We would like to recognize the following network members by highlighting their accomplishments, promotions, awards, new positions, and departures. We welcome your submissions for possible future announcements!
Elisa Cortez is the new Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian at the University of California, Riverside, Orbach Science Library. She was previously at Loma Linda University Libraries for 18 years, most recently as Chair of User Services at the Del Webb Library.
Elizabeth Grossman is the new Medical Librarian at Scripps Memorial Hospital Medical Library in La Jolla, CA. She replaces Kimberly Baker, who retired in April 2018.
Ann Glusker is the new Sociology, Demography and Quantitative Research Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, beginning March 1. She was previously the Librarian/Research and Data Coordinator for the Regional Medical Library in the Pacific Northwest Region.
Mary Wickline, medical librarian at the University of California, San Diego, passed away on December 8 after a long illness. She was the liaison to the Nursing and Allied Health Department and over the years helped many of its members with their projects for academic advancement. Mary was also a faithful volunteer for NNLM PSR exhibits!
Mabel Trafford, Medical Library Manager at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, is featured in a BMJ Insider’s Newsletter article posted online on November 30.
Jill Barr-Walker and Iesha Nevels, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Library, are co-authors of the article “Creating value through outreach in a hospital setting: a case study from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Library,” published in the October 2018 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
David Coleman, Medical Librarian & Informationist at Straub Medical Center Arnold Library in Honolulu, is the primary author of the article, “Impact of a Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Education Program on Clinical Operations” published online in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship, October, 2018.
Mellanye Lackey is the newly appointed Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Pat Vader, Executive Director of the Pumerantz Library at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, retired on February 1, 2018, after 20 years of service. She initially joined the staff in 1999 to migrate the card catalog database from DOS program to a graphical user interface call SIRSI Workflows. Karoline Almanzar, MLIS, is now Interim Director of the Pumerantz Library. She has worked at Western University for 18 years.
Yamila El-Khayat, Outreach Services Librarian at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (UAHSL) has received a part-time appointment to the NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center (TEC) as Participant Engagement Coordinator. She is currently at 20% effort and will transition to 40% effort on May 1.