Category Archives: Member News

Do You Have a Clinical Librarian on Your Team?

sgimSt. Joe’s Clinical Librarian, Billie White, just had an article published in the SGIM  Forum (Society of General Internal Medicine).  The article is entitled “Do You Have A Clinical Librarian On Your Team?” A link to the article, and the citation is below. 

White, B. (2013) Do You Have a Clinical Librarian on Your Team? SGIM Forum 36(5): 4, 13.

Congratulations, Billie!

CABL attending MLA Boston in (almost) full force!!

OneHealthIt seems like a lot of us are attending, during our next CABL meeting we should have some good reports on MLA.

Here is the list so far.

  1.  Ginny Pannabecker
  2. Kevin Pardon
  3. Mike Kronenfeld
  4. Hal Bright
  5. Carol Ann Attwood
  6. Kay Wellik
  7. Kathleen Carlson
  8. Sue Shelly
  9. Kay Deeney, and April!

We will look forward to hearing all about the fun and the learning!

Welcome to Kevin Pardon, new to CABL, new Website Co-Coordinator

kevinPardonPlease welcome and thank Kevin Pardon, a new ASU Health Sciences Librarian at the Downtown Phoenix Campus, and thank him for taking on website coordination!  He will share web duties with Amy Nadell.  Thanks to our new team!

Kevin can be reached at (602)-496-0487,

Congrats to Carol Ann Attwood and Kay Wellik!

Carol Ann Attwood, MLS, AHIP, MPH, RN, C, medical librarian in the Patient and Health Education Library and Kay E. Wellik, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, director of library services, both at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, are the authors of the following article in the new (October 2012) issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing — way to go!

“Collaboration, Collegiality, and Cooperation: Consumer Health Library Services and the American Cancer Society Navigator Role” at


Patients and family members are overwhelmed by the diagnosis of cancer and often do not know where to look for answers, information on the treatment options, or community resources for support during the cancer journey. A unique relationship was forged with a patient and health education librarian at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and an American Cancer Society navigator, which encouraged collaboration to better meet the informational and supportive healthcare needs of patients. This article addresses the background of the project, the steps taken to establish the relationship, space allocation, and need for confidentiality. The innovations produced by this partnership also are discussed, including development of cancer pathfinders and cancer communication blogs for patients, as well as comarketing of services.

Please welcome Kathleen Carlson to the UA College of Medicine Phoenix

Effective Monday, February 6, Kathleen joined the AHSL Phoenix library faculty as our first education librarian!  We are most happy to have her here, as she brings superb experience as a health sciences librarian, most recently at the downtown Phoenix campus of ASU, and prior to that as a hospital librarian at John C, Lincoln Hospital.  Kathleen can be reached at and at via phone 602-827-2340.

Heather Hershey joins Banner Good Samaritan Library Staff

Heather Hershey is the new Medical Librarian at Banner Good Samaritan Health Sciences Library in Phoenix.
Heather has worked in a variety of library environments over the past seven years.  Most recently she served as Library Director for Carrington College in Mesa, AZ and as the library director of the Ettrick Public Library in Wisconsin.  Heather has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Art History from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona.

Patrick King’s new position at JCL

Patrick King, former JCL Librarian is now the Information Systems Analyst- Electronic Medical Records at John C. Lincoln Health NetworkHe is also Scheduling Manager at Scottsdale’s Poisoned Pen Bookstore, and Library Assistant at Phoenix Public Library. I understand that they are using EPIC’s EHR…maybe he can educate us all about EHRs and work with Lindsey to ensure that the library is integrated!?