MLGSCA Meeting March 25th – CABL Host Site

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s host site for the MLGSCA business meeting on March 25th at 9:30am-12:30pm.  If you are a current MLGSCA member or simply interested in the organization feel free to attend!

If you can’t make it you should be able to call-in to the meeting from a location that works for you.



Save the Date: CABL Meeting/MLA Spring Webcast April 16th

MLA eLearning

Mark April 16th on your calendars for our upcoming CABL meeting and the MLA Spring Webcast.

Fortis College will again host at:
Fortis College
555 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Free parking should be available in the section of the parking lot titled “Fortis College Parking” (green signs) or on one of the surrounding streets if full.


  • 11:00AM – 12: 30PM MLA Webcast
  • 12:30PM (approx.) CABL Meeting

Here is information about the MLA webcast:

Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication

2014 AzLA/MPLA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Arizona Library Association recently released a call for proposals for the 2014 joint AzLA/MPLA annual conference.

At last year’s AzLA conference in Fountain Hills multiple CABL members attended, volunteered, and presented posters.  This year’s upcoming conference provides an even greater opportunity for our members to share their knowledge and expertise with the larger librarian community (including many librarians who will be flying into Arizona from across the Mountain/Plains states). If you have even the slightest interest in developing a program then I encourage you to apply!  If you’ve never presented before, this conference might be a great place to try it out before moving onto something larger like MLA Annual.

See the following link for more details about the conference and a link to the submission form: 2014 AzLA/MPLA Annual Conference.

I’ll see you all at the opening session on November 12th at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Conference Center!

Save the Date: Quint Chapter Meeting 2014


The dates have been finalized for QuintEssential 2014: Convergence & Collaboration.  The meeting will take place in Denver, Colorado from October 12-16th.

The regional chapters of MLA attending include the:

Midcontinental Chapter of MLA (MCMLA)
Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona (MLGSCA)
Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG)
Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNCMLA)
South Central Chapter of MLA (SCCMLA).

Check out the official site for more information:

I look forward to seeing many of you in Denver!

CABL attends AzLA


CABL members were out in full force at the recent 2013 AzLA Annual Conference “Libraries in the eSociety” held in Fountain Hills from November 13th-15th.

In the exhibit hall, CABL members worked the MLGSCA booth promoting both organizations to attendees.

Many of our own CABL members also presented posters at the conference.  At the second poster session five of the six posters were authored or co-authored by CABL members!  Check out the image collection below for visual proof:

MPLA Leadership Institute Revised Dates: April 27 – May 2

The MPLA Leadership Institute dates have been moved forward a week to April 27 – May 2.  The application deadline remains November 1st for those interested in this Professional Development opportunity.

More information can still be found at:

MPLA Leadership Institute: May 4-9, Estes Park Colorado

As some of you may know, the deadline for the MPLA Leadership Institute is fast approaching on November 1st.

The MPLA Leadership Institute is an amazing professional development opportunity for library employees in the 12-state MPLA region (includes Arizona) where you can network and improve your leadership skills, among other things.

The 9th MPLA Leadership Institute will be facilitated by nationally known organizational development consultant Maureen Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan has over 25 years of experience in leadership development and is the Past President of the American Library Association. She helped establish the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a faculty member for its annual program.

Get all the details on eligibility and application materials here:

You do not need to be a MPLA member to apply.