Highlighting New Chapter Members

We’re reintroducing our highlight of new chapter members this issue! Each quarter, we hope to introduce some of our newest members. This issue, we’re highlighting Kristen Burroughs and Gina Schlesselman-Tarango.

Kristen Burroughs

Kristen Burroughs lives near Kansas City and is pursuing her MLIS at Emporia State University. She has twelve years of experience in healthcare and has been a registered nurse for nine. She currently works as a nurse in a Kansas City hospital, and as a customer service associate in a local public library system. She has a special interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in health sciences.

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango (she/her) joined Des Moines University in August 2021 in the role of Librarian and Associate Professor. Previously, she was the Coordinator of Library Instruction at California State University, San Bernardino, and she continues to play an active role in the development of the Framework for Information Literacy for Sociology, a companion document to the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Her research interests include peer-to-peer library engagement, race and gender in LIS, and reproductive labor and health. She hopes to network with and gain valuable ideas and insight from other health sciences librarians through her work with the Midwest Chapter of MLA.

Welcome to our newest members!

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