Molly Harrington – 2020 MLGSCA Louise Darling Award Recipient

We are so proud of Molly!
From her nomination:

As a long-time member of MLGSCA, Molly has continued to support the chapter in many ways throughout the years, most recently as the internal auditor. Molly has served as a leader locally through the Central Arizona Biomedical Librarians (CABL) and the Arizona Health Information Network (AZHIN). She has welcomed us into the field of medical librarianship and is always a joy to work with because she gets things done and has fun!

CABL Virtual Meetings

Yesterday, June 3, 2020, CABL had it’s 2nd virtual meeting via Zoom.  It’s a great way for us to gather and still social distance.  Most of us shared how our libraries are doing and who is still working remotely or working from their location.  for those that are academic institutions, they discussed how students will be using their resources.

Keep an outlook for an email from Janice Hermer how to watch yesterday’s MLA webcast Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Peer Review: For Reviewers and Authors.  

Here are some pictures of the June 3, 2020 CABL meeting.

Tell Congress to Increase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution Now

RNs have been experiencing severe shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) as they work on the frontlines to provide vital care to COVID-19 patients. Tell your member of Congress to do everything possible to increase PPE distribution and prioritization to health care personnel! #GetMePPE

Information is coming to the attention of ANA of nurses being forced to take such drastic measures as reusing masks or making their own from available materials in their facilities – creating unsafe conditions for both nurses and their patients. This is unacceptable, RNs continue to work on the frontlines of this outbreak and should have the equipment needed to safely do their job.

We know RN’s are working around the clock, however  personalized letters have an even greater impact – if you or someone you know has been treating patients with COVID-19 or has COVID-19 and has time to share to share the story, please consider doing so in your note to your legislator.

An online submission form is available:

Happy New Year & Membership Renewals

Happy 2020 everyone!!  It’s the start of a new decade and CABL continues on into our 45th year!

Membership renewal is open and continues to cost only $20.

Among the benefits of membership are:

  • Email listserv to enhance communication among CABL members
  • Networking with colleagues – CABL membership is a great professional resource and networking catalyst for all those working in area health sciences libraries
  • Sponsorship of continuing education courses, guest speakers, and seminars
  • Cooperation among members/institutions

To join, please complete the 2020 CABL Membership Dues Form and mail it to the  address on the form, and include a check made out to CABL before March 1st.

We accept payment via paypal as well.  Email the treasurer for an invoice to be emailed to you.

If you have questions regarding membership, please email the CABL Treasurer, Sydni Abrahamsen at


CABL members tour Taliesin West Library

Special Library tour at Taiiesin West.
Taliesin West Librarian Elizabeth, catherine lockmiller (NAU Phoenix Biomedical Campus), Donna Throckmorton (AZ State Library), Kathleen Shepler (Banner – Univ. Medical Center Phoenix), Cinda McClain (Banner CME), April Aguiñaga (Valleywise Health), Kathleen Carlson (retired), Adrienne Brodie (AT Still), Betty Murphy (Heard Museum Library)

View more photos here.

CABL members spent part of October 30 at the Taliesin West Library with a very special behind the scenes tour.  Elizabeth has been the librarian there since 1986 and established the library and archives.  It was an amazing day listening to her stories about various people she’s worked with plus how one librarian makes a difference!

CABL Group visits Mayo Clinic – May 24, 2019

Cinda McClain, Kathleen Carlson, Syndi Abrahamsen, Lisa Marks, Hal Bright, Sally Harvey, Deb Schneider, Kelley Howard, Becky Birr, {Front}
Kathzy Zeblisky (holding flowers), Nita Mailander, April Aguiñaga

We had a fun afternoon at the Mayo Clinic on Shea Blvd.  Kathy Zeblisky was surprised to be awarded the MLGSCA Louise Darling award.  Many CABL members were in attendance and afterwards we were given tours of the various Libraries on the Shea campus.  Enjoy the pictures from that day.

Aug 7 CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar

Hello all,

Just a reminder we have an upcoming CABL Meeting & MLA webinar taking place on August 7th.

Details Below:

What: MLA Webinar Troubleshooting Systematic reviews Refining the Research Question followed by CABL Meeting
When: 11am Webinar & Meeting to follow
Where: Banner  University Medical Center Phoenix 1111 E. McDowell Rd (enter off 12th Street)

I hope to see everyone who can make it there!

Director Position Available, Southern CA

Head, Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California

USC Libraries seeks an experience, innovative, and service-focused professional to serve as the Head of the Norris Medical Library.  The minimum requirements for the position include at least four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in health sciences or related libraries; supervisory and leadership experience; demonstrated record of effecting change in complex information environments; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; and ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.  In addition, an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC.

For more information, please see the full position description at the URL below or contact Janis Brown, search committee chair, at <

Closing date for applications: open until filled. Review of applications will begin in early June.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background.  The university particularly encourages members of under-represented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.  USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.  Further information is available by contacting

May 24 CABL Meeting & Library Tour

Hello everyone,

On May 24th CABL will be hosting one of our quarterly meetings at the Mayo Clinic in Shea.  We will also have a library tour of the facilities there.

Please RSVP by May 10th, at 12pm:

When: May 24 1-3 pm
Where: Mayo Clinic in Shea (details to follow)

13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
What: CABL Meeting and Library Tour

See you all there!

CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar March 14th

Hi all,

We will be hosting MLA’s upcoming webinar “Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great” on March 14th and having our first CABL meeting of the year!

Date: March 14th
Time: 11amAZ time Webinar – Meeting to follow
Location:  U of A College of Medicine Downtown Phoenix, Health Sciences Building at 435 N. 5th Street. Attendees should check in at the security desk and then head to the library on the third floor.  Parking cannot be validated so bring a few dollars for parking.

Parking Information:

More information about the Webinar: