Congratulations to the New GHSLA Board Members

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

Committee Chairs:
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.


Congratulations to Recipients of the Legacy Scholarship and Member Travel Stipend

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

2017 Slate of Officers

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.

Role                                                          Candidates
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.

Job Posting: Department Head, Technical Services, Georgia State University

Georgia State University Library seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable leader for its department of Technical Services. The Department Head will play a leadership role in a service-oriented environment, providing direction for all aspects of cataloging, acquisitions, electronic and continuing resources, including strategic planning, budget management, and management of departmental personnel.

The full posting may be seen here.

Job Posting: Nursing Informationist, Emory University

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University has an opportunity for an enterprising individual who can develop partnerships with faculty and departments in the School of Nursing. The Nursing Informationist will deliver research and instructional services using a variety of formats and technologies, participate in developing the library’s collection to support nursing education, and work on a team to field information requests from the schools and units in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

View the complete posting here: