Meeting Schedule*

*Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, June 12th

All day: Continuing Education Classes

5:30 pm Dine-arounds

Thursday, June 13th

8:00-9:00: Registration/Breakfast

9:10-9:30: Welcome address

9:30-10:30 Opening plenary: Dr. Odette Harris

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:10-1200: Breakout 1:


Diversity health consciousness: Librarians’ holistic approach to addressing social determinants of health in vulnerable populations. Chandrika Kanungo, Dawn Melberg, & Ana Macias, Kaiser Permanente

Everyone Has Something to Share and Something to Learn: Using an LMS to Host Collaborative Reference Training for All Library Staff. Anna Ferri, Roseman University of Health Sciences

Critical Information Literacy in Health and Medicine. Kenny Garcia, California State University-Monterey Bay


Special content session: Transgender Allyship in Library Instruction. Amy Gilgan, University of San Francisco


Critical Data Studies Meets Critical Health Sciences Librarianship: Biomedical Big Data Hacking for Civic Health Awareness. Bethany McGowan & Danielle Walker, Purdue University

Social Justice and Medical Library Institutional Repositories: Tactics and Outreach. Daina Dickman, Providence St. Joseph Health

Historical Explorations and Connections: An Intimate Relationship Between Imperial Knowledge and Medical Libraries. Raymond Pun, Alder Graduate School of Education

12:00-1:00: Lunch with NNLM PSR update

1:10-2:00 Breakout 2:


A Reflection of an Embedded Nurse-Librarian During a Scoping Review and the Development of an Information Toolkit. Christina Wyles & Sheila M. Gephart, University of Arizona, College of Nursing

Broadening the Pipeline: Offering Evidence Based Information Literacy Instruction to High School Health Sciences Magnet Programs in Underserved Areas. Mary-Kate Finnegan, University of the Pacific

Lightning Talks:

Getting Started with LGBTQ+ Resources and Programming at Medical and Health Sciences Libraries. Hannah Schilperoort, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California

Common Ground & the Teachable Moment: What I learned participating in a longitudinal, evidence-based research study, and how I use these experiences in my library practice. Kelli Kauffroath, CSU Sacramento

Funny you should ask…how graphic medicine found me. Elisa Cortez, University of California, Riverside


Scholarly Publishing, Information Dissemination, and Doctor of Nursing Practice Students. Claire Sharifi, University of San Francisco Gleeson Library

Satisfying the cultural and linguistic competency requirements of Assembly Bill 1195: How hospital librarians support diverse continuing medical education at a major health care institution. Quincy Dalton McCrary, Scott Boothe, & Eve Melton, Kaiser Permanente

A Critical Examination of Crisis Data and Information Sharing in Support of Disaster Relief. Bethany McGowan, Purdue University

2:10-3:00 Breakout 3:


Hosting a Student Diversity Center in the Medical Library. James Liu, Colleen Cuddy, & Heidi Heilemann, Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center, Stanford Medicine

Trippin’ into privilege: Critical library instruction with dental medicine students. Xan Goodman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Words matter: Interpretations and implications of “para” in paraprofessional and paralibrarian. Hannah Schilperoort, Alvaro Quezada,  & Frances Lezcano, Norris Medical Library


Special content session: Emotional labor in libraries: a modified Schwartz Rounds session. Jill Barr-Walker, Gillian Kumagai, & Iesha Nevels, ZSFG Library, University of California, San Francisco

4:00 Reception/Happy hour

Friday, June 14th

8:00-8:45: Breakfast

8:45-9:00 Welcome + remarks

9:00-10:00 Plenary 2: Dr. Nicole Cooke

10:10- 11:00 Vendor Talks and Coffee Break

11:10-12:00 Breakout:


#critlib@work: How Can We Apply #critlib to Our Jobs? Nisha Mody, Bethany Myers, Antonia Osuna-Garcia, & Wynn Tranfield, UCLA

12:00-1:30 Lunch and MLA/NNLM Panel with a focus on critical librarianship in health sciences libraries – Amanda Wilson (NNLM) an Beverly Murphy (MLA), Chris Shaffer (moderator)

1:40-3:00 Business Meetings

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