Annual Business Meeting

Leadership & Management Section (LMS) Annual Business Meeting: All are welcome!

- Tuesday, May 19 from 4:30 – 5:55 p.m., Austin Hilton Hotel, room 404.

A meeting agenda will be available in early May.


New LMS Professional Development Award

Apply for MLA Leadership & Management Section Professional Development Award – “Extended Deadline February 16, 2015″

The Leadership & Management Section (LMS) is pleased to invite applications from eligible LMS members for a new award providing a single recipient up to $1,500 toward leadership skills development through appropriate educational activities. The award is available to LMS members that have maintained membership for at least on one year and may be used for registration, travel, and lodging for an approved educational event.

Applications must be received by February 16, 2015 (extended deadline) and include:

  • Name, title, institution, address
  • Date joined LMS
  • Proposed leadership program or CE (full name, sponsoring organization, date(s) of program, description of the program with link to program web page)
  • Program fees, expected travel expenses


  • Letter of application to include:

1)      How the leadership program will support the applicant’s overall career goals

2)      The applicant’s specific learning and career objectives for the program

3)      How the applicant plans to apply course content in his/her current job, future career, and/or service to MLA.


  • Applicant’s CV
  • Letter of Support from supervisor/director to include:

1)      How the program will make the applicant more effective in his/her current role OR how the program will prepare the applicant for a new role in the current organization

2)      A general assessment of the applicant’s ability to benefit from the program

3)      A statement indicating whether/how the applicant will be given opportunities in the current organization to use the skills learned

Email application to:

Deborah Lauseng: dlauseng@umich.edu

All applications will be reviewed and the recipient selected by the LMS Award Committee. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by February 5, 2015.


Now accepting papers and posters for MLA 2015!

Submit Abstracts for Papers & Posters for MLA 2015 Librarians Without Limits

Deadline for abstract submission by authors is Monday, November 3rd.

Leadership and Management section sponsored programs–

Title: No Limits on Leadership Opportunities

Section program: 17

Cosponsors: Hospital Libraries Section, Corporate Information Services Section, Public Services Section, Molecular Biology and Genomics SIG

Program contact: Nancy Tannery

Program format: Contributed

Title: Limitless Leaders in Our Institutions

Section program: 16

Program contact: Nancy Tannery

Program format: Invited

Leadership and Management section co-sponsored programs-

Health Association Libraries Section

Title: Librarians, Evidence, and Systematic Reviews: Limitless Possibilities

Section program: 12

Cosponsors: Health Disparities SIG, Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Health Care SIG, Research Section, Cancer Librarians Section, Leadership and Management Section

Program contact: Susan Bolda Marshall

Program format: Contributed

More information about section themes-




MLA 2014 Programming

MLA 2014 Programming 

Building Capacity for Sustainable Innovation (contributed papers)
Monday, May 19th from 10:30 to 11:55 a.m., Location: Columbus U, Gold Level, East Tower
Cosponsors: Hospital Libraries Section, Medical Library Education Section, New Members SIG
Description: Libraries are constantly examining and assessing how best to improve internal efficiency and facilitate external partnerships to sustain innovations in their services and staffing. Through this program, librarians will share their knowledge and information regarding new roles for library personnel and organizational changes that they have experienced while they remain responsive and innovative, even in the midst of issues related to physical space, library collections, and budget allocations.

Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences Education: Scholarship and Publishing (contributed papers)
Monday, May 19th from 2:00 to 3:25 p.m., Location: Columbus U, Gold Level, East Tower
Cosponsors: Educational Media and Technologies Section, Libraries in Curriculum SIG
Program format: Contributed papers
Description: Librarians contribute to and collaborate on scholarship in fields beyond the realm of information sciences. Through this session, librarians will share their experiences with scholarship and publication in health sciences education, particularly those that involve innovations and leadership initiatives in educational leadership, library partnerships, curriculum standards, educational assessment, and educational technologies.

“Leading the Way in Assessing our Value” (contributed papers)                       Monday, May 19th from 10:30 to 11:55 a.m., Location: Regency A, Gold Level, West Tower
Lead Sponsor: Hospital Libraries Section
Description: Value assessment is an important first step, but now we need to use our data to promote our libraries. How have you utilized data from library value studies, return-on-investment, or other evidence-based library research projects to improve services and support patient-centered care? Have you used data successfully to develop administrative and/or fiscal support for enhanced library programs? Where does your library fit in with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute or Affordable Care Act? Is your library an integral part of the electronic health record? Tell us how you have used data to support your library and the mission of your medical center.


