2020 Elections – Candidate Information

President Elect:

Carol Shannon, Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3193-6963

From the beginning of my work as a librarian, I have appreciated the work of the chapters and state organizations. They can be a more welcoming place than the national organization, and by making continuing education more accessible for those who can’t attend a national conference, provide opportunities for professionals at all levels and from all types of libraries to continue to learn throughout their careers. I look forward to learning more about the organization in the role of President-elect. In this position, I will encourage librarians at every level, from students to long-term librarians, to be engaged
with the work of the chapter.

Membership Secretary

Caroline Allen, Librarian, C.S. O’Brien Eye Library, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

“I hope to give back to the organization that has provided me with so much support.”

Dawn Hackman, Assistant Librarian
University of Minnesota, Health Sciences Library. Medical School Liaison. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3935-7037

Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. University of Iowa. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6370-2251

“I seek the opportunity to become more involved with the chapter. My prior experience on the Midwest MLA Membership Committee and my current
service on the MLA Membership Committee provide me with experience that would enable me to make a contribution to chapter as Membership

Simon Robins, Reference Librarian, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Neomed Library. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3264-5968

“I see this as a great opportunity to get involved with my local chapter of MLA. By maintaining the Chapter’s membership records, distributing renewal notices, and by advising the President on potential appointees, I can help the Chapter grow. I have prior experience co-managing my local chapter of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, while still a grad student in Vancouver, British Columbia, and I had similar duties to the ones assigned to the Membership Secretary. I performed these duties with careful attention to detail and enjoyed the experience”

Representative at Large

Anna Liss Jacobsen Social Sciences Librarian; Asst Librarian, University Libraries, Miami University of Ohio