Corey Harmon is currently the Head of Access Services at East Carolina University’s Laupus Health Sciences Library where he supervises a team of four is responsible for oversight of circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, and holds. He also participates in the library’s systematic review service and provides helps with literature reviews and search strategy development as well as collection development for the library’s extremely popular anatomical model collection. He has nearly 20 years of library experience covering almost every area of librarianship and 6 different types of libraries. While he was an undergraduate he worked as a library student employee and he interned at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park, NC during library school. Following the completion of his MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009, he has worked at Southern Crescent Technical College, Mauney Memorial Library, the post library at Fort Knox, KY, and the United States Military Academy Library before beginning his current position in 2018. He joined MAC in 2018 and has attended every annual meeting since then. Corey is a member of AHIP, has served on the MAC Nominating Committee twice, is the Chair-Elect of the Public Services Caucus for MLA, the Chair of the Exhibits Committee for the MAC 2023 Annual Meeting and the Program Co-Chair for SC/MAC 2024 Joint Meeting. He is currently the Co-Chair for the Scholarship committee and is concluding his term as Past-President of the Association of North Carolina Health and Sciences Librarians.
Statement of Interest
It is an honor to be nominated as Chair-Elect of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter. MAC is the most interesting, engaging, and satisfying professional organization of which I have been a member. Since joining MAC, I have greatly appreciated MAC’s regional focus and supportive environment which has allowed for excellent professional development and networking opportunities, and the best library conferences I have ever attended. The innovation and openness to change that the pandemic required libraries and librarians to embrace will continue to impact us for years to come. I believe that many of those changes are good opportunities for MAC because they can enable the organization to continue supporting its members regardless of who or where they are. I would be thrilled to be able to give back a portion of what this organization has given me as its Chair-Elect.
Sarah Wade, MLS, is one of two Medical Librarians at the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in History Education from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina and her Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.
She is a member of North Carolina Library Association (NCLA), American Library Association (ALA), Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) Medical Library Association (MLA), Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA, and the Association of North Carolina Health and Sciences Librarians (ANCHASL). As a member of MLA, she serves on the MLA Education Steering Committee where she is the liaison to the New Health Sciences Education Task Force, Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services (NAHRS) Essential Nursing Resources list update task force, immediate past chair of NAHRS, the ANCHASL Social Media Editor and secretary, and the co-chair for the ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group Membership, Recruitment, and Retention Committee.
Sarah and her husband Paul, who is a machinist for Flowserve in Garner, NC, live in Holly Springs, NC with their daughter, Caroline, and doghter, Emma. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband and daughter, reading, playing with Emma, and spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew.
Statement of Intent
As chair of MAC, I will work to make sure that everyone feels included in every aspect of MAC and that those that want to be involved are included in the work of the organization. I will also work to make sure there is a diversity of members on our organizational committees so that every voice is heard. I will seek out opportunities for MAC to be involved with events that surrounding regional chapters are doing as well as events that the NNLM region 1 office are hosting. Doing this will help to spread goodwill and possibly open up opportunities for us to be more involved with other organizations later down the road.
MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
Brandi Tuttle is a Research & Education Library at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives in Durham, North Carolina. She has been in this role since January 2006. A veteran and former public librarian, Brandi has been active in MAC since the very year she joined Duke by serving on the Poster Committee for the 2006 Annual Meeting. She has continued to serve in a variety of roles over the years including as Co-Chair of the eScience Symposium, as Treasurer on the Board from 2011-2014, on several Annual Committees, and as Co-Chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC. Currently she is on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She has also been active in MLA since 2006 with roles on the 2018 National Program Committee, the Technology Advisory Committee, several juries, the Books Panel, the Educational Media & Technology Secretary/Treasurer and Website Editor, and as the Chair of the Education Domain Hub. She is currently the chair-elect of the Technology in Education Caucus. She has served as a MAC Buddy, as an AHIP Mentor, and co-written a chapter on Cultural Humility with colleagues from the MLA LGBTQIA+ Caucus.
Statement of Interest
It would be an honor and privilege to represent MAC as a member of the MLA Nominating Committee. I believe my wide breadth of experience in both MAC and MLA would be an asset to the Nominating Committee, if selected. I have served on the Nominating Committee once before (2015) and remain committed to ensuring that your slate of potential leaders represents a broad set of experiences, viewpoints, and qualifications.
Roy Brown is a Research and Education Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he serves as the Nursing Liaison, supporting both the VCU School of Nursing and the nursing professionals at VCU Health. He has held this position for 12 years and has been an engaged member of both MAC and MLA during that time. Roy has actively contributed to both organizations.
He served as a member of the MAC Annual Meeting Program Committee in both 2011 and 2022. Additionally, he has been actively involved in MAC, serving on both the Communications Committee and the Research & Assessment Committee, where, during his tenure on the committee, he also served as its chair. During his time as the chair of the Research & Assessment Committee, he worked diligently to increase the funding available for grants and played a key role in improving the application process.
In addition to his contributions to MAC, Roy has been an active member of MLA, where he has served on several committees, including chairing the Rising Stars Committee, serving on the JMLA editorial board, and participating on various juries. Currently, he is a member of the MLA Vision 2048 Task Force.
Statement of Interest
To be selected to represent MAC as a member of the MLA Nomination Committee would be an honor and a responsibility that I would take seriously. It is of paramount importance that individuals identified and selected by the nominating committee truly reflect the diverse membership of MLA. Collaborating with fellow committee members to identify candidates who can effectively lead MLA and contribute to the betterment of our profession is significant work. I firmly believe that my extensive experience and years of service in various capacities within both MAC and MLA, along with my engagement in DEI activities at VCU, would be valuable assets.