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Chair-Elect Emily Mazure David Nolfi
MAC Nominee to the
MLA Nominating Committee
Fran Allegri Paula Raimondo

Chair-Elect

Emily Mazure

Statement of Interest:

I am honored to be nominated for the position of Chair-Elect, and if elected I would bring both historical perspective and awareness of future needs for MAC/MLA. As Chair-Elect I would strive to continue the strong record of meeting member needs through initiatives such as the creation of online learning opportunities.

My Experience:

  • Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan, 2007
  • Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University, 2007-2009
  • Education and Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009-2011
  • Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian, Duke University, 2011-Present

In my work, I enjoy the challenge of taking on new and undefined roles. I have investigated new opportunities and methods for providing instruction by leading projects to test new instructional technologies. As the first liaison to Duke's biomedical researchers, my work has focused on exploring what resources and services libraries can provide to support the needs of biomedical researchers and how best to market the library and reach out to its users.

I have been an active member of MAC since moving to North Carolina in 2007. During my 3 year tenure as the Chair of the new Research & Assessment Committee I have been involved in MAC Board Meetings and have had the pleasure of working with numerous MAC members. Under my direction, the Committee developed new activities and resources for MAC members, including the Research Panel at the 2010 Annual Meeting and the Research & Assessment Grant.

Emily Mazure

Chair-Elect

David Nolfi

Statement of Interest:

MAC does an outstanding job of promoting excellence in health sciences librarianship. If elected Chair, I would work with the officers and committee chairs to build upon this record of success by exploring new ways to provide affordable and manageable professional development and networking (as suggested by MAC's 2011 Needs Assessment survey). I would be honored to serve as MAC's chair and believe my combined experiences in MLA leadership, program planning, higher education, and librarianship have prepared me well for this role.

Mini-Biography:

David Nolfi is the Health Sciences Librarian & Library Assessment Coordinator at Duquesne University. In addition to serving on the library's management team, he is the liaison to the allied health, nursing, and pharmacy schools. He participates in several university-wide efforts including accreditation, faculty grievance, and learning outcomes assessment. He was the first librarian to serve on the university assessment committee and chaired the sub-committee that wrote institutional learning goals ("Dimensions of a Duquesne Education").

Prior to joining Duquesne's faculty, David worked as a medical librarian with responsibility for planning and marketing continuing medical education activities at The Washington Hospital in Pennsylvania.

David has been a member of MAC since the merger and had been a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter since 1990. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the 2013 MAC annual meeting, as well as a member of the MAC Membership and Recruitment Committee and the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region's Resource & Academic Libraries Special Advisory Group. He edited the Pittsburgh Chapter's newsletter from 1995-2007. On a national level, David has been active in MLA's Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, serving as Section Chair, Membership Chair, and Honors Chair. He also served as a member of Section Council and the MLA Membership Core Committee.

David is particularly interested in how librarians can participate in institutional leadership and has presented on related topics at the Library Management Institute as well as ACRL and Middle States Commission on Higher Education meetings. He believes that librarians should seek to be directly involved with faculty research and has published and presented with nursing and allied health faculty in a variety of publications and conferences.

David Nolfi

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

Fran Allegri

Statement of Interest:

If elected as MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee, I would give the position my energy, as well as experience in several professional organizations, in order to give back to this outstanding Chapter.

Experience:

Francesca (Fran) Allegri, AHIP, is Head of User Services for the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position she has held since 2000. Prior to that she served in several positions at HSL, including stints as Associate Director for External Relations, Planning and Communications Manager, and Administrative Services Librarian. She began her library career at the Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois-UC. She is a long-time member of MLA, currently secretary of the Leadership and Management Section, and a member of the Research Section, Hospital Libraries Section, and Public Services Section. She served the latter section as Chair-elect, Chair, and Past-Chair. As a member of MAC, she facilitated Chapter Council Sharing Roundtables, served on the Program Committee, was a co-chair of the 2010 E-Science Symposium, and has presented papers and posters at Chapter meetings.

Fran Allegri

MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee

Paula Raimondo

Statement of Interest:

Having represented MAC on Chapter Council for eleven years (three of them as Chapter Council Chair), Paula believes she has a good sense of the needs of our chapter, and can suggest nominees that will work hard to represent MAC to the MLA Board.

Experience:

Paula is the Head of Liaison and Outreach Services at the University of Maryland Health Sciences & Human Sciences Library. She has served in that position since January 2006. Prior to that, she was the Library's liaison to the school of medicine. Paula has served on the university's Institutional Review Board since 2004. Recent MLA activities include Chair of Chapter Council, membership on the Credentialing Committee, membership on the Fellows and Honorary Members Jury and AHIP Mentor. MAC activities include co-chairing the Registration Committee of the Quad 2012 meeting, membership on the Nominations Committee, and Chapter Council Representative and Alternate. Paula is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Paula Raimondo

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