidarity with and voices support for our Black members, our members of color, and members of the MLA African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLS) Caucus (Statement June 1, 2020) with regard to protests as a result of killings by police in the United States.

MLGSCA condemns the actions by the Minneapolis Police Department and killings of Black people by police. We also acknowledge white supremacy, systems of oppression, and institutionalized forms of racism that discriminate against Blacks and African Americans and create disparities in healthcare and medicine.

Racism is a public health crisis. We recognize the communities of color in Arizona and Southern California are disproportionately affected by inequities based in racism. Learning about racism in medicine and understanding our own privileges and biases are initial steps we can take as we advocate for change in MLGSCA, medical librarianship, and healthcare. The Anti-Racism and Critical Librarianship resource suggestions compiled by the AAMLS as listed on the MLA Hospital Library Caucus Statement are a useful starting point.

The MLGSCA Advisory Council encourages MLGSCA members to speak up and unite to enact change in our profession, our communities, and our nation. We must all learn about Anti-racism, engage in constructive conversations about racism in medicine and libraries, and act to create positive change.

We will continue this conversation with our membership about how we can address racism in our profession and in our communities.

Your MLGSCA Advisory Council

MLGSCA Advisory Council 2020/2021



Naomi Bishop
Associate Librarian
Health Sciences Library - Phoenix
University of Arizona
Phoenix, Az



Rikke Ogawa
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and Science and Engineering Library
University of California
Los Angeles, CA



Elisa Cortez
Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian
P.O. Box 5900
Orbach Science Library
Riverside, CA 92517-5900



Adrienne Brodie
Liaison Librarian
A.T. Still Memorial Library - Arizona
A.T. Still University
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa AZ  85206



Kevin Pardon
411 N. Central Ave.
Downtown Phoenix Campus Library
Phoenix, AZ



Mary White
Kaiser Hospital

Nita Mailander
Library Director
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ

Sunny McGowan
Library Manager
Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA

Jackie Davis
Consumer Health Librarian
Community Health Library
Sharp HealthCare
3075 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 939-5031



Judy Kraemer
Medical Librarian, Bellis Medical Library
Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813
cell 714-606-8704



Bethany Myers
Research Informationist
Louise M. Darling Medical Library
University of California
Los Angeles, CA

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