Thank you to our members for participating in the 2017 elections.
Our new President – Elect and Program Committee Chair is Lori Graham, Medical Librarian and CME Coordinator at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.
Continuing officers are:
Immediate Past President – Skye Bickett
President – Christine Willis
Secretary – Anna Krampl
Treasurer – Amy Allison
Web Communication Coordinator – Sharon Leslie
Membership Committee – Mia White
Continuing Education Committee – Carolann Curry
Nominating Committee – vacant
Strategic Planning Committee – vacant
Outreach Committee – Shannon Glover
Scholarship Committee – Kimberly Powell
We are looking forward to a fantastic year for GHSLA, with the AHSLC merger and the MLA annual meeting being in Atlanta in 2018!
If you are interested in any serving in any of these committee chair roles or have any questions please contact president Christine Willis or any of the officers.
Terri Hatfield and Erin Reardon are the recipients of the 2017 Legacy Scholarship. Both are students in the Master of Library and Information Science program at Valdosta State University.
Terri currently works in an academic department at the University of Georgia. Having a “nearly lifelong, personal curiosity in evidence-based medicine and complementary and integrative medicine,” Terri has focused many of her course projects on health sciences librarianship, and she looks forward to working in an environment where she can impact patients, family members, and clinicians by meeting their information needs.
Erin is currently doing fieldwork at Mercer University’s Monroe F. Swilley, Jr., Library. Through her research and work in an academic health sciences library setting, Erin has developed an interest in “educating future clinicians in the use of the resources available to them” and looks forward to learning more about partnering with faculty and clinicians in the CE course “Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and Other Stakeholders.”
Established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a library and information studies program or paraprofessional interested in the health sciences, the Legacy Scholarship honors individuals who made significant contributions to health sciences librarianship in Georgia and beyond:
|Jeanette Blalock, Henry Medical Center
Nicholas Davies, MD, Piedmont Hospital
Carole Dean, CDC
Fay E. Evatt, Atlanta Medical Center
Fran Golding, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Mildred M. Jordan, Emory University
|Miriam Hawkins Libbey, Emory University
Mary Alice Mills, CDC
Jocelyn Rankin, PhD, CDC
Aurelia Spence, Central State Hospital, Milledgeville
Mary S. Waddell, CDC
Martha Watkins, Mercer University School of Medicine
Barnaby Camp, Carolann Curry, and Sharon Leslie have each been awarded a member travel stipend to attend the annual meeting. Barnaby works at Emory University and Shepherd Center as a library assistant. Carolann is Reference & Outreach Librarian at Mercer University’s Skelton Medical Library. Sharon is Public Health and Health Sciences Librarian at Georgia State University Library.
The Scholarship Committee would like to acknowledge additional funding for this year’s scholarship and stipends provided by a grant from the National Library of Medicine.
The 2017 Scholarship Committee
Amy Allison, Chair, Emory University
Carolyn Brown, Emory University
Betsy Clark, Georgia Highlands College
Kimberly Powell, Emory University
The slate of GHSLA officers for 2017 has been finalized. Voting will take place at the meeting in Athens during the GHSLA Business Meeting on Thursday March 30th 8:30 am.
President Christine Willis
President-elect Shannon Glover, Lori Graham
Secretary Anna Krampl
Treasurer Amy Allison
Web Communications Coordinator Sharon Leslie
Thank you to the Nominating Committee for assembling these candidates.
Governor Nathan Deal has declared October to be Health Literacy Month in Georgia, and once again mentions the GHSLA as a provider of health information. Read Governor Deal’s proclamation here (PDF).