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The purpose of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Mental Health Special Interest Group is to foster cooperation and support among libraries and librarians whose collections or services include the literature of mental health. The MLA Mental Health SIG:
  1. Provides a forum for exchange of knowledge about psychiatry, psychology, mental health issues, and mind-body connection.
  2. Facilitates communication and collaboration in the development and delivery of information services related to these areas.
  3. Promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences in promoting and marketing mental health issues.
  4. Collaborates with Sections to develop relevant mental health programming at MLA and promote professional development for librarians in this area.

MLA MH SIG 2011


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2011 Convener & Program Planner

Toni Yancey, M.L.S.
Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland
601 West Lombard Street
Health Sciences & Human Services Library
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-2855
Fax: 410-706-0099
Toll-Free: 1-800-338-7657
Email: tyanc001@umaryland.edu


2010 Convener & Program Planners
Toni Yancey, M.L.S. (Convener & Program Planner)
Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Southeastern/Atlantic Region, University of Maryland
Email: tyanc001@umaryland.edu

Carmen Bou-Crick, M.S.L.S. (Program Planner)
Librarian Assistant Professor & Head, Pomerance Library & Resource Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
email: cbou@med.miami.edu

2009 Convener & Program Planners
Stephanie Ballard, M.L.S., M.Ed. (Convener & Program Planner)
Research & Instruction Librarian, Los Angeles Library, Alliant International University
E-mail: sballard@alliant.edu

Carmen Bou-Crick, M.S.L.S. (Program Planner)
Librarian Assistant Professor & Head, Pomerance Library & Resource Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
email: cbou@med.miami.edu

2008 Co-Conveners & Program Planners:
Carmen Bou-Crick, M.S.L.S.
Librarian Assistant Professor & Head, Pomerance Library & Resource Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Toni C. Yancey, M.L.S.
Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Southeastern/Atlantic Region, University of Maryland
E-mail: tyanc001@umaryland.edu

2007 Convener & Program Planners:
Toni C. Yancey, M.L.S.

Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Southeastern/Atlantic Region, University of Maryland
E-mail: tyanc001@umaryland.edu

Rebecca Abromitis, M.L.S.
Reference Librarian, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Library
Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
E-mail: baa@pitt.edu


MH SIG Webmaster:
Carmen Bou-Crick, M.S.L.S.
Librarian Assistant Professor & Head
Pomerance Library & R
esource Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
P.O. Box 016960
Miami, FL 33101
Phone: 305-355-9073
Fax: 305-355-9072
email: cbou@med.miami.edu

ADDITIONAL NETWORKING RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH LIBRARIANS

MHLIB is a discussion forum for mental health librarians, consultants in the mental health field, and other professionals working or having an interest in mental health. The primary purpose of the MHLIB is to share information, answer questions, share available duplicate materials, and post announcements of conferences and employment opportunities. The list is maintained by John R. Clark, M.Ed., M.L.I.S.

Anyone with an interest in mental health librarianship/issues can join the MHLIB by contacting John R. Clark at berek@tds.net or wizard@hartland.lib.me.us. The list is by approved subscription only to maintain the high level of professionalism. MLIS students with an interest in mental health are welcome as well.


The Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL) is a professional organization of individuals working in the field of mental health information delivery. Its members come from a variety of information settings: inpatient hospitals, academic and research institutions, and psychiatric and psychological agencies. AMHL provides opportunities for its members to enhance their professional skills; encourages research activities in mental health librarianship; and strengthens the role of the librarian within the mental health community.

If you are interested in joining the
Association of Mental Health Librarians please contact Stuart Moss, M.L.S. at moss@nki.rfmh.org
Membership dues are $15.00. Membership Form can be downloaded here (PDF).

2010 AMHL Meeting. The 2010 Meeting will be held on October 1-3, 2010, at the San Francisco Bay Area.

2007 AMHL Meeting: The 2007 AMHL conference was held on October 26-28, 2007, at the Nathan Kline Institute in Orangeburg, NY. The conference was hosted by President Stuart Moss of the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Overnight accommodations were at the Pearl River Hilton, which was a few minutes down the road. Please check the AMHL website for additional information.


SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists) is an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.

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All content provided by the MLA Mental Health SIG Website is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should contact your physician or healthcare professional if you have any questions about medical or health problems.