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Office Candidates
Chair-Elect Andrea Horne Rebecca Johnston
MLA Chapter Council
Representative
Julia Shaw-Kokot
MLA Chapter Council
Representative Alternate
Jonathan Lord Susan Nash Simpson
MAC Nominee to the
MLA Nominating Committee
Terri Ottosen Barbara A. Wright

Chair-Elect

Andrea Horne
Assistant Director for Information Services
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Andrea Horne
MILS, University of Michigan
Assistant Director for Information Services
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2005 - present
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association
Member, 1991-1996; 2000 - present
   • AV Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, Annual Meeting 2005
   • AV Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, Annual Meeting 2004
   • Member, Professional Development Committee, 2002-2003
   • Honors and Awards Committee, 1991-1994 (Chair 1993-1994)
   • Local Arrangements 1995 Annual Meeting
   • Registration Committee Chair, 1994-1995
Medical Library Association
Member, 1991-
   • Education Media and Technologies Section, 2000 -
   • Local Arrangements Committee, MLA Annual Meeting 1998
Philadelphia Chapter, 1996-2000
   • Education and Credentialing Committee Chair 1999-2001


Rebecca Johnston
Director, Information Access Center
Southern Regional AHEC
Fayetteville, NC

Rebecca Johnston
MLS, University of Pittsburgh
Director, Information Access Center (2001 - present)
Southern Regional AHEC, Fayetteville, NC
1989 - present
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association
Member, 1976-
   • Secretary, 2000-2001
   • Honors & Awards Committee, 2001-2003
   • Nominating Committee, 2002-2003
   • Program Committee, 2004-2005
   • Poster/Paper Committee, 2006
Medical Library Association
Member, 1976-
   • Senior Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, 1996-2006
Other Associations
   • Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL)
      • Member, 1994-2005
      • Secretary, 1994-1995
      • Nominating Committee, 1995-1996, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
      • Membership Committee, 1996-1997
      • Continuing Education Committee, 1998-1999
   • Cape Fear Health Sciences Information Consortium, 1989-
   • North Carolina Southeastern Library Directors' Council, 2001-


Chair-Elect | MLA Chapter Council Representative
MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate | MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
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MLA Chapter Council Representative

Julia Shaw-Kokot
Assistant User Services Department Head, Education Services Coordinator
Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Julia Shaw-Kokot
MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assistant User Services Department Head, Education Services Coordinator
Health Sciences Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1991 - present
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association
Member, 1985 -
   • Joint SC/MAC Meeting Planning Committee Member, 2004-2006
   • Chapter Council Alternate Representative to MLA, 2004-
   • Roundtable Planning Group, 2004-
   • Chair Elect, Chair, Past Chair, 1997-1999
   • Professional Development Committee, Chair, 1995-1996
   • Professional Development Committee, Chair-Elect, 1994 1995
   • Professional Awards Committee, Member, 1993-1994
   • Nominating Committee, Member, 1992, 2002
   • Financial Planning Committee, Chair, 1991
   • Treasurer, 1988-1990
   • North Carolina Reporter, MAC Messages, 1987-1988
Medical Library Association
Member, 1985 -
   • Chapter Council Co- Chair, Health Information Literacy Plenary Session for MLA 2007
      •Section Council Co-Chair, Judy Burnham
   • Awards Committee, Member, 2001-2004
   • Rittenhouse Award Jury, Chair, 2000-2001
   • Rittenhouse Award Jury, Member, 1999-2000
   • Program Committee, Hospital Library Section, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, 1989
   • Program Committee, Public Services Section, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, 1987
Other Associations
   • Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL), 1987 -
Honors and Awards
   • Marguerite Abel Service Recognition Award, Mid Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association, 1990


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MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate | MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
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MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate

Jonathan Lord
Collection Development Librarian
University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville, VA

Jonathan Lord
MLS, Southern Connecticut State College, 1980
Collection Development Librarian
University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville, VA
Clinical Librarian, St. Francis Hospital 1980 - 1986
Clinical Librarian, Hartford Hospital 1986 - 1990
Online Services Coordinator 1991 - 1998
Assistant Director, Learning Resources Center 1998 - 2000
Assistant Director, Collection Development, 2000 - 2006
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association
Member, 1991 - present
   • MAC Messages Newsletter Editor, 1992-1995
   • Publications Committee, 1994-1997
   • Publications Committee Chair 1996-97
   • MACMLA-L E-mail Listowner, 1995-1999
   • Chair-Elect, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, 1999-2002
   • Program Committee Chair, 2000 Annual Meeting, Roanoke VA
   • Nominating Committee Chair, 2002
   • Strategic Planning Task Force, 2004-05
   • Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair, 2005 Annual Meeting, Charlottesville VA
Medical Library Association
Member, 1980 - present
   • Publications Committee, 2002-04
   • Chair, Publications Committee, 2004-05
   • Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, 1994-1999
   • Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, 2000-present
Honors and Awards
   • MAC Marguerite Abel Service Recognition Award, 1995


