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Librarians Fulfill Committee Responsibilities at International Meeting

Six librarians from LSU Health Shreveport recently attended “Mosaic ’16,” a conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, sponsored jointly by the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarians Conference.  Our librarians participated in numerous committee meetings throughout the conference. Dixie Jones, Library Director, co-chaired the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.   Ms. Jones also attended the meeting of MLA’s Grants and Scholarships Committee as well as Editorial Board meetings for the Journal of the Medical Library Association and the Journal of Hospital Librarianship. Library Associate Director Will Olmstadt attended the meeting of MLA’s Credentialing Committee as the liaison from the regional chapter.  Lexi Brackett, Reference Librarian, has been appointed to MLA’s Membership Committee, so she attended its meeting. Montie’ Dobbins, Head of Access Services, attended several committee and section meetings, serving as Elections Committee Chair of the Chapter Council and Bylaws Committee Chair of the Public Services Section.  David Duggar, Head of the Library Liaison Program, was installed as treasurer for MLA’s Cancer Librarians Section.  Other meetings he attended were in fulfillment of his responsibilities as Immediate Past Chair of MLA’s Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section.  Julia Esparza, Head of User Education and Outreach Services, attended a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee to Review Core Clinical Journals.   Kudos to these librarians for representing LSU Health Shreveport so well on the international level!