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SCC/MLA 2020 Virtual Meeting

South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association


Keynote - Monday, October 26

Angela Koreth, MS, LPC-S Angela Koreth, MS, LPC-S
Program Manager
Menninger Clinic

Presentation Title: Coping During The Covid-19 Pandemic
General Topic: Stress and mental health during the pandemic

Angela Koreth is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor who practices at The Menninger Clinic Outpatient Services of Bellaire. She completed her Masters of Counseling degree in 2004 from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Angela has been married for over 17 years and has 3 children.

Angela currently holds the Program Manager title at the Clinic. As a clinician, she works individually with children, teens, adults and couples. Angela's specialties include pre-marital & marital counseling, parenting/family counseling, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, and codependency. She has also obtained her supervisor license to train LPC-Interns as they complete their clinical hours for licensure.

Angela has developed and presented many programs at local and national venues in such subjects as anxiety, depression, substance use, communication. family dynamics, suicide, trauma, stress, internet safety, parenting, life transitions, women and mental wellness, resiliency, mental wellness, and health in the workplace. She has also appeared on CBS News, Fox News, and the Debra Duncan Show.

She had the pleasure of working with her mentor the late Dr. Robert Weinberger, founder of The Weinberger Clinic, PLLC, for 18 years. He not only guided Angela to choose a career in counseling but also trained her in the profession.

She's passionate about helping individuals, families, and couples become happy, healthy, and successful in their lives.

MLA Update - Tuesday, October 27

Lisa K. Traditi, MLS, AHIPLisa K. Traditi, MLS, AHIP
Deputy Director, Associate Professor
Strauss Health Sciences Library
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Lisa Traditi, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, was a hospital librarian for 9 years in the Denver metro area before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library in 1996. In addition to being the 2020-21 MLA President, Lisa is a two-times past chair of the Midcontinental Chapter of MLA and the local co-coordinator for Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians. She received her MLS from the University of Arizona and is a Distinguished member of the MLA’s Academy of Health Information Professionals.

NNLM SCR Update - Tuesday, October 27

Brian D. LeafBrian D. Leaf
Executive Director
South Central Region
Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library

Brian Leaf is the Executive Director of the NNLM South Central Region. He is passionate about outreach and trying to find ways to serve underserved populations through health information. Prior to managing the Regional Medical Library (RML), Brian has served as the Emerging Technologies Coordinator and, later, as the Community Engagement Coordinator. He completed his Master of Science in Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In the past, he held a library faculty appointment at The Ohio State University (OSU). While there, he was awarded the annual Teaching Excellence Award for his work redesigning the library’s information literacy curriculum. Brian also coordinated the OSU Digital Storytelling Program, an interdisciplinary, empathy-based program that provided video production workshops for academic departments, university staff, and students across campus. This work led him to collaborating with the Medical Heritage Library to design a course that helped pre-med students to conduct historical research and tell digital stories as a tangential branch of narrative medicine.

As a graduate research assistant, he worked under Dr. Joanne Marshall on “The value of library and information services in patient care: results of a multisite study,” a replication of the landmark “Rochester study” that demonstrated the positive impact of hospital libraries on clinical care. He was directly involved in early phases of the project, conducting interviews with providers and coding qualitative responses. Little did he know that this project was funded by another RML, and he is glad to have come full circle from those early days!

Outside of work, Brian is the drummer for a community jazz band and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Worth Bike Sharing.

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