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Office Candidates
Chair-Elect Dan Wilson Diana McDuffee
Secretary Terri Ottosen Katherine Rickett
MAC Nominee to the
MLA Nominating Committee
Anne Linton Bart Ragon


Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson is Associate Director for Collection Management & Access Services at the University of Virginia's Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, where his job responsibilities include assessment, marketing, space planning, and workflow analysis. He holds an undergraduate degree in History from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an M.L.S. degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Dan has been a MAC member since 1992. His involvement in MAC started as a volunteer photographer for Roanoke annual meeting. Since then, he has served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and is currently the chapter's Benchmarking Liaison.

Dan is also the coordinator for the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan. In that capacity, he works with NN/LM staff across the nation in promoting emergency preparedness to Network members. If elected, Dan would like to make emergency preparedness the focus of his tenure as chair.

Dan Wilson

Diana McDuffee

Diana McDuffee is the Network Director of the NC AHEC Information and Library System and head of the AHEC Department at UNC Chapel Hill which includes the staff of NC Health Info, the AHEC library network, and the AHEC Digital Library. NC Health Info, the prototype for NLM "Go Local", and the NC AHEC Digital Library were developed under her leadership. She has been awarded several external grants and contracts from NN/LM, NLM, The Duke Endowment, and the State Library of North Carolina. Her work with hospital libraries in North Carolina includes the development of a North Carolina hospital library consortium that is part of the AHEC Digital Library. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She serves on the Oversight Committee for SEA NN/LM Regional Library chairing the Outreach Committee. Her most recent work with the MAC chapter has been as a member of the Research "Special" Committee chairing the committee 2006-2007. Her community activities included serving two and a half elected terms on the Carrboro (NC) Board of Aldermen from 1995-2005.

Diana McDuffee

Chair-Elect | Secretary | MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
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Terri Ottosen

Terri Ottosen has served as the consumer health outreach coordinator for the Southeastern Atlantic region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since February 2005. She has worked in public, academic and medical libraries for over 15 years enjoying every aspect of library work from shelving to management. Terri began her professional career as a reference librarian in south central Los Angeles and continued in an academic medical center as the bibliographic instruction coordinator and reference librarian at the University of Southern California. Terri recently held a position as manager of a hospital library in Virginia, bringing a variety of knowledge and understanding of the field that assists in her current role. Terri has experience teaching, developing classes, budgeting, and consultation. In southern California, she served as newsletter editor for the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona for two years and as Secretary for a year. Last year, she successfully co-chaired the MAC annual meeting and served as Secretary of the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of MLA. She is very active in the profession, has served on many professional committees, and is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Katherine Rickett

Katherine Rickett joined Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University in 2006 as a Liaison to the Brody School of Medicine. I work primarily with clinical faculty, residents, and fellows. From 2003 to 2006, I was a reference librarian and later Assistant Branch Manager, at Kirn Memorial Library, Norfolk VA., where I served as their subject specialist for consumer health and psychology. From 1986 to 2003, I was the Health Sciences Librarian at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake VA. From 1981 to 1986 I was the Medical Librarian at Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth VA. My library career began as the Reference/ILL Asst. for Moorman Memorial Library at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (1976-1981.)

Aside from my brief segue into public libraries I have been a member of the MLA, and an active member in MAC/MLA, serving as Treasurer (1982-1984), Continuing Education Committee member, Annual Meeting (1986), Nominating Committee member (1987), Program Committee member (1988, 1989), and Local Arrangements Committee, Co-Chair for the 1991 Annual Meeting. I called the organizational meeting for VACOHSL (the Virginia Council of Health Sciences Librarians) and co-drafted the initial bylaws. I was the Interim Chair for the Council's first year (1982), Chair from 1984 to1986, and Tidewater Health Sciences Librarians (THSL) representative from 1982 to 1986. In addition to VACOHSL rep, I served THSL as Secretary (1978 - 1979), Program Chair/Chair Elect (1988 - 1989), and Chair (1989-90). I also served as Chair for the Eastern Virginia Medical Information Network (1989-90) and was a member of the Regional Medical Library Services Regional Advisory Council from 1986 to1988.

If elected secretary, I would bring to the office an understanding of academic and hospital librarianship, as well as experience in MAC/MLA and other professional organizations. MAC/MLA is a vital and much needed organization and I would be glad to serve as its secretary.

Chair-Elect | Secretary | MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
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MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee

Anne Linton

Anne Linton is Director of the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University. She has served in that position since January 1998 and in various other positions at Himmelfarb since 1984. Ms. Linton also holds the rank of adjunct associate professor in the Department of Medicine and is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She is a graduate of Georgetown and Drexel Universities. Her main areas of interest include access to electronic resources, health informatics, and information literacy. She has served as a lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America. Recent service to the Medical Library Association includes: Chair, Nominating Committee, Leadership and Management Section (2006-2007), Chair, Leadership and Management Section (2005-2006), Program Chair, Leadership and Management Section (2004-2005), Co-Chair Local Arrangements Committee for 2004 Annual Meeting (2002-2004), and Secretary, Leadership and Management Section (2001-2005.) Recent service to MAC includes: Professional Development Committee (2006-) and Nominating Committee (2004-2005). Ms. Linton is also active in the local chapter of the Special Libraries Association, having just completed here tenure as the Chair of the Joint Spring Workshop, an annual educational program sponsored by Washington, DC area library associations.

Bart Ragon

Bart Ragon is the Associate Director for Library Technology Services and Development at the University of Virginia. He earned his library degree from University of South Carolina. His interests include Web-based library services, project management, biomedical informatics, and an unhealthy fascination with Battlestar Galactica (So Say We All!). Recent service to MAC includes, Honor and Awards Committee Member (2005 - 2007 - Chair 2006 - 2007), Professional Development Committee (2002 - 2005 - Chair 2004 - 2005), and Local Arrangements Committee (2004). Service to MLA includes, Task Force on Social Networking Software Chair (2007 - 2009) and MLANET Editorial Board (2002 - 2005).

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