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Chair-Elect Lara Handler

Terri Ottosen
Secretary

Everly Brown

Katherine Downton
MLA Chapter Council Representative

Bart Ragon
MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate

Beverly Murphy

Carolyn Schubert
MAC Nominee To The MLA Nominating Committee

Lori Hostuttler

Nancy Tannery





Chair-Elect

Lara Handler

Statement of Interest:
I am excited to use my enthusiasm as a MAC member if I am elected as the incoming Chair-Elect. Serving as Secretary for the past two years has taught me about the important roles of MAC in our region. If elected, I plan to focus on the services and benefits that MAC can provide to our membership, including affordable continuing education opportunities and better communication and outreach to and among members. I look forward to combining my experience with MAC and my skills as an outreach and liaison librarian to ensure that we remain a strong and active chapter.

Experience:
For the past six years, Lara has been the School of Medicine Liaison for the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her areas of interest include systematic reviews and evidence based medicine. Before joining the Health Sciences Library, Lara earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and she was the Outreach Librarian at the North Carolina Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped and an EPA/NIEHS intern. She has served on various MAC and MLA committees, including MAC's Honors & Awards and several conference registration committees, and is excited about this new opportunity as Chair-Elect.
Lara Handler
Terri Ottosen

Statement of Interest:
I have been a member of MAC since moving to the East coast about 12 years ago when I was welcomed by some of the nicest people in the profession. That happy beginning combined with all of the fulfilling years of service since then makes it an honor to be asked to run for MAC Chair. The Chapter is a thriving organization made up of talented and knowledgeable people, who can be energized to improve and stimulate the work of the Chapter. If elected, I will boost membership and promote outreach to recruit new talent to medical librarianship, while encouraging current members of MAC to fully engage in Chapter activities and initiatives. Technology and its use in distance education is a strong passion of mine and, as Chair, I would emphasize the use of technology to increase access and participation of those unable to attend Chapter conferences or meetings, and promote online learning opportunities for all MAC members. As an 18-year veteran of medical librarianship, I appreciate the importance of face-to-face meetings as well, so I would also promote formal networking events at our annual conference with programming that supports connections with existing colleagues as well as many opportunities to engage with new contacts.

Experience:
Terri is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She provides training throughout the Region including online classes that count toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from the Medical Library Association. She has served in this capacity for over nine years and was previously the Manager of the Medical Library at the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. Active professionally on the local, regional and national level, she has served on many committees and held offices, including recently, President of the Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL). Prior to her move to the East coast, she was an active member of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) Chapter. Terri is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Terri Ottosen

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Secretary

Everly Brown

Statement of Interest:
MAC is a great community of experienced and inspiring medical librarians and I would love the opportunity to use my time to give back to it. While I have enjoyed attending meetings and presenting posters, I believe that I can do more. If elected, I will work to record the business of the Chapter in a clear, accurate, and organized manner to make the information accessible to all. I would be honored to serve as MAC's Secretary.

Experience:
Everly is Head of Information Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Health Sciences & Human Services Library. She has served in that position since February of 2012. Prior to that, she was the Head of Circulation. She has been a member of MAC since 2007 and served on the 2007 MAC Annual Conference Registration Committee and was Co-Chair of the MAC Annual Conference Registration Committee in 2012. She is currently serving as a member of the MAC Annual Conference Contributed Papers Committee.
Everly Brown
Katherine Downton

Statement of Interest:
MAC provides excellent opportunities for librarians at all levels to stay connected, serve the profession, and develop leadership skills. I would be honored to help move MAC forward as Secretary and as a member of the Board. My past professional service, skills in organizing and written communication and recent experience as a MAC Committee Chair and will allow me to be effective in this position.

Experience:
Katherine serves as Research, Education and Outreach Librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In her four years as a health sciences librarian, she has been active in MAC as a member and now Chair of the Membership & Recruitment Committee. Other recent activities have included serving on the Local Arrangements Committee for the Quad Meeting in 2013, chairing an MLA jury and serving on a number of NAHRS committees. She was recently invited to join the MLA Membership Committee and began her term in June 2014.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland, she served as a librarian at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and at Saint Louis University, where she taught classes on doing research in many disciplines, coordinated instruction programs, developed collections, and provided research support to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and the community. After years working in general academic libraries she has found her calling in health sciences.
Katherine Downton

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MLA Chapter Council Representative

Bart Ragon

Statement of Interest:
MLA Chapters operate as local resources for health information professionals. Each region is unique and chapters are better suited in targeting their member's specific needs. While there is diversity in each region, all chapters share common interests, challenges, and opportunities. Chapter Council is the best resource for MAC to connect with peer organizations. If elected, I will diligently utilize Chapter Council to assist the MAC Board in serving the MAC membership.

