CABL Fall Events!

Mark your calendars for the following professional development opportunities that CABL will be hosting this Fall!

Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians.  Webinar. 1-2:30 Central Time.

Teaching Topics Webinar: Open and Close with Impact.  1 pm Mountain Time.

Oct 13 OR 14
Most Annoying Searches—with Kay Deeney on site and contributions from CABL members.

More details will follow as they become available!

Still Time to Apply for First Time AHIP Award

To all our CABL members who are also members of MLGSCA & MLA there is still time for you to apply for the First Time AHIP Award!  The deadline to apply is July 31st!

To encourage members of the MLGSCA Chapter to apply for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Participant will be reimbursed for the AHIP application fee ($200 Academy Member level or above, or $135 Provisional member level).

Current member of MLGSCA Chapter and of MLA (National) as of AHIP application.

First time applicant for AHIP membership at any level.

Completed AHIP documentation and payment submitted to the Medical Library Association and AHIP membership successfully awarded.

One award covering the application fee for AHIP membership will be available to MLGSCA members.

AHIP membership must have been awarded within the past 12 months of the application deadline. Applications must be received by July 31, 2016.

Application Process:
Submit the following via email to Kathleen Carlson (, AHIP Chapter Credentialing Liaison. Preferably as one PDF:

Letter of Application stating briefly why you are applying for AHIP membership and how it will assist your professional goals.

Copy of their letter of acceptance into the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Proof of payment to MLA – AHIP
Proof of MLA membership
Proof of MLGSCA membership
Award winners are only eligible to win the award once.

The Awardee will be determined by a random drawing of all applications received that meet all the criteria. Each application will be numbered in order as it is received, and an Internet random number generator will be used to select the winning application.

Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Award winner will be randomly selected (all applications will be numbered based on the order in which they are received).

Award recipients will be acknowledged in the MLGSCA blog and at the Chapter’s Spring Meeting.

CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar August 10

Our next CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar will take place on August 10th!

MLA Webinar – Are All Systematic Reviews Created Equal
Cabl Meeting

Fortis College
555 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Webinar 11am-12:30pm
CABL Meeting to follow

Lunch will be provided. We hope to see everyone there!


MLA Webinar & CABL Meeting April 26th

Medical Library Association

What: CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar – The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope.

Description: Consumer health libraries are a critical bridge for contemporary medicine models that require patients to both advocate for themselves, as well as partner with, their health care providers. With the continuously changing technology, the ever-increasing amount of information available, and patients’ real need to navigate successfully through the system, librarians’ services can provide the welcoming space and outreach to educate and inform our customers.

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 11 am – 12:30 pm; CABL meeting and library tour to follow

Location: Mayo Clinic Building – Phoenix Campus, 1st Floor Patient Library & Research Center (Conference Room) (we will be sending handouts, directions and parking instructions to registered attendees)

RSVP: Please contact Deb at to register. We need to assure we have adequate seating.

Beverages/snack will be provided;
You are welcome to “brown bag” your lunch or purchase lunch at the Mayo Cafeteria to bring to the meeting.

Thank you to the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region for funding support!

Visit to Desert Botanical Gardens – March 8, 2016

CABL group had a great tour and meeting at the Desert Botanical Gardens, March 8, 2016.  Beth Brand is the librarian at the Desert Botanical Gardens and gave us a wonderful talk on the history about the gardens and how the library was always a part of it.  Jacque Doyle gave a brief tour after the CABL meeting.

CABL 3.2016 Desert Botanical Gardens

Pictured: Nita Mailander, Kevin Pardon, Amy Nadell, Sally Harvey, Jacque Doyle, Janene Wandersee, Jamie McCraw, Deb Schneider, Cynthia Porter

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.