Here are the awards, grants, and scholarships available through MLGSCA:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Amount: None assigned
    • Description: To honor the significant lifetime achievements of an MLGSCA member who has made lasting contributions to the profession of health sciences librarianship beyond the scope of the local chapter.
    • Eligibility: Member of MLGSCA for at least 5 years and is a current member ending a distinguished career in health sciences librarianship.
  • Louise Darling MLGSCA Achievement Award
    • Amount: $500
    • Description: To honor significant contributions to health sciences librarianship, as well as to MLGSCA.
    • Eligibility: Member of MLGSCA for at least 2 years and current member at time of election.
  • MLGSCA Library Staff Excellence Award
    • Amount: $250
    • Description: To honor an outstanding health sciences library staff memebr and to recognize the critical role and important contribution library  make to the development and evolution of modern health sciences libraries and librarianship.
    • Eligibility: A staff member in a health sciences library (MLGSCA membership not listed as a criterion)
  • Professional Development Award
    • Amount: Awards range from $100-500
    • Description: To support professional development activities, including attendance at classes, conferences, and meetings.
    • Eligibility: Hold a graduate degree in library and information science, be a regular member of MLGSCA, be a practicing medical librarian with at least 2 years of professional experience, and have not received this award in the past 3 years.
  • Research Grant Application Information
    • Amount: $1,000 has been set aside for the awards program for the July-June fiscal year, with $500 being the maximum amount per award
    • Description: To support research that focuses on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship.
    • Eligibility: All applicants must hold current membership in MLGSCA. Student members of MLGSCA will be required to identify a practicing medical librarian or 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.
  • Scholarship for Paraprofessionals in Health Science Libraries
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Description: To support the recipient's educational goals leading to the professional degree in librarianship.
    • Eligibility: Any individual who is enrolled in or entering an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science who shows evidence of interest (through their application) in health sciences librarianship. The applicant must be currently employed as a paraprofessional in a health sciences-related library. The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of either the United States or Canada.
  • Student Scholarship
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Description: To provide support during a library student's course of study. The scholarship funds can be used as desired by the recipient.
    • Eligibility: A regular or student member of MLGSCA. (A free student membership application may accompany the scholarship application.) Applicant must be enrolled in and actively attending an ALA-accredited master's degree program (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS) and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • AHIP First-Time Applicant Award
    • Amount: $135 or $200, depending on membership level
    • Description: Reimburses application fee for Academy of Health Information Professionals in order to encourage MLGSCA members to join AHIP.
    • Eligibility: Current member of MLGSCA and MLA, first-time applicant for AHIP at any level, and AHIP membership awarded, with documentation submitted and all fees paid to MLA.

If you would like to become involved with an MLGSCA Committee, please email the committee chair.

Listed below are committees and chairs for 2018:

Awards Committee
Develops standards and guidelines for the following awards: 1) MLA Scholarship Donation; 2) Louise Darling Award; 3) MLGSCA Student Scholarships; 4) MLGSCA Professional Development Award(s); 5) Outstanding Paraprofessional of the Year; 6) Paraprofessional Career Development Award and 7) MLGSCA Lifetime Achievement Award
Chair: Laura Stubblefield
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Continuing Education/Program Committee
Plans all MLGSCA programs and continuing education courses presented other than at the Joint Meeting
Chair: Elisa Cortez
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Exchange Committee
Facilitates the sharing of duplicate and excess journal issues
Chair: Adele Dobry
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Finance Committee
Responsible for the control and general supervision of the financial affairs of the MLGSCA
Chair: Robin Schiff
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Governmental Relations/Bylaws Committee
Monitors & informs members of legislation & the actions of governmental agencies related to health science libraries, maintains the MLGSCA bylaws
Chair: Carrie Grinstead
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Membership Committee
Collects and maintains all information relating to MLGSCA membership
Chair: Danielle Linden
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Nominating Committee
There shall be a Nominating Committee of five members. The Committee members shall be elected by plurality vote of the Group members present and voting at the group's last (usually spring) business meeting. The Committee shall elect a Chair by majority vote of its members.
Chair: Caroline Marshall
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Professional Issues Committee
Provides a forum for the discussion and resolution of professional issues of concern to the membership. The committee coordinates recruitment and retention efforts, including the chapter's mentoring program
Co-Chairs: Robin Schiff & Jan Kuebel-Hernandez
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Research Committee
Encourages and facilitates research activities within the Chapter, provides research resources, and administers the annual Research Awards program 
Chair: Janene Wandersee
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Web/Blog Committee & Connections Committee
Consists of Webmaster, Assistant Webmaster, and "lay" members, responsible for MLGSCA Web site, including dynamic updating of the membership directory, usability studies, etc. Also responsible for updating blog and social media accounts. Now combined with Connections Committee: Responsible for email discussion list, tasks related to the chapter presence on social networking sites, AC and chapter-wide wiki issues, possible establishment of web conferencing, and other ways MLGSCA might connect with members and other organizations
Chair: David Bickford
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Webmaster: Angela Murrell
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Committee Chairs 2018

