MLGSCA would like to acknowledge and honor our members who have retired for their contributions to the profession of Medical Librarianship. 

If you would like your name added, please contact the Chair of the MLGSCA Web/Blog Committee to add a name:

  • Your full name
  • Your last position/title, company name or affiliation, city, state (and country, if outside the US)
  • Years in the profession
  • Retirement year
Name  Position/Title, Last Company Name or Affiliation, City, State Years as Professional Librarian Retirement Year
Mary Elizabeth Kidwell Aldous Librarian
Wilkins Biomedical Library
Naval Health Research Center
San Diego, CA
45 2010

Naomi Broering

Dean of Libraries
Pacific College of Health and Science (PCOM)
San Diego, CA
52 2018

Janis Brown

Associate Director, Systems and Information Technology
Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California, CA
42 2020

Kathleen Carlson

Education Librarian
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
23 2018

Alan F. Carr

Associate Director, NNLM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA L. Darling Biomedical Library
Los Angeles, CA
35 2020
Jacqueline Donaldson Doyle Head Librarian
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
40 2013
Anna Habetler Library Manager
Kaiser San Diego Library
San Diego, CA
28 2005

Kelli Ham

Community Engagement Librarian, NNLM PSR
UCLA Biomedical Library
Los Angeles, CA
25 2020
J. Michael Homan Director of Libraries
Mayo Clinic Libraries
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Mayo Medical School Consultant
Department of Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic
43 2014
Susan Lessick Head
Grunigen Medical Library
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
35 2009
Joyce Clinger Loepprich Serials Librarian
Biomedical Library
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
19 1988
Phylllis Simon Mirsky Deputy University Librarian
Biomedical Library
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
40 2005
Marlene Nourok Health Sciences Librarian
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Colton, CA
20 2001
Sherrill Olsen Librarian
Huntington Hospital
Pasadena, CA
37 2013
Francis Smith Arnold Medical Library
Strain Clinic & Hospital, Inc.
Honolulu, HI
38 2015
Eileen Wakiji Librarian for Health Care Administration, Health Science, Nursing, Physical Therapy & Speech-Language Pathology
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 
39 2015
Penny T. Ward Manager
Melisa Reasner McGuire Health Sciences Library
Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA
40 2011
Kay E. Wellik Director, Library Services
Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ
32 2014