We would like to provide you a year-end update of membership changes in the Pacific Southwest Region. The COVID-19 pandemic presented real challenges to outreach activities, particularly in-person activities such as site visits, conferences and exhibits. In response to stay at home orders brought on by the pandemic, we have shifted our focus on digital platforms to ensure that we continue to build diverse and inclusive member communities. Twenty-six new members have joined the network. Please join us in welcoming our new network members!
New Network Members
Network Member Staff News
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!
Vicki Carroll, Medical Librarian at the Department of State Hospitals, Atascadero in San Luis Obispo, retired in November 2020. Veronica Gutierrez will serve as her replacement as NNLM Liaison.
Heidi Patterson is the new medical librarian at Queen’s Medical Center Hawaii Medical Library in Honolulu, HI. Heidi replaces Marlene Oishi who retired in November 2019.
Elizabeth Schatz is the new NNLM Liaison for Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Medical Library in Honolulu, HI. Elizabeth replaces Jackie Chigawa.
Closed Network Members
We continue to update our Membership Directory and several member institutions have either closed or are no longer members of the NNLM.
Network membership is free and offers a variety of benefits and services. For more information, please go to our Members page. If your institution or organization is eligible, complete the Member Application to become a member of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region.