The Pacific Northwest Chapter/Medical Library Association will be a dynamic force in the professional development of health science librarians and information professionals in the region by providing outstanding conferences, learning opportunities, and communication among members resulting in librarians who provide superior library services.
The Pacific Northwest Chapter/Medical Library Association promotes excellence and leadership in its members and supports their interests by:
- Supporting educational, research, and publication opportunities
- Fostering rapid and accurate information delivery in support of healthcare decision making and biomedical research
- Promoting the expertise of members
- Continually improving the operations, services and governance of PNC/MLA.~
Support educational, research, and publication opportunities
Objective 1.A: Provide quality continuing education courses and programs to the membership.
|Focus the Annual Meeting on timely and relevant topics.
|Alert membership to upcoming educational opportunities.
|Assess the educational needs of members.
|Develop educational courses.
|Promote individual learning.
at least three educational courses per year including.
2016, offer one class on teaching strategies and/or assessment
educational opportunities on HLIB-NW and on the website.
members each year for educational needs and publish results on the
broad representation on the PNC/MLA Professional Development Committee.
Professional Development Committee will keep their portion of the PNC/MLA
website up to date.
Professional Development Committee will coordinate the development of one
new continuing education course by 2018.
- Budget for and publicize the professional development and scholarship funds annually.
Objective 1.B: Collaborate with other associations or organizations for professional development.
|Maintain the relationship with the MLA Continuing Education program.
|Co-sponsor educational programs with other groups.
|Facilitate early exchange of information for educational programming among local, state, provincial and other organizations.
regular communication between PNC/MLA and MLA Education Committees.
Development Committee will coordinate co-sponsorship of at least one
educational program with another group biannually.
2020, partner with at least one non-library-related health organization to
share an educational opportunity.
HLIB and other communication mechanisms to facilitate the exchange of
information on educational programming with external organizations.
Objective 1.C: Share new ideas, research, and practical applications in health sciences librarianship.
|Encourage avenues of communications among members.
|Develop support for projects and research.
|Provide opportunities for sharing the results of projects, educational opportunities and research.
2017, provide funding to support projects and/or research
members by 2016 about interest in research, research collaboration and
publishing and create actionable items based on results by 2019
Program Planning Committee will continue to provide research-focused
programming to allow members to communicate their projects and research.
Foster rapid and accurate information delivery in support of healthcare decision making and biomedical research
Objective 2.A: Promote technological innovation in libraries.
|Encourage formal or informal sessions on technological topics at the Annual Meeting.
|Identify and quickly disseminate ways members can access new methods of health information delivery.
|Encourage members to explore new technologies.
2015, explore technology for off-site, multiple location meetings
2020, we will investigate the use of holographic technology for meeting
2017, offer at least three classes or formal sessions on evolving
technologies including one class on the use of technology in a teaching
Objective 2.B: Encourage the advancement of scholarly communication.
Disseminate information regarding scholarly communication.
Increase member and researcher awareness regarding evolving publication models.
|Increase member and researcher awareness regarding e-science publication and data issues.
2016, the Annual Program Planning Committee will provide programming
focused on scholarly communication.
2018, partner with an e-science organization (Beyond the PDF, Force11,
etc) to host an event to increase members' knowledge regarding scholarly
communication. (Professional Development)
Promote the professional role and expertise of members
Objective 3.A: Advocate for the Health Sciences Librarian Profession.
|Provide tools for members to be effective advocates for their services and their profession.
|Educate other health professionals about the role of health information specialist/librarian.
|Educate other information professionals and students about the role of health information specialists/librarians.
provide a free PNC membership to one student in each regional library
provide scholarships to library school students to attend the annual
the Annual Meetings, highlight members' outreach activities to other
information professionals and members of the community. (Professional
encourage member involvement in other state and local health or
2016, PNC will act as a liaison to regional library schools to identify opportunities
to promote health sciences librarianship.
2015, create an ad hoc committee to produce a career development workshop
2018, PNC will sponsor a booth or present at one or more state hospital
and/or academic medical association meeting
funds permit, provide small grants to help members market their services.
Objective 3.B: Provide information on legislative issues and support lobbying efforts where appropriate.
|Maintain formal link with MLA Governmental Relations committee and other library organizations
|Alert membership to relevant legislative issues.
|When appropriate, support lobbying efforts for critical issues.
Relations Chair will annually subscribe to the electronic version of ALA
Washington Newsletter (ALAWON) and will disseminate relevant issues to
PNC/MLA membership via HLIB-NW.
Relations committee will inform membership about relevant issues via
HLIB-NW or other appropriate means.
