Congratulations to GHSLA member Julie Gaines who has been selected as the recipient of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM)’s 2018 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. Julie, MLIS, AHIP, is the Associate Professor and Head of the Medical Partnership Library at Augusta University and the University of Georgia. Julie will be recognized at the FNLM Gala on September 25th at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.
GHSLA Immediate Past President Christine Willis, AHIP, has been named the new editor of the MLA News, the bimonthly MLA member publication. Willis will serve a three-year term beginning August 1, 2018. She replaces Jodi Philbrick, AHIP, who served as interim editor following the departure of Cheryl Rowan in October 2017.
“I am very excited for this opportunity and am looking forward to leading the MLA News as it continues to foster communication among members and other important stakeholders,” said Willis.
The MLA News is a unique publication and offers updates on news and information for health information professionals. MLA thanks Jodi Philbrick for her support and contributions as interim editor to the MLA News as we extend a warm welcome to Christine Willis and look forward to her hard work and service in making the MLA News a success under her leadership.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ana Cleveland (email@example.com)
Tara Douglas-Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kate Flewelling (email@example.com)
Donna Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.J. Grier (email@example.com)
Janna Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Emily Mazure (Emily.email@example.com)
Emily Vardell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yingting Zhang (email@example.com)
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
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!
Start the MLA Annual Meeting off with your local colleagues!
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1-5pm
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta
This year’s meeting will include Miriam Libbey speaker, Dr. Jonathan Eldredge, an annual business meeting, and networking opportunities with Georgia health sciences librarians.