Officers 2014-2015

PDI Section Officers (2014-2015)

Chair
Rhonda Sager
University of Wisconsin Ebling Library Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave, Room 2331 Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-262-2372 Email: rsager@library.wisc.edu

Chair-Elect / Program Chair
Skye Bickett, MLIS, AHIP
Georgia Campus – PCOM
625 Old Peachtree Road NW Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 678-225-7541 Email: skyebi@pcom.edu

Past Chair/Nominating Committe & Section Council Member
Amy J. Chatfield, MLS
University of Southern California Norris Medical Library
2003 Zonal Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90089-9130
Phone: 323-442-1128  E-mail: amychatf@usc.edu

Treasurer
K.T. Vaughan, AHIP
Email: ktlvwork@gmail.com

Secretary
April Schweikhard

Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma – Tulsa
4502 East 41st Street Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone: 918-660-3226 Email:april-schweikhard@ouhsc.edu

Membership Committee Chair
Penny Coppernoll-Blach
Reference Coordinator University of California, San Diego Biomedical Library
9500 Gilman Drive 0699 La Jolla, CA 92093-0699
Phone: 858-534-4431 Email: pblach@ucsd.edu

Bylaws Committee Chair
Penny Coppernoll-Blach
Reference Coordinator University of California, San Diego Biomedical Library
9500 Gilman Drive 0699 La Jolla, CA 92093-0699
Phone: 858-534-4431 Email: pblach@ucsd.edu

Web Editor
Xiaomei Gu, BDS, MS, MSLS

Clinical Education Librarian University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
600 Newton Rd. Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: 860-486-2218  Email: xiaomei-gu@uiowa.edu

Governmental Relations Committee Liaison
Open

Liaison to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Library and Educational Resources Section (AACP-LER)
Xiaomei Gu, BDS, MS, MSLS
Clinical Education Librarian University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
600 Newton Rd. Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: 860-486-2218  Email: xiaomei-gu@uiowa.edu

Welcome Message from Incoming Chair Amy Chatfield

Greetings to the Pharmacy and Drug Information (PDI) section members. I’m delighted to be the chair for this fantastic section for 2013-2014.

Welcome to our new website! Our web editor, Xiaomei Gu, has moved us to a WordPress platform, which provides several benefits: the addition of this blog allows section officers to easily share news and events in PDI, and the responsive design (RWD) make web pages fit any screen sizes. Blog content will also be shared on the PDI listserv, so as long as you’re watching one of those places, you’ll know what’s happening with PDI. This website will always contain the section officers’ names and contact information, the PDI Alert newsletter, and minutes from our annual business meeting and quarterly officer’s meetings.

We have lots of exciting projects for the year, and every single one could benefit from additional volunteers. We’ll continue to maintain and improve PharmGuide, a guide to 100% free, high-quality drug information resources. We are in search of a new Membership Chair and Membership Committee to help welcome new members and retain current members. We’ll update our history by adding information about PDI-sponsored sessions at prior Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Conferences. We’ll adjust our newsletter to ensure that the content meets section needs, and devise ways to include more member-provided content in the newsletter. We will also develop a series of webinars to share our expertise and knowledge with all members of MLA.

Many of these projects offer the opportunity for members to earn AHIP points or provide additional fodder for tenure/promotion dossiers. They can also help you learn new skills and technologies to integrate into your work. Sound interesting? Then please fill out the volunteer form.

PDI member Natalie Kupferberg has already jump-started our efforts to add new members to the section; watch for an MLA News column about our section in an upcoming issue. I am sure this effort will aid our membership chair and committee with finding new members. Thanks, Natalie!

I want to thank our officers for 2012-2013 for their work: Irena Bond, Chair; Rae Jesano, Past Chair; KT Vaughan, Treasurer; Deborah Chiarella, Secretary; Amy Knehans, Membership Chair, Penny Coppernoll-Blach, Bylaws Committee; Joanne Doucette, Newsletter Editor; Xiaomei Gu, Web Editor; Maria Vee Kwon, Governmental Relations Committee Liaison; and Sharon Giovenale, Liaison to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Library and Educational Resources Section. I also wanted to thank Courtney Mlinar for serving as section planner for the MLA 2013 meeting, and to Natalie Kupferberg for moderating the AccessPharmacy lecture at MLA 2013.

I’m looking forward to working with all members of PDI this year! Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Amy J. Chatfield, MLS
Chair, Pharmacy and Drug Information Section
2013-2014 Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California amychatf@usc.edu  323-442-1128