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MLA’s Web 2.0 Webcast

The Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices: Discovering the Participatory Web,” was a great success! We even had participation from our Region in the webcast! Andrea Lynch, from the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, was one of the guest speakers who was prerecorded. Behind the scenes, both Rikke Ogawa, also from the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, and Marie Kennedy, from the University of Southern California Norris Medical Library, serve on the MLA Social Networking Software Task Force with Bart Ragon, who was one of the main speakers.

As a follow-up to the event, Sharon Dennis, NN/LM PSR Technology Coordinator, posted a message about the webcast on the NN/LM PSR Social Networking Site as a forum for discussion. David Rothman, author of, who was another presenter during the webcast, has now joined our social networking site and is now available for chat with any of our members who have chat capability. If you have not signed up for this site, you can request an invitation from Julie Kwan, Sharon Dennis, or Marco Tamase.

We will be receiving a copy of the MLA webcast on DVD and VHS. You can request a loan from NN/LM PSR’s web site at the Lending Library page. We will send out a message when the items are available for loan. For more information about the webcast itself, please go to the MLA website.

We’d like to thank the following host sites that participated in the event and made it possible for 122 people in our region to attend the teleconference!


Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (MIHS)
Number of participants: 17
Site Coordinator Name: April Aguinaga
Phone: 602-344-5197

Arizona Health Sciences Library
Number of participants: 11
Site Coordinator Name: Mikel Bates
Phone: 520-626-8087


Kaiser Permanente Alameda County
Number of participants: 15
Site Coordinator Name: Sara Pimentel
Phone: 510-271-2360

UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research
Number of participants: 7
Site Coordinator Name: Amy Andres
Phone: 559-499-6505

UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Number of participants: 18
Site Coordinator Name: Andrea Lynch
Phone: 310-206-5020

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Number of participants: 8
Site Coordinator Name: Susan Ulrich
Phone: 831- 625-4550

Del E. Webb Library
Number of participants: 16
Site Coordinator Name: Andrea Griffith
Phone: 909-558-4581


Savitt Medical Library
Number of participants: 11
Site Coordinator Name: Terry Henner
Phone: 775-682-7301


University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Number of participants: 19
Site Coordinator Name: Lisa Anne Matsumoto
Phone: 808-236-8201

Please feel free to contact Melina Duenas if you have any questions.
Melina Duenas, Office Manager at NN/LM PSR
800-338-7657 Toll Free (AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific Basin)
310-825-5389 Fax

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