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Minutes of the March 22 CABL Meeting

CABL Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fortis College
Phoenix, Arizona


  • Debra Schneider, HonorHealth, Scottsdale
  • Cinda McClain, Banner Health
  • Hal Bright, A. T. Still University, Mesa
  • Kathleen Carlson, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Library
  • Nancy Showalter, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
  • Lisa Marks, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale
  • Amy Nadell, Fortis College
  • Billie White, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix

CABL President Deb Schneider called the meeting to order at 12:48 p.m.

Cinda McClain cited these changes to the draft of the minutes of the December 2, 2016 meeting:

Page 1:

  1. Change the day of the meeting to Friday instead of Thursday.
  2. Change the hospital name for Sue Espe, Kathleen Shepler and Nancy Showalter; the name should read: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
  3. Kevin Pardon’s listing should be moved to the line below Amy Nadell’s listing.

Page 2:

  1. Item 3 under New Business should read: Deb Schneider obtained funding from PSR for the MLA webinar on 12/8/2016.

Amy Nadell moved that the minutes be approved as proposed and Cinda McClain seconded.

Treasurer’s Report

  1. Deb Schneider reported since Janene Wandersee was unable to attend.
    1. CABL has gained some new members since December. CABL’s bank account balance was $3435.77 as of December 31, 2016.
    2. There will be a report on membership/directory progress by the end of April of 2017; it will be included in the next Treasurer’s report. The CABL directory will be published by then.

Old Business

  1. There was no outreach report.
  2. Deb reported that April Aguinaga is still uploading minutes and notes to the CABL Archive. Hal suggested that the Archive page needs to have a summary statement explaining the purpose of CABL.

New Business

  1. Library tour in 2017

Deb reported that two possible tours suggested at the Executive meeting were the Musical Instrument Museum and Taliesin West. Hal informed the group that the Musical Instrument Museum has no library, and Taliesin West has a volunteer librarian. We agreed to send an email to CABL members asking for suggestions for library tours this year.

  1. SLA in Phoenix in June

Deb reported that full payment would be required for CABL to have a booth at SLA, and the cost would be prohibitive. Cinda reported that there are three levels of payment for the conference: member, non-member and EXPO-only attendee. She said that the conference rate for members is $585 through March 31, and it costs $200 to join SLA. Deb reported that Sue Espe had located an SLA contact–  who informed us that CABL members would be welcome to volunteer at the conference if they were also SLA members. Deb reported that Kay Deeney indicated that NNLM will not be attending SLA, so CABL will not be represented formally at the SLA conference.

We discussed options such as MLA attendees obtaining exhibitor passes to SLA to distribute to CABL members; Cinda will send us a link to the list of SLA exhibitors, since she is a local member.


Deb reported that she had contacted Rebecca Swift with our congratulations on her new position, and she said that Rebecca will remain a CABL member for the rest of the year.

Rebecca is now a librarian at Central Arizona College.

Upcoming Events

Medical Library Association
Seattle, Washington    May 26 – 31, 2017

SLA Conference
Phoenix, Arizona    June 16 -20, 2017

Nursing Research Festival
HonorHealth’s Brady Conference Center on Shea    August 11, 2017

MLGSCA – NCNMLG Joint Conference
Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort    January 21 – 25, 2018

Member Updates

Lisa Marks reported that Mayo Clinic Arizona will welcome the first students at their new medical school in July of 2017. She said that the research library had been renovated.

Kathleen Carlson provided an update on the AHIP credentialing rules.

Deb expressed our appreciation to Amy for hosting the webinar and CABL meeting.

Kathleen Carlson motioned to adjourn the meeting; Hal seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 1:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Nancy Showalter, present at the meeting.


Upcoming Events and Webinars 2017

Getting Started with Research (MLA webinar)
September 13, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Central)

Health Reference and You: ALA Guidelines, Best Practices, and Training Resources (PNR) Instructor: Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator. This webinar will present the RUSA Health and Medical Reference Guidelines for helping patrons in this area.
September 20, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Pacific)

Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine (CABL Hosting)
September 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific)

Distinguishing the Questionable from the Trustworthy in Open Access Resources  (CABL Hosting at Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2601 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85008)
October 12, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific), part 1
October 30, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Pacific), part 2

Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers Class Information (PSR)
October 18, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Pacific)

NLM Webinar: LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between
October 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Cheap, Fast and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources (MLA)
November 8, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Pacific)

Working Open: An Overview of Open Source Tools for Research (MLA)
November 15, 2017

Bibliometrics in Research Evaluation (MLA)
November 29, 2017

Tableau: Beyond an Introduction (MLA)
December 6, 2017

Introduction to REDCap: Building and Managing Online Surveys and Databases (MLA)
December 21, 2017

MLGSCA & NCNMLG Joint Conference: Crossing the Canyon: Bridging Divides & Navigating Waters
Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
January 21-24, 2018

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services  (PSR)
January 29 – March 9, 2018

Save the Date: Assembling a Consulting Toolkit


Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant

Tuesday, April 12, 2016    8:30 am – 4 pm

South Mountain Community Library (location is TBA)

This full day workshop is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful library consulting career. Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide participants through a self-assessment.

There is no cost to attend this workshop, thanks to Professional Development Funding from the Arizona Library Association.  $12 cash at the door gets you lunch and snacks.

Registration is open and attendance is limited. Co-sponsored by CABL and the Arizona Library Association.

Application submitted for 6.5 MLA CE credits.


Desert Botanical Garden Library Tour

IMG_7478Please pencil in March 8th for our first CABL event this year. Plan to arrive around 1:15 PM for a 1:30 tour of the Desert Botanical Garden Plant library with DBG librarian Beth Brand. CABL meeting to follow (there are some hoops we are jumping regarding allowable free meeting space but we are ironing out – more details soon )

AND March 8th is free admission day to the Garden so all are welcome to stay afterwards and marvel at the beauty that is Arizona!

PER BETH:  “You’ve picked a wonderful time to come. With all the winter rains, we should have a colorful show of wildflowers. It may be somewhat busy that day but you can’t beat the price!”

PER DAVID: Since lunch time is right before this event, keep the on-site restaurant, Gertrude’s, in mind.