Rachel Lerner, MSLS, AHIP
Martha E. Meacham, MLIS, MA
Alice Stokes, MLIS
Lindsay Barnett, MLS
Chapter Council Representative
Tim Kenny, MLS
Chapter Council Alternate
Catherine Carr, MLIS, AHIP
MLA Nominating Committee
Dina McKelvy, MLS, AHIP
Below is a list of NAHSL committees, including brief descriptions of their functions, along with names of each Committee Chair and their term dates. If you are interested in volunteering to work on a committee, please contact the NAHSL Chair or Committee Chairs directly.
Chair: Bridget Gunn (Oct 2018 - Oct 2022)
Overall maintenance of NAHSL's archives, both digital and print. Makes decisions about appropriateness of placement of materials in the archives. Reviews the archival collection on a regular basis.
Chair: Jillian Silverberg (Oct 2021 - Oct 2023)
Annual review of the Chapter's Bylaws, Executive Board Handbook, and other official documents for clarity and currency; proposing revisions to these documents to the Executive Board and the membership as needed; and interpreting these documents for the Executive Board and the membership when questions arise.
Organized two years prior to each annual conference and typically includes the Chair of the host state’s group, a Conference Co-chair (appointed by the Conference Chair and approved by the Executive Board), and three ex- officio members as follows: the NAHSL Chair, the NAHSL Treasurer, and the NAHSL Education Chair.
Chair: Eugenia Opuda (Oct 2021 - Oct 2023)
Selects, plans, sponsors, and evaluates CE offerings for both the annual NAHSL meeting and also for other times during the year; coordinates MLA webcasts; conducts assessments of NAHSL members’ educational needs.
Treasurer: Lindsay Barnett (Jan 2021 - Jan 2024)
Advises and assists NAHSL Treasurer with preparing and monitoring budget, including all revenue sources and expenditures. Provides guidance to Treasurer on all fiscal matters.
GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Chair: Melissa Funaro (Sep 2018 - Oct 2022)
Serves as a conduit for communication between NAHSL and MLA Governmental Relations Committee. Monitors existing and pending legislation and the implementation of public laws and actions by state/federal executive departments as reflected in proposed and existing regulations.
Chair: Courtney Brombosz (Nov 2021- Nov 2023)
Committee is two-fold; (1) to raise awareness of and promote the value of the organization to health sciences librarians in the region, and (2) support and advocate for the value of health sciences librarianship to stakeholders including hospital and academic administrations, health care providers, and the public.
Reviews, recommends, and assists in the implementation of policies to promote membership in the association. Assists with planning and evaluation of membership promotion efforts. Assists with implementing specific membership development strategies, such as prospective member list development, telephone follow-up, and new member welcome and reception.
Chair: Martha Meacham (Oct 2021 - Oct 2022)
Collects names to be added to the slate for election to the NAHSL Executive Board. Solicits NAHSL Achievement Award nominations and recommends awardee(s) to Executive Board.
Chair: Gary Atwood (Jun 2018 - Oct 2022)
Advertises, reviews, and awards financial reimbursement for professional development opportunities and the Jay Daly Grant to NAHSL members based on established criteria.
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT COMMITTEE
Chair: Dana Haugh (Oct 2021 - Oct 2023)
Responsible for providing access to all of the NAHSL Technology platforms for members, which currently includes the Listservs (General and Executive Board), Libguides, (general, executive board, Conference Committee, Annual Conferences, etc.), Blog, Twitter feed, nahsl.org and membership database; provides troubleshooting and assistance (as needed) for board members and other volunteers in using the organizations’ technology platforms; serves as the vendor contact for the associated products.
Veronica Bilenkin, MLS
Jun 2020 - May 2022
Ashley Duguay, MLIS
Nov 2021 - Nov 2023
MaineHealth | Maine Medical Center
Jessie Casella, MLIS, AHIP
Apr 2021 - Apr 2022
Department of Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
Gary Atwood, MSLIS
Oct 2021 - Oct 2024
University of Vermont