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Ryan Harris

Shannon Jones
Susan Arnold

Beth Ketterman
Steven Douglas

Diana McDuffee

Chair-Elect

Ryan Harris

Statement of Interest:

MAC is a dynamic and thriving chapter of the Medical Library Association, and I would be privileged to serve as MAC chair. Since joining MAC in 2007, I have had the pleasure of working with various MAC members and the MAC board. I would consider it a great opportunity to continue working with this diverse group, with its broad range of unique talents, skills, and ideas. Serving as chair would allow me to further contribute to MAC's efforts to support research, continuing education, effective communication between its members, networking opportunities, and outreach to new members in the region. In addition, I would also hope to address new and emerging needs of MAC members. My experiences serving in leadership roles in both MAC and MLA would make me a significant asset to MAC.

Experience:

Ryan Harris is the Reference and Research Services Manager of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He has been active member of MAC since 2007. He has served as a member (2008-present) and chair (2010-2012) of the Membership and Recruitment Committee. While serving as chair of the Membership and Recruitment Committee, he helped to develop the MAC Student Vision Scholarship Program, which continues today. In 2012, he represented MAC as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the MLA Quad Chapter Meeting. He is also active in the Medical Library Association. He has served as chair of the Relevant Issues Section and was a member of Section Council. He is currently a member of MLA's Membership Committee. His areas of interest include user-centered services and instruction, application of emerging technologies, and copyright and open access issues.

Ryan Harris

Chair-Elect

Shannon Jones

Statement of Interest:

Serving as a member/volunteer in MAC has enriched my experience as a health sciences librarian by providing me access to professional resources and amazing librarians. Librarians in the MAC region have been incredibly supportive in helping me to grow professionally specifically in helping me to gain skills in leadership, program planning and library advocacy. MAC has a strong tradition of not only promoting excellence in health sciences librarianship but also in providing a forum for librarians at all levels to grow. It would be an honor to serve the chapter as Chair. If elected, I plan to focus my efforts on working with the officers and committee chairs to advance the mission and work of MAC in the areas of member recruitment and retention, networking and collaboration throughout the region, and promoting affordable continuing education and development opportunities for ALL MAC members.

Experience:

Shannon is the Associate Director for Research and Education at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), a position she has held since 2008. In this role, Shannon provides leadership and vision for library instruction, research services, and outreach programs. Shannon has served on VCU's Council for Community Engagement and University Council. Prior to joining the VCU Libraries faculty, Shannon was a fellow in the National Library of Medicine's Associate Fellowship program.

Shannon has been an active MAC member since 2004. She is currently serving as a member of the MAC Recruitment and Retention Committee and was the co-chair for the 2011 Annual Meeting held in Richmond, VA. In 2005, as chair of the MAC Membership and Recruitment, Shannon created the MAC Scholars. Also in 2005, she was the recipient of the Marguerite Abel Service Award. In MLA Shannon was the founding co-convener for the MLA New Members SIG and a member of Emerging Leaders Taskforce that created the MLA Rising Stars program. Shannon has also held leadership positions within the American Library Association Reference and User Services Association.

Shannon Jones

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


Treasurer

Susan Arnold

Statement of Interest:

I have had many positive experiences in my twelve years as a MAC member and enjoy working with this organization and its members. I have had experience serving as Treasurer of several organizations, including the West Virginia Health Sciences Library Association, and would welcome the opportunity to serve MAC in this capacity.

Experience:

Susan began working as a reference librarian in 2001 at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Library, and was appointed as its Director in 2004. Prior to becoming a librarian, she served as Dietetic Internship Director/Clinical Nutrition Manager at West Virginia University Hospitals for almost 14 years. Susan has served MAC in many ways, including as a member of the Honors & Awards Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Annual Meeting Program Committee, a poster session judge, a roundtable recorder, and as Secretary. She served as Co-Chair in charge of local arrangements for the 2008 Annual Meeting and is currently serving as a member of the Exhibits Committee for the 2013 Annual Meeting. In addition, she is a member of the MLA Dental Librarians Section and has just completed service on the MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant Jury. Susan is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Susan Arnold

Treasurer

Beth Ketterman

Statement of Interest:

MAC is an engaging and dynamic chapter, so I would be honored to serve as it's Treasurer. If elected, I will bring four years of experience managing a $1.2 million collections budget to the table. Because of this experience, I have confidence and expertise to be responsible for the receipt, custody, and disbursement of funds for our great MAC Chapter.

Experience:

Beth is Assistant Director for Collections at East Carolina University's Laupus Health Sciences Library. She serves on the library's Administrative Council and holds positions on multiple committees at the Library, Division, and University levels. This committee work includes efforts in scholarly communications, copyright, faculty governance, and collection development and e-resources management activities. Before assuming the Assistant Director position in January 2011, she was Collection Development & E-Resources Librarian, and prior to that, a liaison librarian to the College of Nursing and Eastern AHEC Librarian.

Beth is actively involved in the MLA Collection Development Section and was recently elected Secretary/Treasurer of the section for the 2013-2015 term. She has also served on MAC's Professional Development Committee 2002-2005, and the former Publications Committee starting in 2005, and then served as chair of that committee from 2006-09. Her biggest accomplishment during those years was to migrate the MAC .pdf newsletter into the current MAC Messages blog.

Beth Ketterman

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


MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee

Steven Douglas

Statement of Interest:

As an active member of MAC since 2006, Steve believes that he has a good knowledge of the needs and interests of our chapter and can select nominees who will support our goals.

Experience:

Steve has worked at the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library for 12 years and is currently the Head of Collection Management. He is active in committees, sections, and SIGs in MLA and has twice served as MAC's representative to the steering committee of joint chapter meetings. Steve is a senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Steven Douglas

MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee

Diana McDuffee

Statement of Interest:

I am honored to run for MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee. As a past chair of MAC, I am interested in serving both MAC and MLA through the selection of new leaders. I hope to recommend librarians for MLA leadership that will keep MLA and MAC dynamic partners in the advancement and professional development of health sciences librarians. MLA plays a valuable role in the support and encouragement of libraries and our profession. We should honor the past accomplishments while increasing the association's value to its existing and potential members.

Experience:

Diana's professional experience at UNC Chapel Hill has been devoted to leading UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library's off-campus support for health professions education and service to citizens of North Carolina. Supporting hospital librarians and delivering quality consumer health information to North Carolinians is a major focus for her work. She is the Network Director of the NC AHEC Library and Information System which includes the AHEC Digital Library (35+ hospital consortium). She is chair of Regional Advisory Committee for SEA NN/LM where she has gained insight into the outreach interests and activities of the members of the SEA region. She has demonstrated her interest in supporting librarians' welfare through her leadership roles in MAC and in the Professional Welfare Committee of the Librarians' Association at UNC Chapel Hill.

Diana McDuffee

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