Experience:
Bart is the Associate Director for Knowledge Integration, Research, and Technology at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia. As a MAC member, Bart has work as a member of the Professional Development Committee (2002-2005), Honor and Awards Committee (2005-2007), Membership and Recruitment Committee (2008-2011), and Chapter Council Alternate (2012 – 2015).
Bart Ragon
   

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MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate

Beverly Murphy

Statement of Interest:
I've been a member of MAC since 1993, serving the Chapter in several different capacities over the years. In a sense, I grew up in the library profession "while on MAC" and I suppose I will be a MACer for life. Our Chapter is strong and dynamic because of the membership, and we have some of the most talented, knowledgeable, and energetic professionals that I know. Although I've been actively involved in the Chapter, MLA, and in our profession over the years, I welcome this new and exciting opportunity to serve you. It would be an honor to represent you on issues related to MLA and its support of the Chapter.

Experience:
Beverly is the Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management, and Hospital Nursing Liaison, at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. She came to Duke in 1983 and served as Head of Reference Services from 1992-1996. Before coming to Duke, she was the Technical Services Coordinator at the Science Technology Information Center at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Beverly has been active in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA since 1993 and has served in a number of roles including Chapter Chair, Treasurer, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Financial Planning Task Force, MAC Messages Editor, and Registration Chair.

A Distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, Beverly has served in a variety of capacities for the Medical Library Association (MLA), including the Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Continuing Education Committee, MLA Diversity Symposium Planning Group, National Program Committee, Credentialing Committee, editor of the MLA News, Chair of the Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee, and most recently as a member of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Editorial Board.

Her local affiliation with the Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL) has included service as President and current roles on the Executive Board as Advisor and Webmaster.
Beverly Murphy
Carolyn Schubert

Statement of Interest:
As a new health sciences librarian, MAC has been my foundation for learning about the profession and meeting peers. My first Annual Meeting allowed me to learn about the variety of institutions, positions, and activities across health sciences librarianship. My early engagement in MAC allowed me to learn about how a single organization aims to foster a shared professional network in the MAC region. Communication throughout the year is one key to sustaining those relationships and encouraging engagement across the organization. Encouraging new members to document their experiences at the MACMLA Annual Meeting and highlighting the research achievements of MAC members at the MLA Annual Meeting are just some of the ways I have worked with MAC colleagues to continue developing a MAC identity and community. Because of these experiences, I would like to advance my work on behalf as MAC as the MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate and continue contributing to the organization that has provided so much professional support to my colleagues and me.

Experience:
Carolyn is the Health Sciences and Nursing Librarian at James Madison University. Carolyn has been an active member of MAC since 2011. She has served as a member of the Honors and Awards Committee (2011-2014) and the Communications Committee (2011-2014). Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Communications Committee building upon her experience as committee member and Social Media Chair for the 2013 MACMLA Annual Meeting conference. She continues her service to MAC as the Papers Committee Chair for the 2015 MACMLA Annual Meeting conference committee. Despite these other activities, you may be more familiar with her work as the MAC Messages blog coordinator (2012-present).

Beyond MAC, Carolyn also is active in other professional activities, including her membership in the NNLM SEA's Outreach to Health Professionals Committee and incoming position as Treasurer for the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) of MLA.
Carolyn Schubert

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MAC Nominee To The MLA Nominating Committee

Lori Hostuttler

Statement of Interest:
The selection of future MLA leaders is integral to the excellent support that MAC provides its members and also is key to guiding the way that our national organization serves and advances health sciences librarianship as a profession. I am a relatively new health sciences librarian, but would be honored to help shape the future of both MAC and MLA in this capacity.

Experience:
Lori has recently accepted a position at the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Prior to this recent change, Lori served as the Assistant Director and Access Services Coordinator at the WVU Health Sciences Library. She came to the WVU HSL in 2010 initially working in Research Services. She has been a member of MAC/MLA for four years, serving on the Communications Committee for the last two years. Lori has been a member of MLA for three years and was a first time attendee to the national conference this year in Chicago. She received her M.L.I.S. in 2009 from the University of South Carolina and also holds a M.A. in History from West Virginia University. Prior to coming to the WVU Health Sciences Library, Lori worked at the West Virginia and Regional History Center as well as a local hospital.
Lori Hostuttler
Nancy Tannery

Statement of Interest:
I am honored to run for MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee. I believe I can represent MAC in the selection of new leaders.

Experience:
Nancy has been a member of MAC since the Pittsburgh Chapter merged with MAC in 2009. She was co-chair of the 2013 MACMLA meeting held in Pittsburgh this past fall. She was chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter in 2001. Nancy has been a member of MLA since beginning her health sciences librarianship career. She is currently Chair-Elect of the Leadership and Management Section and has been the Government Relations Committee Liaison for the Public Services Section and a member of the Research Section. Nancy is Senior Associate Director of the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh.
Nancy Tannery



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