I am delighted to announce that Beth Layton has accepted the position of
Associate Director of the Greater Midwest Region, National Network of
Libraries of Medicine effective June 16, 2014.
Ms. Layton holds a Masters in Business Administration from Shenandoah
University (1989) in addition to a Masters in Library Science from the
University of Maryland (1979). Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelors of
Science in Education, was earned at Millersville State College in 1975.
She is an alumnus of the AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program (2005) and a
Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Association, 2003-present.
Prior to coming to UIC, Beth served as Director, Oliver Ocasek Regional
Information Center, at Northeast Ohio Medical University, which is a GMR
Resource Library, during 2009-14. She also served as Deputy Director,
University of Florida Health Sciences Center Libraries, in addition to
other positions there, during 2002-09. Prior to that, she held
professional positions at George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Health
Sciences and Johns Hopkins University’s Welch Medical Library.
Ms. Layton has presented widely at Medical Library Association annual and
chapter conferences, as well as at a number of disciplinary health
professions meetings. She is an active member of MLA.
Please join me in welcoming her to the Greater Midwest Region.
Kathryn H. Carpenter
Professor and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences and
Director, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
From the GMR: GMR Associate Director Appointed