Promoting racial equity in medical libraries

WMLA encourages medical librarians to consider what they can do support racial equity in their libraries. Some steps to consider:

  • Ask vendors about resources by or featuring people of color

  • Listen and learn from professional organizations

  • Suggest the NLM update outdated MeSH terminology

  • Create and share search strings for patients of color

  • Attend cultural humility 


If you have more suggestions, please contact us.

Gongaza hiring a Health Sciences Librarian (FT tenure track Assistant Professor)

Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA seeks to fill a full-time, tenure track, 12-month, annual appointment Health Sciences Librarian position in the Foley Library. The Health Sciences Librarian provides research support for faculty and students in the Gonzaga University School of Nursing and Human Physiology and to the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership.

Position closes 8/24/2020. Apply on Gonzaga's HR page: https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/14464

University of Washington looking for worksite visits

Contact Nayoung Won for more information.

UW looking for capstone projects

You can find examples of capstone projects on the iSchool website here. Contact Helene Williams for more information.

WMLA 2020 Cocktail Challenge

Participants of the 2020 Virtual Conference were encouraged to submit recipes for an official WMLA cocktail. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Ciao, Bella

Submitted by Julia Paulsen

Make a classic negroni, with:

  • 1 oz Campari

  • 1 oz sweet vermouth

  • 1 oz gin

  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice (or frozen juice cubes)

Stir and drink.

Credit: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

The Vesper

Submitted by Carol Mussotter

  • 3 shots of Empress Gin

  • 1 shot vodka

  • 1/2 shot of Lillet Blanc

Shake & serve with a lemon twist

Credit: Casino Royale

The Contessa

Submitted by Pat Devine

Equal parts (3/4 oz. each)

  • sweet vermouth

  • Aperol

  • gin

Serve over ice with splash of sparkling water, garnished with orange peel.