Agenda: 2014 Annual Business Meeting

Agenda: Leadership and Management Section, Annual Business Meeting, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 4:30-5:55 PM, Hong Kong Room (Gold Level, West Tower)

Call to Order Jim Curtis
Review & Approve 2013 Minutes Fran Allegri
Chair’s Report Jim Curtis
Treasurer’s Report Joe Swanson
Listserv Manager Stewart Brower
Section Council Report Teresa L. Knott
Jim Curtis
Bylaws Committee Cristina Pope
Communications & Social Media Committee Brenda Linaeres
Membership Committee Michael Fitts
Nominating Committee Teresa L. Knott
2014 Program Committee Deborah Lauseng
Old Business
Follow up discussion of membership survey, focus groups, and other ideas for engaging and serving members Teresa L. Knott
Deborah Lauseng
Other business
New Business
Strategic Planning: What to do about it? helen-ann brown epstein
LMS membership for Hospital Library Section Rising Star helen-ann brown epstein
Committees: Chairs and membership, how can we improve performance? Jim Curtis
2015 Program Planning Nancy Tannery
Other business



2014 Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected Section officers:

Chair Elect: Nancy H. Tannery

Secretary: Mary Shultz, AHIP

Treasurer: Mary Piorun, AHIP

MLA Nominating Committee Nominee: Pamela S. Bradigan, AHIP

Thank you to the LMS members who ran for office and to the LMS Nominating Committee!

Teresa L. Knott, AHIP, Nominating Committee Chair


Resolution Honoring the Leadership and Management Section of the Medical Library Association

Whereas, the Leadership and Management Section, formerly the Medical School Libraries Section, of the Medical Library Association (MLA), Inc. has been in existence for 65 years;

Whereas, the Leadership and Management Section was established to focus on the art and science of leadership and management, promote research and advance professional development in these areas;

Whereas, the Leadership and Management Section has supported the work of MLA’s Rising Star Program, Emerging Leaders Task Force, and the MLA board through its proposal to sponsor a rising star and its “MLA Professional Association Value and Planning Survey” which will help identify aspects of professional association membership that new members, potential members, and emerging leaders find valuable;

Whereas, the Leadership and Management Section nurtures the professional development of its members through educational programs and contributed paper and poster presentations at MLA’s annual meetings;

Whereas, the Leadership and Management Section has furthered MLA’s Research Agenda through support of the Donald A.B. Lindberg Research Fellowship;

Whereas, members of the Leadership and Management Section have furthered MLA’s mission by serving as MLA president and by serving on MLA committees and task forces; be it therefore 

Resolved, that the Medical Library Association commends the Leadership and Management Section for 65 years of excellent service and accomplishment in support of the profession of health sciences librarianship.

Adopted February, 2013


Happy 65th Birthday to LMS!

Apple iPad 2

At MLA 2013, the Leadership & Management Section (LMS) celebrates its 65th anniversary. Rather than celebrating with cake and punch, one LMS member who attends the Section business meeting will win a fabulous birthday gift – an iPad2!

There are of course some rules:

  • Must be Section member in good standing; officers are ineligible
  • Must submit an entry form in the first 30 minutes of the 2013 LMS Business meeting
  • Must be present when the winning entry is drawn at the close of the 2013 LMS Business meeting

The LMS Business Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 4:30-6:00 PM in the Hynes Convention Center, Room 200.


LMS Programming @ MLA ’13

mla13_color_smallThe Leadership & Management Section will be presenting the following programs as a lead sponsor or co-sponsor at the Boston MLA meeting.


