Regional Advisory Committee
The role of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) is:
- To advise NN/LM PSR staff on implementing programs to improve health professionals' and consumers' access to biomedical information, within the framework of the NN/LM PSR contract with the National Library of Medicine;
- To review and evaluate NN/LM PSR programs and services; and
- To encourage health professionals, health science libraries, community organizations, and others to participate in regional and national programs affecting the delivery of health information.
Regional Advisory Committee members attend meetings held periodically at UCLA; receive progress reports and other NN/LM PSR publications; further two-way communications between NN/LM PSR and constituent groups; serve on subcommittees, e.g., on outreach proposal review; and participate in an electronic discussion list to raise issues and provide feedback to NN/LM PSR staff. The most recent RAC meeting was held on March 27, 2013 at UCLA.
The RAC is made up of health professionals; health sciences librarians from hospital libraries and other large and small medical libraries within the region; representatives of state library agencies and public and school libraries; representatives of health information consumer groups, and representatives of partner organizations. The RAC membership includes several directors from regional Resource Libraries, and a representative from each of the region's Medical Library Association chapters.
Current RAC members
- Danielle Carlock, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ
- Alison Clement, Marshall Medical Center, Placerville, CA
- Steve Dimoulas, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, NV
- Elizabeth Dixon, RN, PhD, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA
- Yamila El-Khayat, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Terry Henner *, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV
- Stephen Kiyoi, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
- Julie Kwan *, UCLA Biomedical Library and Science & Engineering Library, Los Angeles, CA
- Angela Lee **, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
- Irene Lovas **, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Shar Murphy, The Honors Academy of Literature & The Liz Warner Love of Learning Library, Reno, NV
- Eileen Packer, Healthcare Assessment Resource Center, Palm Desert, CA
- Darlene Parker-Kelly *, Charles Drew University, Los Angeles, CA
- Peggy Tahir **, University of California, San Francisco, CA
* Resource Library Representative
** Medical Library Association Chapter Representative