Medical Library Association
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL
Phone: (312) 419-9094 • Fax: (312) 419-8950
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Professional career and activities: MLS from Indiana University; MBA from University of Chicago; started as a public librarian and public library director and consultant in the Chicago, IL area; worked at the American Medical Association in the library and then in other areas of the association; have worked at the Medical Library Association as Executive Director since 1992.
Philosophy: Stay flexible and don’t be afraid to make intelligent changes or course corrections as you move forward, considering all the information available to you to achieve positive outcomes.
Most memorable career achievement: My good fortune in working for MLA and its members and contributing to the profession for over 20 years.
How/where do I see the industry in five years: The library profession as a whole, including medical librarians, will continue to face a variety of challenges, and will face these by taking on new and evolving roles in information access and provision using the latest technologies and methodologies.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.