Susan Nash Simpson
Associate Director
Laupus Library, East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Susan Nash Simpson
MLS State University of New York at Buffalo
Associate Director
Laupus Library
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2001-present
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association
Member 2001-present
   • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2003-present
   • Benchmarking Chapter Educator, 2004-2006
Medical Library Association
Member, 1993-present
   • Member, Task Force on Chapter Level Programming Leadership and Management Section, MLA, 2003-2006
   • Member, Local Arrangements Committee, 2004 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. MLA, 2003-2004
   • Facilitator, Chapter Council Roundtables, Benchmarking. 2004 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. MLA, 2004
   • Reviewer, Contributed Papers. 2004 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. MLA, 2004
Other Professional Activities
   • Chair-Elect, Midcontinental Chapter, MLA, 1996-1997
   • Chair, Midcontinental Chapter, MLA, 1997-1998
   • Chair, Regional Advisory Committee, National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Midcontinental Region, 1997-2001
   • Chapter Council Representative, Midcontinental Chapter, MLA, 1999-2001
University Activities
East Carolina University
   • Member, Executive Curriculum Committee, Brody School of Medicine, 2001-present
   • Member, Research Committee, Brody School of Medicine, 2004-present
   • Member, Best Practices Committee. Brody School of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2005
   • Member, Faculty Welfare Committee, 2006-present
   • Member, Committee on the Status of Women, 2006-present


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MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate | MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
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MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee

Terri Ottosen
Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region
Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Terri Ottosen
MLIS, San Jose State University
Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region
Health Sciences & Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
2005 - present
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association
Member, 2002 -
   • Co-Chair, 2007 Annual Meeting Committee
Medical Library Association
Member, 1992 -
   • Annual Meeting Local Assistance Committee, 2002-2004
   • Hospital Libraries Section, Professional Development Committee, 2003-2006
   • Chair, Awards Committee, Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, 2005-2007
   • Member, Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship Jury, 2006-2007
   • Senior Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, 2000-2006
Other Associations
   • Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona
       •  Member, 1992 - 2002
       •  Research Committee, 1996-1997
       •  Continuing Education Committee, 1997-1998
       •  Newsletter Editor, 1998-2000
       •  Secretary, 2000-2001
   • Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona/Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group Joint Meeting Planning Committee, 2001-2002
   • Tidewater Health Sciences Librarians (THSL)
       •  Member, 2002-2005
       •  Secretary, 2003-2004
   • Virginia Council of Health Sciences Librarians (VaCOHSL), 2002-2005
Honors and Awards
   • Scroll of Exemplary Service Award, Hospital Libraries Section, Medical Library Association, 2004


Barbara A. Wright
Reference Services Librarian
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Barbara A. Wright
MLS, East Carolina University
Reference Services Librarian
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University
1997 - present
Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association
Member, 1981-1995, 1997 -
   • Nominating Committee, 1984
   • Local Arrangements Committee - Exhibits: 1985, 1994, 2005
   • Program Committee, 1989
Medical Library Association
Member, 1981 -
   • Ida and George Eliot Prize Jury, 2006-2007
   • Hospital Library Section: Membership Committee: 1993-1996, Certificate of Service Representative: 1993-1995
   • Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, 1995-2010
Other Associations
   • South Central Chapter, Medical Library Association, 1995-1996
   • Association of North Carolina Health And Sciences Libraries, 1983-1995: President, 1992, President-Elect/Program Chair, 1991
   • Virginia Council of Health Sciences Libraries, 1999-2005: Executive Board Member at Large, Program Committee, 2001; Vice-President/President-Elect, 2002; President, 2003
University Activities
   • VCU School of Medicine, Education Outreach Committee, 1997-2000; CME Review and Accreditation [Advisory] Committee, 2000-2002
   • VCU Institute for Women's Health: Clinical Services Committee, 2004-; Education Committee, 2001-3; Funding and Development Committee, 1999-2001; Research Committee, 1999-2002


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