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We Like to Share the News about Your Achievements

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
  • Have you published an article recently?
  • Have you received an award?
  • Are you presenting at MLA?

We’d love to hear what you’re doing.  Then we’ll share your news in our MAR weekly postings.  Send your announcements to

Robin Siegel: HSLANJ Librarian of the Year

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Robin Siegel, CentraState Medical Center, for being honored as the 2014 HSLANJ Librarian of the Year.  For more information, please click here to read the blog posting on the HSLANJ website.

If that link is inoperable, please try this link:

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

If any of our network members have special announcements they’d like to share, let us know!  We’d love to brag about any awards received, publications, MLA-related news, or whatever.  Simply send your announcement to Missy Harvey at and we’ll be happy to share your news with ALL of our network members.

Network Members as Published Authors

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Colleen Kenefick, Rachel Boykan, and Maribeth Chitkara. Partnering with residents for evidence-based practice. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2013; 32(4):385-395, available from:

  • Rachel Boykan, Maribeth Chitkara, Colleen Kenefick, and Catherine Messina. An integrated practical evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum for pediatric residents: Two small group sessions to teach PICO question formation and searching strategies. MedEdPORTAL June 17, 2013, available from:

Passing of Former AAHSL Director

Friday, March 14th, 2014

It is with a sad heart that I notify you of the loss of a former colleague, Spencer Marsh, on March 10 in Calverton, NY.  Spencer was the Director of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University from 1996 until his retirement in 2008.  During his time at Stony Brook, Spencer helped to shape the Library’s physical footprint, expand its technological capabilities, and transition its journal collection to digital formats.

Prior to arriving at Stony Brook, he served as the Director of the Biomedical Library at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, and the Assistant Director at the UT Southwestern Medical Library in Dallas.

His dry wit, appreciation of music, and love of sharing a gourmet meal and a good glass of red wine will be truly missed.  He loved all things Italian and Italy was his country of choice to visit having made more than 50 trips with friends in tow!

No plans have been announced at this time.  A memorial will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to Jerry Marsh (brother) at:

Andrew White, PhD

Associate CIO, Health Sciences

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-8430

Utilizing Resources at Point of Care: One Aspect of Information Mastery

Friday, March 14th, 2014



Friday, April 4

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

  (HG305 – HOSPITAL, Junker Auditorium – ANTEROOM)

10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Utilizing Resources at Point of Care: One Aspect of Information Mastery

 Jay Zimmermann, MD

Bond Society Faculty

Assistant Professor
Family and Community Medicine
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Zimmermann recently spoke at PinnacleHealth.  He is an engaging speaker; we hope his  presentation provides some interesting discussion points for the group.

Please RSVP by March 28 to Helen Houpt



Registration:  10:00 – 10:30 AM

Business Meeting: 10:30 – noon

Lunch:  noon – 1:00 PM (lunch on your own in the HMC cafeteria)

Presentation and discussion: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Getting More Value from the Value Study: Using Evidence to Communicate your Worth

Friday, March 14th, 2014

MEDLI/BQSIMB Spring Meeting 2014

When: Thursday, April 17, 2014


Winthrop-University Hospital

286 Old Country Road, 2nd Floor

Mineola, NY 11501


9am-12:15pm (-2:15pm for Members)


BQSIMB Members: Free (includes continental breakfast and lunch during business meeting)

MEDLI Members: $25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch during business meeting)

Nonmembers: $30 (includes continental breakfast and program only)

Featuring:  Julia F. Sollenberger, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Associate Vice President and Director, Medical Center Libraries & Technologies

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

MEDLI ( and the BQSIMB ( will be bringing Julia Sollenberger to Winthrop-University Hospital for “Getting More Value from the Value Study: Using Evidence to Communicate your Worth” on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 9:00am-12:15pm.

Julia is the co-author of

  1. Marshall JG, Sollenberger J, Easterby-Gannett S, Morgan LK, Klem ML, Cavanaugh SK, Oliver KB, Thompson CA, Romanosky N, Hunter S.  The Value to Library and Information Services in Patient Care: Results of a Multisite Study.  J Med Libr Assoc. 2013 Jan; 101(1): 38-46.
  2. Sollenberger J, Holloway, RG Jr. The Evolving Role and Value of Libraries and Librarians in Health Care.  JAMA. 2013; 310(1): 1231-123.

Questions? Please contact MEDLI President Theresa Rienzo

Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Registration is now open for this year’s MLA-Philadelphia Chapter one day combined annual business meeting and continuing education event, Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill on April 24, 2014.

Keynote speaker Craig A. Umscheid, M.D., M.S.C.E, speech will be “Leveraging the Library to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Across an Academic Healthcare System.” Dr. Umscheid is the Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice, Penn Medicine.

This will be followed by an update from current MLA President Dixie Jones, MLS, and time to meet with vendors, the chapter annual business meeting and lunch, and the continuing education event in the afternoon.

Susan Fowler, M.L.I.S , will present the free continuing education session, Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians. Ms. Fowler is Clinical Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Reviews at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

This program has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

For more information and to register go to:

MAR Members to Be MLA Section Officers

Friday, March 7th, 2014

We are delighted to announce that two of our network members will be serving as section officers:

  • Nancy Glassman, elected incoming Chair-Elect/Program-Chair of MLA Medical Informatics Section
  • Nancy Tannery, elected Chair-Elect/Program-Chair of MLA Leadership & Management Section

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Winners of MLA’s Ida and George Eliot Prize—many are from our network:

  • Joanne Gard Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • Julia Sollenberger, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Sharon Easterby-Gannett, AHIP, Medical Libraries, Lewis B. Flinn Medical Library, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE
  • Lynn Kasner Morgan, Upper Montclair, NJ; Mary Lou Klem, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Susan K. Cavanaugh, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Camden Campus Library, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
  • Kathleen Burr Oliver, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Cheryl A. Thompson, Howard W. Odum Institute for Social Science, University of North Carolina−Chapel Hill
  • Neil Romanosky, NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University−New York, NY
  • Sue Hunter, Birnbaum Library, Pace University, New York, NY