We accomplish our mission through our members, who give of their time, talents, skills, and interests to make HSLNKC a vital organization in the greater Kansas City area, and beyond.
You are encouraged to become involved on a committee as part of your commitment to HSLNKC when joining the organization. When you join HSLNKC, you can express interest in the committees where you would like to serve, or at any time indicate your area of interest to an Officer, or anyone on the Nominating Committee. Candidates for HSLNKC Executive Committee positions are nominated by October 1, and elected annually in November by member vote.
Committee appointments begin in January, and are typically for one year.
Listed here are the committees and their members:
Chair: Kim Carter
Members: Joyce Sickel; Michelle Lahey
Co-Chairs: Marie Thompson & Cindi Nicks
The purpose of this committee is to arrange and coordinate continuing education programs that are held at various times throughout the year, and after the HSLNKC quarterly network meetings. Education programs award HSLNKC Continuing Education credit.
Programs that are held in conjunction with other librarian organizations, such as the Medical Library Association, offer MLA CE credit that may be used to attain AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals) points.
Chair and Institutional Liaison: Joyce Sickel
Consortium Purchasing: Joyce Sickel
Ovid Coordinator: Evelyn Vail
EBSCO Coordinator- Kitty Serling
EOS Coordinator- Joyce Sickel
The Institutional Committee manages the consortium purchasing for institutional members, and the interlibrary loan and courier service. The Institutional Liaison manages consortium pricing, and recommends policies, fees for service, and disbursements. The Statistics Coordinator monitors interlibrary loan activity, and is a member of the Institutional Committee.
Chair: Kitty Serling
Members: Jim Chestnut, Peggy Mulally-Quijas, Joyce Sickle
Professional Activities Committee
Chair: Dawn McInnis
Members: Simone Briand
This committee selects and nominates member libraries for the HSLNKC annual recognition awards, and recognizes all members with awards and certificates for their annual contributions to HSLNKC. It also makes initial plans for any regional, or national, conferences of health sciences librarians that take place in Kansas City.
Chair: Benjy Stein
Members: Joyce Sickel
This committee works on maintaining the site as an effective, efficient communication tool for members and prospective members.