Enabling and Enriching Transnational and Interprofessional Collaboration, Sunday, May 5, 4:30-6:00 PM, Hynes Convention Center – Room 310

  • First among Equals: Librarians as Leaders in Interdisciplinary Projects by Toni Hoberecht, Lynn Yeager, and Junie C. Janzen
  • Using Enterprise Data to Foster Research Mentoring and Collaboration by Theodora A. Bakker, Alisa Surkis, Joey Nicholson, Neil Rambo, and Stuart Spore
  • Interdisciplinary and Interinstitutional Collaborations: Opportunities and Challenges by Jennifer A. Lyon, Mary Edwards, Michele Tennant, Linda C. Butson, Casey B. White, Hannah F. Norton, and Rolando Garcia-Milian
  • Consenting Adults: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Patient Care via the Informed Consent Process by Margo Coletti

Collaborations for Health, Monday, May 6, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Hynes Convention Center – Room 311

  • Contributing Knowledge Management Expertise to Support a Personalized Medicine Cancer Center Innovative Effort by Taneya Y. Koonce, Adeola R. Davis, Mia A. Levy, William Pao, Mary Beth Bauer, and Nunzia Bettinsoli Guise
  • Taking Translational Science to the Community: Working with Community Health and Research Organizations by Pamela L. Shaw
  • Building and Sustaining Global Health Partnerships, One Country at a Time by Anne K. Seymour, Dineo Ketshogileng, Carlos Rodriguez, and Barbara Bernoff Cavanaugh
  • You Say Tomato, I Say Solanum Lycopersicum: Teaching Communication Skills to Basic and Clinical Researchers  by Marisa L. Conte

Educating for the New Jobs Now: From Library Education to Professional Development and Beyond, Monday, May 6, 3:00-4:30 PM, Hynes Convention Center – Room 309

  • No More Baby Librarians: The Expanding Disconnect Between the Realities of the Master’s of Library Science Degree and Expectations of Professional Practice by Katherine Schilling
  • Boot Camp for Newly Hired Health Sciences Librarians: A Pilot Project by Bogusia Trojan, Ani Orchanian-Cheff, and Marina F. Englesakis
  • Informing Future Roles through Research: A National Approach by Aoife Lawton, Kate Kelly, and Janet Harrison
  • Utilizing Internal and External Expertise to Enhance Professional Development through Reflective Practice by Mary Edwards, Michelle Tennant, Rolando Garcia-Milian, Jennifer A. Lyon, and Judith Roberts

Leading by Design, Not Default: Focused Direction in Support of the User, Monday, May 6, 3:00-4:30 PM, Hynes Convention Center – Room 313

  • Bringing Back the Librarian as Collection Curator in Data Driven Acquisitions (DDA): A Year-Long Experiment in Next-Generation E-Book DDA in an Academic Health Sciences Library by Megan Curran Rosenbloom and Mary Fran Prottsman
  • Service by Design: Mapping Expressed Information Needs and Preferences of Modern Academic Researchers to Information Services and Technologies by Fern M. Cheek, Anna Getselman, Lynda J. Hartel, Timothy J. Cain, Jeremy Kupsco, and Barbara Abu-Zeid
  • Reconceptualizing a Liaison Librarian Program to Develop a Research and Innovation Unit: How and Why We Did It and What We Learned by Amy L. Harper, Joanne Rich, Diana K. Nelson Louden, Lisa Oberg, and Tania Bardyn
  • Welcoming Users to Digital Libraries: Redesigning an Open Access Repository for Community Engaged Health Research by Jere Odell, Helen Sanematsu, and Emily Hardwick
  • Enhancing Library-Based Services for Clinical and Translational Researchers by Michele Tennant, Rolando Garcia-Millian, Jennifer A. Lyon, Hannah F. Norton, and Cecilia Botero

LMS membership dues support programming at the annual meeting. Please join us for these sessions!



LMS Annual Business Meeting Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 4:30-6:00 PM, Hynes Convention Center, Room 200
Call to Order Teresa L. Knott
Review & Approve 2012 Minutes Brenda Linares
  Chair’s Report Teresa L. Knott
  Treasurer’s Report Joe Swanson
  Listserv Manager Laurie Thompson
  Section Council Report Nancy Allee & Teresa L. Knott
  LMS CE Liaison Margo Colleti
  Bylaws Committee Cristina Pope
  Communications Committee Brenda Linares
  Membership Committee Michael Fitts
  Nominating Committee Nancy Allee
  2013 Program Committee Jim Curtis
 Old Business
  MLA Professional Association Value & Planning Survey and MLA 2012 Open Forum Nancy Allee
  Engendering Deeper Engagement: Follow-up Teresa L. Knott
 New Business
  2014 Program Planning Deborah Lauseng