AWARDS

Laura Stubblefield
Program Manager of Library Services
Sharp Healthcare
7901 Frost Street
San Diego CA 92123
858-939-3242
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CE/PROGRAM

Elisa Cortez
Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian
UCR | LIBRARY
P.O. Box 5900
Orbach Science Library
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
951-827-4614
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CONNECTIONS

Now combined with Web/blog committee

 

EXCHANGE

Adele Dobry
University Library
Cal State Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Office LIB N 2021A
323-343-2019
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FINANCE

Robin Schiff
Project Archivist
Health Sciences Library
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 357-3674
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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS/BY-LAWS

Carrie Grinstead
Regional Medical Librarian
Providence Health & Sciences, Southern California
501 S. Buena Vista St.,
Burbank, CA 91505
818-847-3881
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MEMBERSHIP

Danielle Linden
Manager, Medical Library
St. Joseph Hospital
Burlew Medical Library
1100 W. Stewart Dr.
Orange, CA 92868
714-771-8291
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NOMINATING

Caroline Marshall
Senior Medical Librarian, Public Services
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Library
8700 Beverly Blvd.
South Tower Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-3570
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PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Robin Schiff
Project Archivist
Health Sciences Library
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E. 120th St., Los Angeles, CA 90059
323-357-3674
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Jan Kuebel-Hernandez
Library Director
California University of Science and Medicine
217 E. Club Center Dr., Suite A
San Bernardino, CA
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RESEARCH

Janene Wandersee
Librarian
Merril W. Brown Health Sciences Library
Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-839-5761 (phone)
602-839-3493 (fax)
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WEB/BLOG & Connections Committee

David Bickford
Director, Arizona Health Sciences Library at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus
435 N. 5th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-827-2407
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WEBMASTER

Angela Murrell
Instruction and Research Librarian
Kresge Library, Scripps Research
10550 North Torrey Pines Rd, 400-S
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-784-8705
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Other Advisory Council Members

ARCHIVIST

 

Additional Important Contact Information

MLA Credentialing Committee Liaison (AHIP)

Danielle Linden
Manager, Medical Library
St. Joseph Hospital
Burlew Medical Library
1100 W. Stewart Dr.
Orange, CA 92868
714-771-8291
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MLGSCA Mailbox

Steve Clancy
MLGSCA
P.O. Box 6006
Irvine, CA 92616
949-824-7309
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Internal Auditor

Molly Harrington
St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602-406-3299
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Financial Advisor

Lori Gray
Vavrinek, Trine, Day and Co., LLP
8270 Aspen St.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
P: 909-466-4410
F: 909-466-4431

 

MLA Meetings

Past and future meetings of the Medical Library Association can also be found here.

 

Joint Meetings

The Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) and the Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona (MLGSCA) hold joint meetings. Locations generally rotate between the southern and northern regions.

In the past, we have joined with the Hawai‘i-Pacific Chapter, Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) and the Pacific Northwest Chapter (PNC) to hold Western MLA Chapters Annual Meetings.

The below are some future and past meetings as well as information about Medical Library Association Annual Meetings.

Future Meetings

Past Meetings

Note: Past meeting Web sites are provided for historical interest and are generally not maintained to keep links current; Web links and e-mail addresses may be outdated.