2019-2020 Officers



OHSLA Executive Committee Meeting, July 16, 2019
at Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Pictured at the Richland Carrousel Park (L-R): Marilia Antunez - Secretary & Health Sciences Libraries Focus Group representative to GMR; Heidi Beke-Harrigan - Webmaster; Angie Tucker - Past-President; Judy Griggs - Archivist; Alyssa Portwood - President; Don Pearson - President-Elect; Liz Lyman - Treasurer & Membership Chair and Loren Hackett - Communications Chair.

President: Alyssa Portwood, MLS, AHIP

Library Manager
Akron Children's Hospital
Mary Hower Medical Library
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44310

PH: (330) 543-8286
aportwood@chmca.org

The President presides over all OHSLA meetings and serves as official spokesperson of the group. The President, with approval of the Executive Committee, appoints committee chairs and members, the editor of OHSLA Voice, and the webmaster.


President-Elect: Don Pearson, MBA, MLIS, AHIP

Manager - Patient and Family Resource Center
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Room C001, Ground Floor Lobby
460 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

PH: (614) 366-8220 
donald.pearson@osumc.edu

The President Elect presides in the absence of the President and serves as Chair of the Program and Continuing Education Committee.


Past-President: Angela Tucker, MLIS, AHIP

Medical Librarian
Memorial Health System
401 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH 45750

PH: (740) 374-1455
atucker@mhsystem.org

The Past President serves as Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee.


Secretary: Marilia Antunez, MA(LIS), MA

Assistant Professor of Bibliography; Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian
The University of Akron
Science & Technology Library, ASEC 104

Akron, OH 44325

PH: (330) 972-6262
mantunez@uakron.edu

The Secretary records minutes of all OHSLA meetings and prepares minutes for distribution by the Communications Committee.


Treasurer/Membership Chair: Elizabeth Lyman, MLIS, AHIP

Reference Librarian
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Grant Morrow III Medical Library
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

PH: (614) 722-3200
Elizabeth.Lyman@nationwidechildrens.org

The Treasurer is responsible for receipt and disbursement of all funds, and submits a written financial report at each meeting. The Treasurer also maintains the official membership list and serves as Chair of the Membership Committee.

Archivist: Judy Griggs, MLIS, AHIP

Medical Librarian
Akron Children's Hospital
Family Resource Center
Akron, OH 44308

PH: (330) 543-8180
jgriggs@akronchildrens.org

The Archivist (appointed by the President) collects and catalogs the organization’s records for archiving in an accessible, controlled climate.

Webmaster: Heidi Beke-Harrigan, MLS, CPL

Technical Support Librarian 
OhioNET
1500 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221

PH: (614) 484-1068
heidib@ohionet.org

The Webmaster (appointed by the President) maintains and updates the organization’s website with the approval of the Executive Committee.

Communications Chair: Loren Hackett, MLIS, AHIP

Medical Librarian
Cleveland Clinic 
Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library
9500 Euclid Ave. - NA30
Cleveland, OH 44195

PH: (216) 445-7347
hacketl@ccf.org

The Communications Chair (appointed by the President) produces a newsletter (OHSLA Voice) twice a year; gathers information on members and happenings in the library world within Ohio; handles any additional projects as assigned by the Executive Committee. 



GMR-Health Sciences Librarians Focus Group Representative: Marilia Antunez, MA(LIS), MA

Assistant Professor of Bibliography; Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian
The University of Akron
Science & Technology Library, ASEC 104

Akron, OH 44325

PH: (330) 972-6262
mantunez@uakron.edu

The Ohio Representative to the GMR Health Sciences Librarians Focus Group serves as the communication link between OHSLA and the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)


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