PNC/MLA 1998
Partnering for Better Health

October 26-29, 1998
The Grove Hotel/Boise, Idaho


Albert Bandura, Ph.D.
Albert Bandura is the David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Sciences in Psychology at Stanford University. As a proponent of social cognitive theory, he has authored countless articles and nine books on a wide range of psychology issues. His most recent book, Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control, is based on the theory that unless people believe they can produce desired effects through their actions, they have little incentive to act or to persevere in the face of difficulty. Dr. Bandura has been president of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Western Psychological Association. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bandura is the recipient of eleven honorary degrees and numerous distinguished awards.

Pamela Weinberg, R.N., M.P.H.
Pamela Weinberg is Vice President and Program Director for Healthwise Communities, a 4-county health promotion and education program centered in Boise, Idaho. The program is a ground-breaking project involving the study of self care and patient-physician partnerships. Ms. Weinberg has degrees in both engineering and nursing and also holds a Masterís Degree in Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has worked over 16 years in health care administration including a role as founding director of the National Marrow Donor Program. Ms Weinbergís current role at Healthwise in Boise allows her to work directly with patients and health care providers to create more empowered and informed health care consumers.

Kelly Murphey Glenn
Walking has been the driving force of change for Kelly Murphey Glenn. Ms. Glenn started race walking to lose weight at the age of 30. She has since advanced to become a National Masterís Champion Race Walker. Ms. Glenn is Founder of Idaho Racewalking and President of the Treasure Valley Fitness Walkers, Idahoís largest walking club. She has a degree in physical education from the University of Idaho and is a frequent speaker and course leader of walking clinics throughout the Northwest. Ms. Glenn will lead a course on Walking for Fitness including tips on proper footwear, and hydration and energy needs.

Debra Mulnick
Debra Mulnick has been a student of yoga for 10 years and an instructor for seven. Ms. Mulnick began her career as a registered nurse and practiced for 18 years before refocusing her time and talents to yoga and helping others find inner peace, self awareness and flexibility. She currently teaches at the Boise Yoga Center and will lead a session where you will learn the basics of yoga philosophy and yoga-based relaxation techniques.

Margaret Connors, M.A.L.S., M.S.W.
Margaret Connors, is Assistant Professor at OHSU Health Sciences Library, Portland, Oregon. Her professional experience includes twenty five years in public, academic, and medical libraries, as well as clinical work and teaching. Ms. Connors designed and initiated consumer health information services for OHSU hospitals and clinics and currently serves as Manager of Special Projects. She is the principle investigator of two current consumer health information projects. Margaret has developed Web resources to improve access by health providers to quality information in English and Spanish for their patients. She is a speaker at national and regional conferences on consumer health information and her current professional interests include advocacy for mental health education, and development of low literacy materials.

Maureen Carleton, M.L.I.S.
Maureen Carleton has been the Medical Reference Librarian for the King County Library System in Washington State since August, 1991. She is responsible for researching and answering patron requests for medical and consumer health information, for training library staff in the use of medical resources and in accessing medical information in electronic formats, for development and maintenance of the System Medical Reference collection and selection of health-related periodicals, and for outreach programs to various unaffiliated members of the King County health services community.

Sherry Dodson, M.L.S.
Sherry Dodson has been the Clinical Medical Librarian at the University of Washington Health Science Libraries & Information Center in Seattle, Washington since 1991. Sherry currently acts as Coordinator for the University of Washington Medical Centerís Health On-Line, the patient education database.

Michele Spatz, M.S.L.S.
Michele Spatz is the Director of the Planetree Health Resource Center in The Dalles, Oregon Ms. Spatz planned, implemented and manages the Planetree Health Resource Center in The Dalles, which opened June 2, 1992. She has taught consumer health information classes locally, regionally and nationally. Michele is a member of the Management Team, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, The Dalles, Oregon and serves on the hospital's Community Programs and Services Management team. She also serves as faculty at Mid-Columbia Medical Centerís Center for Mind & Body Medicine, specializing in teaching stress reduction methods.

Jean P. Shipman, M.S.L.S.
Jean P. Shipman is the Associate Director of Information Resources Management, University of Washington Health Science Libraries & Information Center. She is responsible for electronic product negotiations, collections, electronic reserves and document services among other things. Jean has taught multiple MLA continuing education courses as well as provided many presentations on document delivery and commercial document suppliers. She developed a web page which lists up-to-date information on several suppliers as well as links to their order forms. She implemented desktop document delivery services using the Internet and such products as Ariel, DocView and Adobe's Acrobat portable document format (pdf) scanned files.

Kathy Murray, M.L.S.
Kathy Murray is the Manager of the Health Sciences Information Library at the Consortium Library of the University of Alaska in Anchorage, Alaska. She is responsible for the health information needs of all health care providers in Alaska (with 3 exceptions: Native Medical Center, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Elmendorf Ar Force Base). Kathyís prior experience includes 18 years in hospital libraries and brief stints in public libraries and at the University of Washington.