Brown serves on futures task force for Medical Library Association anniversary
The Medical Library Association (MLA) is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in May 2023. As part of this celebration, the MLA board of directors created several task forces, each building on the MLA strategic goal, Building a Better Future. The task forces are to build upon MLA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in supporting the needs of health sciences libraries and librarians now and in the future. In addition, to better position the association to meet future needs, the Vision 2048 Task Force was created to help envision the profession’s future and make potential recommendations.
Roy Brown, MSLS, research and education librarian at the VCU Health Sciences Library, was selected for this task force. His three-year commitment will run through 2024. The committee aims to gather perspectives and feedback from those in the health sciences library community. The committee’s final product will be a report. Those findings will help position MLA to better to provide the education, resources and services that will enable members to flourish and meet the needs of the health science professions served.
Brown, who serves as the coordinator for the Research and Education intern position, has a strong interest in helping new health sciences librarians develop. “Working as part of the committee is very fulfilling as it allows me to make a small contribution to determining the future direction of MLA and the profession of health sciences librarianship,” Brown said.