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2020-21 Chair - Melissa De Santis

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Melissa De Santis is the Director of the Strauss Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She has been at the Strauss Library since 2007 and in her current position since 2016.

As Director she oversees the staff and resources of the library, guides the library’s continued development, and partners with other units on campus to advance the institution’s missions.

Her research and creative work has been in the areas of scholarly communications and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Melissa received her MLIS from UCLA and in addition to MCMLA she is active in MLA and AAHSL.

Strategic Plans for 2020-2021

Member Engagement

  • Complete the addition to the Policies and Procedures Manual where every MCMLA Committee describes in detail the work of the committee.

  • Implement Office 365 as a central location for MCMLA Officers and Committees to save their work.

  • Send monthly updates to MCMLA on the work of the Chapter.

  • Membership Committee will relaunch the Mentoring program.

  • Diversity & Inclusion Task Force will make recommendations to assist MCMLA on potential actions to make everyone feel included.

Continuing Education & Professional Development

  • The Education Committee will survey the membership to learn what topics are of interest to members for professional development.

  • The Education Committee will look at options to provide professional development in new ways.

Executive Committee Minutes

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