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Looking for Future MLA Leaders – Submit Your Suggestions

The MLA Nominating Committee is identifying potential candidates for the 2019 election. If you would like to nominate someone as a potential candidate for president or board member, or if you would like to be considered yourself, please complete the nominating form at http://tinyurl.com/y97hrnkc. Be sure to provide as much information as possible outlining why the recommended person would be an outstanding candidate.

The Committee will consider significant professional achievements, leadership experience, involvement in the association and vision for its future, as well as balance among our association’s geographic regions and from the various communities that represent the diversity of our membership.

The process for selecting candidates and electing the MLA President-Elect and members of the MLA Board is described in Article V of our association bylaws, accessible from www.mlanet.org, (click on About MLA, and then Organization from the menu). The slate will include at least two candidates for President-elect, and at least four candidates for the two open MLA Board member positions.

The Committee will begin review of nominations on July 20, 2018, although nominations will be accepted until the slate is finalized.

MLA 2018/2019 Nominating Committee
Barbara A. Epstein, Chair (bepstein@pitt.edu)

Members
Ana Cleveland (ana.cleveland@unt.edu)
Tara Douglas-Williams (tdouglas-williams@msm.edu)
Kate Flewelling (flewkate@pitt.edu)
Donna Gibson (gibsond@mskcc.org)
P.J. Grier (perskogr@pcom.edu)
Janna Lawrence (janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu)
Emily Mazure (Emily.mazure@duke.edu)
Emily Vardell (evardell@emporia.edu)
Yingting Zhang (yzhang@rutgers.edu)

Welcome New GHSLA officers!

Thank you for taking time to vote on the 2018 officers and 2017 business meeting minutes approval.  Based on 25 member votes the results are as follows:

For the role of:
President Elect/Program Chair – Amy Allison
Secretary – Wanda Thomas
Treasurer – Emily Lawson
Web Communication Coordinator –  Carolann Curry

Continuing officers are:
Immediate Past President – Christine Willis
President – Kim Powell

Committee Chairs:
Membership Committee – Mia White
Continuing Education Committee – Carolann Curry
Nominating Committee – vacant
Strategic Planning Committee – vacant
Outreach Committee – Shannon Glover
Scholarship Committee – Tyler Moses

If you are interested in any serving in any of these committee chair roles or have any questions, please contact one of the officers.  We are looking forward to a fantastic year for GHSLA!

2018 Changes

Effective January 1, 2018, the Atlanta Health Science Library Consortium (AHSLC) merged with the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association (GHSLA).  AHSLC history and archives have been transferred to the www.GHSLA.org website and www.AHSLC.org is no longer active.

Apply for an MLA Committee

Every year, MLA issues a call for volunteers to serve on MLA committees, task forces, and juries or as allied representatives to fill open positions. The application for 2018/19 volunteers is now available on MLANET. Your involvement in MLA committees is essential to MLA’s success.

The application focuses on your personal volunteering interests, availability, skills, and prior service to MLA. Key dates are:

  • Application start date: November 1, 2017
  • Application close date: December 15, 2017
  • Notification of appointment: March 1, 2018
  • Early bird registration for MLA ’18 ends: April 11, 2018

Note: You must be an MLA member to apply for a committee at the time of your application and during your term as a member of a committee.

For more information about serving on MLA committees go to MLANET. For questions, contact Mary Langman, director, Information Issues and Policy.