CABL 6/10/21 Zoom Meeting

Recording link:

Passcode: K6b5W*p7

Nancy Showalter announced that she will be retiring June 26. She has worked for Banner for12.5 years—5 years at Del E. Webb library and the last 7.5 years at Good Sam now Banner University Medical Center Phoenix library. We’ll miss you Nancy!

CABL Zoom Meeting 3.18.21

On March 18, 2021, we had our first CABL meeting of 2021. While it was virtual it was wonderful to see so many online plus celebrate the publishing of Michael Kronenfeld’s book – he gave us a wonderful presentation about his book. Minutes from the meeting have been posted and a recording was made, please email Janice or one of the board for the login info.

Many Congrats to Michael R. Kronenfeld

He has been awarded the Janet Doe Lectureship for 2022 and it will be at MLA 2022.,-grants,-and-scholarships-recipients?source=5

Also he and his wife co-wrote a “A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship”

To make it hat trick they welcomed their 6th grandchild born on March 4, 2021 in Israel.

Congrats to Naomi Bishop

So excited to see that Naomi Bishop was honored as one of the 2021 I love my librarian award winners

Naomi Bishop

A nice write-up from University of Arizona Phoenix Biomedical Campus about Naomi’s receipt of the ALA award:

2021 CABL election results

Good Morning,

Congratulations to our election winners, who won unanimously.

President Elect: Naomi Bishop

Secretary: David Bickford

The 2021 leadership will be:

  • Janice Hermer, President
  • Naomi Bishop, President Elect
  • Kelly Akin, Past President
  • Sydni Abrahamsen, Treasurer
  • David Bickford, Secretary

Thank you all for voting.  Thanks to Hal Bright and Catherine Lockmiller for serving on the Nominating Committee.

Happy Holidays!

Kind Regards,


CABL 2020 Holiday Party – Virtual

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