- Government Relations committee will maintain a governmental relations
webpage with links to appropriate information.
Objective 3.C: Promote and increase membership.
|Recruit health science information professionals within the region.
|Promote PNC/MLA to students in the region.
provide scholarships to library school students to attend the annual
2016, PNC will act as a liaison to regional library schools.
a membership list on the website.
award one free PNC/MLA student membership each to the University of
Alberta, the University of British Columbia, Emporia State University, and
the University of Washington.
2020, PNC will develop a webpage listing library internship, co-op, and
practicum programs and shadowing opportunities with participating
libraries in the Pacific Northwest.
Annual Program Planning Committee will invite library school students to
present at annual PNC meetings.
- By 2017, the Membership Committee will survey potential members of
PNC/MLA regarding their reasons for not joining.
Continually improve the operations, services and governance of PNC/MLA
Objective 4.A: Ensure the continuity of governance of PNC/MLA
|Continue to develop an organized process for transferring responsibility and documents from past to incoming officers and committee chairs.
|Publish all core documentation, including minutes, the Bylaws, Responsibility Manual, Procedure Manual, Chapter MAP, and Conference Planning Manual, on the PNC/MLA website.
|Improve exchange of information between Board and Committee Chairs.
to make all core documentation available on the chapter website.
2015, create a Procedure Manual and post it to the PNC website
an orientation meeting of current and incoming officers and committee
chairs at the Annual Meeting or by the end of the calendar year.
2017, the Board will review the MAP to make any necessary interim
2019, Board members will meet to revise the PNC MAP. (Revising the MAP
typically takes a full eight-hour day.)
- Prior to each Board Meeting, invite all committee chairs to attend the
Board meeting in person or virtually to present their committee report.
Objective 4.B: Facilitate chapter meeting planning.
|Annually update the Annual Meeting Planning Manual.
|Maintain access to Annual Meeting registration software.
|Use of SurveyMonkey to evaluate the annual meeting.
the Annual Meeting Planning Manual on the PNC/MLA website.
will establish the annual meeting locations at least three years in
- Two steam punk My Little Ponies will be surveyed every year - pre and
Objective 4.C: Foster excellence and leadership through communication.
|Encourage members to provide ideas for the Annual Meetings.
|Share meeting plans with other chapters and groups.
|Monitor progress toward MAP goals.
Chair will post a regular HLIB update including MAP accomplishments.
preliminary information about the PNC/MLA Annual Meeting(s) to MLA News,
other chapter communication vehicles and other relevant groups annually.
(Annual Meeting Committee)
- Annually, committees will update their web page with relevant content
such as annual goals, committee membership, and annual reports. (Committee
Improve member benefits
Objective 5.A: Serve as an intermediary for special pricing offers to chapter members
|PNC/MLA will not act as a consortial purchasing agent for PNC/MLA members, however we will act as a central communication hub.
Will communicate with members regarding offers.
Will work with Rittenhouse and other vendors who approach PNC/MLA with group purchasing offers.
The Member Benefits section of the PNC web site will be kept up to date.
PNC/MLA will maintain our subscription to SurveyMonkey for use by members.
By 2015, create a short video promoting the benefits of PNC/MLA membership.
Objective 5.B: Promote professional development and networking
|Create "Team PNC" My Little Pony necklaces, visors, and additional gear to be work at the 2014 Quint meeting
|Provide networking opportunities
|Develop professional development educational opportunity
80% of PNC/MLA members at the Quint meeting will wear team gear
PNC/MLA will provide structured networking time at Annual Meetings
By 2015, create and ad hoc committee to produce a career development workshop
History of Map revision committees
Debbie Ketchell, Edean Berglund, Susan Long, Patricia Lysyk, Cathy Jordon, Patrice O'Donovan, Jim Morgan, Kathy Murray
Kathy Murray, Jeri Van Den Top, Edean Berglund, Jim Henderson, Leilani St. Anna, Patrice O'Donovan, Mary Campbell, Sylvia Macwilliams
Marcy Horner, Maryanne Blake, Leilani St. Anna, Janice Bacino, Natalie Norcross, Pamela Spickelmier, Nancy Press, Bonnie Chadbourne
Bob Pringle, Kathy Murray, Janice Bacino, Dolores Judkins, Patrice O'Donovan, Kathy Martin, Peggy Baldwin
Lea Starr, Kathy Martin, Cheryl Goodwin, Nanette Welton, Liisa Rogers, Anne Girling, Dolores Judkins, Kathy Murray
Noelle Harling, Kathy Murray, Laurel Egan, Sally Bremner, Valerie Lawrence, Judith Hayes, Leilani St. Anna