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!
Stephen Kiyoi is now the Head of Researcher Services at the University of California, Davis, Shields Library. He was formerly the Library Director of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Library and Archives.
Vicki Carroll is the new medical librarian at Department of State Hospitals – Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County, CA. She replaces Nancy Gulliver, who retired in late 2019.
Deborah LaBarbera, Medical Librarian at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Virginia Piper Cancer Center, in Phoenix, AZ, retired on December 31, 2019, after 13 years of service.
Deborah Richards, Library Assistant at Valleywise Health in Phoenix, AZ, retired at the end of December, 2019, after 12 years of library service.
Marlene Oishi, NNLM Network Member, retired as Library Manager at Queen’s Health Systems/Hawaii Medical Library, Honolulu, on November 29, 2019, after nearly 43 years of service! She began work more than 40 years ago by typing catalog cards on a typewriter, with no idea there would be computers, the Internet, or digital libraries. In her last ten years at Queens, Marlene realized the significance and importance of credible science and rigorous research to allow clinical professionals to deliver evidence-based, high quality and safe patient care with improved outcomes and with compassion. It is now time for Marlene to focus on her personal life and enjoy the freedom retirement will bring!
Cinda McClain, retired from Banner Health in November, 2019, after more than 16 years in positions at various Arizona locations. She spent more than 40 years in a variety of professional settings, including academia and the petroleum and semiconductor industries, as well as healthcare. Cinda will keep volunteering as a steward and part of the research team for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Alexander Kosztowny is the new Manager of Library Services at American Career College in Los Angeles, CA. He replaces Julie Oshiro.
Ariel Deardorff, Data Services Librarian at the University of California, San Francisco Library, is the author of the article “Why do biomedical researchers learn to program? An exploratory investigation,” published in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Carrie Grinstead, Regional Medical Librarian at Providence St. Joseph Health in Burbank, CA, is the author of the article “Multisite collaboration using REDCap to capture library data,” published in the October 2019 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Susan McKinlay, Medical Library Coordinator, left her position at the end of October 2019 at Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley, CA.
Gail Johnson, Library Director at Arizona State Hospital Medical Library in Phoenix, AZ, retired in summer of 2019. Tory Bellavance, Rehab Librarian, replaced her and started in December of 2019.
Roxanne Peck, Program Director for Content Acquisitions and Resource Sharing since June, 2019, is now the NNLM Liaison for the University of California, San Diego Library. She previously held various positions at the UCLA Library from 1999-2018.
Karen Bontekoe, Kaweah Delta Health Sciences Library, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Visalia, CA, was honored as the district’s Employee of the Month in December 2019, among a staff of 5,000 people.