Charge: The Early Career Librarianship Initiative is a volunteer-based group that works to create more opportunities for new and early-career librarians to engage in SCC/MLA and to grow as medical and health sciences librarians. This group exists outside of the formal committee structure of SCC/MLA to allow for more flexibility in membership and activities. Membership includes a mixture of early career librarians and those with more experience, and anyone is welcome (including students).
For additional information, please feel free to contact our co-chairs:
Sandra Desjardins at email@example.com
Katie Pierce-Farrier at Katie.Pierce-Farrier@unthsc.edu
Laura Haygood at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st & 3rd Monday Meetings
Ready to check out one of our regularly scheduled meetings? ECLI meets twice a month via Zoom.
5th Monday Journal Club
On the fifth Monday of April, July, and September 2024, ECLI will meet to discuss a current article that is relevant to health sciences librarianship. You do not have to attend our regularly scheduled meetings to join!
April 29, 2024 Article for Discussion:
July 29, 2024 Article for Discussion:
September 30, 2024 Article for Discussion:
ECLI Webinar Series
Interested in health sciences librarianship? This webinar series focuses on topics relating to early career and aspiring health sciences librarians.
February 2024 - Check back soon!
April 2023 - Goal Setting: And Success in Achieving Them
January 2023 - Want to Be a Medical Librarian? How to Land Your First Job
Do you have any projects (or any “dream” projects) that could use some assistance? Maybe a project that could be completed by a current LIS student or a recent graduate?
SCC’s Early Career Librarianship Initiative (ECLI) is launching a database to help students and early career librarians gain meaningful professional experiences. We’re looking for projects that can help enhance CVs and give our newer colleagues some hands-on experience that they can bring into their first jobs.
We are creating an online database of projects that can be completed in the SCC region- we are very excited to start matching students with interesting projects. Please join us for the piloting of this project. Formal feedback will be solicited at a future date, but please send us any feedback you have as you are submitting projects!
For more information please see the SCC ECLI Remote Project Information Sheet.
Click here to submit a project for the remote work database.
For additional information, please contact Dora Mensah at email@example.com.
| Member Name||State|| Current Job Title||Graduate School (Library & Information Science Programs)|
Academic Health Sciences Librarian (University of Arkansas Medical School)
|University of South Carolina|
|Steph Atkins-Sharpe||TX|| Associate Dean, School of Medicine Libraries||University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign|
| Amy Corder||LA|| Research Support Librarian (Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences)|| Louisiana State University|
| Matt Cross**||TX|| Currently looking|| Texas Woman's University|
| Jamie Dougherty**||OK||Assistant Professor of Research and Reference & Instructional Services Librarian (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library)|| Emporia State University|
| Sharon Duffy||LA||Research Services Librarian (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, John P. Ische Library)|| Dominican University|
| Sheila Green||TX|| Associate Librarian (Texas A&M University, Medical Sciences Library)|| University of North Texas|
| Brandon Kennedy**||TX|| Health Information Strategist, NNLM Region 3|| University of Missouri-Columbia|
| Dora Mensah||OK|| Medical Librarian (University of Tulsa-Oklahoma, Schusterman Library)|| University of Oklahoma|
| Aundria Parkman*||LA|| Library Technician, Interlibrary Loan (Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences)||Louisiana State University|
| Katie Pierce-Farrier||TX||Data Science Strategiest, NNLM Region 3||University of North Texas|
| Ciara Seals*||TX|| Epidemiology Liaison (Harris County Public Health); Data Assessment & Administration Intern, NNLM Region 3|| University of North Texas|
| Chandler Smith||LA|| Education Librarian (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, John P. Ische Library)|| University of Sheffield|
| E. Baily Sterling||TX|| Technology & LIS Coordinator, NNLM Region 3|| University of North Texas|
| Sara Ann Stinson||TX||Electronic Resources Librarian (Texas Christian University, Burnett School of Medicine)||San Jose State University|
| Kaylee Youngblood||TX|| Unit Assistant Director, Reference Librarian (Texas Tech University, Harrington Library)||Texas Woman's University|
| Laura Wright, past co-chair||LA|| Coordinator of Research Services (Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences)||San Jose State University|
|Sandra Desjardins, co-chair||TX||Liaison Librarian, Research & Instruction (Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library)||Texas Woman's University|
|Laura Haygood, co-chair||TX||Medical Reference Librarian (Texas Christian University, Burnett School of Medicine)||University of Oklahoma|