Category Archives: Meetings and Events

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.


Thank you, Kathy for (another) wonderful holiday meeting!

MLGSCA’s Leveraging Mobile Technologies Webcast, April 18 at Fortis

See Twitter Feed here! – includes shots of us!

Thanks to Kathy Z:  Our favorite apps: (as of today!)

  • Allrecipes
  • Angry Birds
  • Cooking Light
  • Garage Band
  • Good (for email)
  • JogTracker
  • LibGuides
  • National Hockey League ICE
  • Night Sky
  • Picturesque
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Scrabble
  • Skyscapbucks (to pay Starbucks bill)
  • Snapseed
  • Solitaire
  • Star
  • Sunset magazine
  • Swipe free
  • Twitter
  • WordPress

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2012 CABL Officers take over at December Meeting

Nita Mailander (President) of Grand Canyon University Library and Sue Espe (President-Elect) of Banner Gateway Medical Center took charge of the gavel and leadership from past President Bryan Nugent of Banner Baywood at the annual meeting and luncheon. Debra Schneider of Scottsdale Healthcare, was elected Treasurer.  Bryan will continue to serve as past president.  Also continuing are Becky Birr and April Aguiñaga as Archivists and Kathy Zeblisky as Hospitality and Member Relations.  Kathleen Carlson and Jacque Doyle will carry on as web coordinators, with Amy Nadell of Fortis College backing them up and learning the ropes.

Kathy and Phil Zeblisky were thanked for their wonderful continuing hospitality hosting this event, and all members were acknowledged for their yummy contributions to the great feast!  Photos from Kathy are posted here.

The proposed amendments to the bylaws were approved, and will soon be posted. A new Operating Manual derived from historical practice and the bylaws has been posted here under Documents and Reports.

MLA Webcast: Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research and Meeting, Nov 18

Amy Nadell, director of the LRC at Fortis College, and a new CABL member, provided a truly excellent facility for this webinar. Fortis provided lunch, and we enjoyed learning about Fortis, listening to the MLA speakers, and networking with each other.  The session was followed by a business meeting; minutes are forthcoming.  Leslee Shell mentioned two interesting articles about higher education and libraries:

The Webinar Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research was interesting and provocative.  I am hopeful their presentations will be available online!

MLA Webinar 11/18 at Fortis College!

Save the date for the next MLA Webinar. I am waiting on confirmation of funding from PRSML. Amy Nadell will host at Fortis College at 555 North 18th Street, Suite 110.

PRELIMINARY Agenda is here.


Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research
Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Central time

11:00a.m., Pacific Time
12:00 p.m., Arizona Time
9:00a.m., Hawaii-Aleutian Time
5:00 a.m. Saturday in Guam
Wraparound discussion session I Allow 1/2 hour prior to start of program
Connecting E-science and Team Science Webinar 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., central time

Save the date ~ Friday November 18 ~ MLA Webcast !

Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research 

  • Friday November 18th Noon-1:30pm
  • Location: TBD

Part I: Intro and Review of eScience
Part II: Understanding Research & Researchers
Part III: Collaborative Science
Part IV: What’s Next and Conclusion

History of Nursing & CABL Meeting 10/20

Please save the date for the next CABL meeting on your calendar. Hannah Fisher from the University of Arizona will be speaking on the history of nursing.  Read about Hannah here:

  • Date: Thursday, October 20th
  • Time: 2pm-3pm Hannah Fisher presents “History of Nursing
  • 3pm-4pm: CABL Meeting
  • Location: Banner Desert Medical Center, Ironwood Room

The meeting will be held in the Ironwood room.   is a map of campus.  Parking is available on the 3rd and 4th floors of the 1432 building parking garage which is circled.  There is additional parking in the green parking garage.  Valet parking is available at the main entrance.

RSVP to Nita at

Hannah’s bibliography is here.

2011 Mini Medical School UA CoM Phoenix

Wednesdays, Oct. 5-26,  6-8pm 
$75.00 per person for all sessions

Lectures for Fall 2011:

October 5
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: A Lifetime of Excitement
Heidi Dalton, MD, FCCM

October 12
How to Recognize and Prevent Complications of Arterial Vascular Disease  Vivienne Halpern, MD, FACS

October 19 
Life as a Burn Surgeon: An Unexpected Journey 
Daniel Caruso, MD, FACS

October 26 
Marijuana – Is it Medicine? 
Sue Sisley, MD


Barbara Quinlan, Public Affairs
College of Medicine-Phoenix
(602) 827-2024
For more information click on the link: MiniMedicalSchool2011

Upcoming Events-mark your calendar!

**AZHIN Budget meeting – August 26, 2011 10am – 1pm; AHSL, Tucson
**MLGSCA Fall CE (Jerry Perry current MLA president “Librarian as a Professional, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Complexity”) — September 30, 2011 at MIHS
**CABL program (Hannah Fisher “History of Nursing”) & Meeting – October 2011 (location and exact date to TBA)
**MLA webcast – November 2011 (location and exact date to TBA)
**CABL Holiday party & meeting – December 2, 2011 – Kathy Zeblisky’s home