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!
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.
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!
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.
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.