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Network Members in the Spotlight!

Posted by on September 30th, 2019 Posted in: Announcements, General

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!

Catherine Nary is the new Medical Director at David Grant USAF Medical Center Learning Resource Center in Solano, CA. She replaces Regina Rowell, who retired in 2018.

Katherine Staab is the new Manager of Library Services at both Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center in Riverside, CA, and Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, CA. She replaces Amy Li.

Robert Johnson is the new Health Sciences Librarian at Kaiser Permanente’s School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA, beginning July 29. He was formerly the Clinical and Research Librarian at the University of Southern California’s Norris Medical Library in Los Angeles.

Susan Atherton, Senior Regulatory Associate at Adventist Health Howard Memorial Library in Willit, CA, retired at the end of May, 2019. She is replaced by Erin Harmon.

Kathy Quinn, Library Director at the William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa, CA, will retire at the end of 2019, after 13 years of service.

Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., former Director of the National Library of Medicine, passed away on August 17 at age 85. A three-minute memorial video has been issued in remembrance of him.

Joanne Muellenbach has accepted the position of Library Director and Associate Professor for California Health Sciences University (CHSU), in Clovis, CA, effective September 30. She is resigning from her current position as Library Director and Associate Professor at Touro University Nevada in Henderson, on September 27.

Laura Brown, dedicated medical librarian for more than 35 years, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, from complications of multiple sclerosis. She most recently served as Clinical Librarian at City of Hope Medical Center, since 2011. Laura’s previous experience included working at Loma Linda University Medical Center from 1995 to 2010. She enjoyed Dodger baseball, musical theater, bridge, and progressive politics.

Annette Osenga, Director of Library Services at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA, retired in June 2019.

Joyce Backus, NLM Associate Director for Library Operations, has announced her retirement on February 29, 2020, after 36 years of service in various positions at NLM.

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Marco Tamase is the Member Services Coordinator for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine located at UCLA.

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