Need ICS Volunteers! Staff ICS Poster May 19 1-2p

Poster Session 1 is covered but we still need your help to staff the ICS poster during Session 2! Please see below for details.

MLA Section Poster – The Section and Chapters Poster sessions provide an opportunity to allow ICS to make conference attendees aware of the work of our section. Our poster number is 255 in the Hall of Exhibits. We need to staff our poster at the following times:

Poster Session 2: Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 – 1:55 p.m.

We are asking for ICS volunteers to staff the poster in 30 minute shifts. If you are available and interested, please click HERE to add your name to the sign-up sheet.

Thank you!

Preet, ICS Chair

Congratulations! New ICS Officers Elected!

The ICS Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the 2015-16 election results. The total number of voters is 31, accounting for 46% of total ICS voting members. Thank you to all who voted!

Congratulations to the candidates below on being elected officers for 2015-2016!

Martha Knuth
Medical Librarian, Department of the Medical Library, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine.

Emily Glenn
Community Health Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region.

ICS Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
Donna Flake
Director, Robert M. Fales Health Sciences Library, SEAHEC / South East Area Health Education Center

They will assume office at the conclusion of MLA ’15 in Austin, TX. The committee thanks the candidates for their willingness to serve!


ICS Nominating Committee 2014-15
Kathy Kwan (Chair)
Emily Glenn
Rick Ralston
Wendy Wu
Yingting Zhang


Recap: ICS 25th Birthday & MLA’14

Dear all ICS members,

I just wanted to thank everyone for a special MLA’14 to celebrate ICS’s 25th anniversary in Chicago!!

Please check out a picture of the cake and a write up of the International Visitors Reception by Martha Knuth, ICS Secretary/Treasurer. It was delicious! At the reception, MLA President, Dixie Jones, read a resolution honoring ICS’s 25th anniversary. Read the resolution here.

Once I have access to the pictures taken by MLA headquarters during the International Visitors Reception, I will share them with you all.  However, please view photos of the Reception and events on Flickr by using the mlaics tag to find photos from MLA 2014 and prior conferences.

A small group, led by Donna Flake, wrote an update d history of ICS which included  highlighting the notable ICS events over the past 25 years.  In addition, a summary version was just published in the May 2014 issue of MLA News: Thanks to Donna and everyone in the group!

For a write up about other ICS activities at MLA’14,  please read Martha Knuth’s blog postings on the ICS dining circles and open forum, and the ICS session. Thanks Martha!

Last, but not the least, the ICS gift basket, coordinated by Ramune Kubilius, was well received and auctioned off at a great price! Thanks to everyone who donated the items and to Ramune for coordinating the basket!

It has been a pleasure to serve as your Chair over the past year. I’m delighted to pass the baton to Gurpreet (Preet) Rana, your new ICS Chair. I know that Preet will continue to foster ICS to be a stronger section which serves our mission and members better!

Kathy Kwan
ICS Immediate Past Chair