CHAPEL HILL - Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall, alumni distinguished professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association (MLA) for the 2013 Janet Doe Lectureship.
The Janet Doe Lectureship is one of the highest honors offered by MLA with the person selected “a distinguished member of the profession who offers a unique perspective on either the history of philosophy of medical librarianship.”
Marshall was nominated by Carol Jenkins, director of the UNC Health Sciences Library.
"Dr. Marshall is an acclaimed leader in our field, including as MLA President in 2004-05," said Jenkins in her nomination letter. "Her perspective and broad experience make her an ideal candidate to deliver the Doe Lecture. She is an active administrator, teacher and researcher, while drawing on her prior experience as a health sciences librarian. Her research interests are in areas that are of prime importance to our profession today: defining the workforce needs of our profession for the future; consumer health; evidence based practice and communicating our value. She has numerous significant publications and presentations in these and other areas.
Marshall’s research interests focus on consumer health; evidence based practice and communicating our value; defining the workforce needs of the profession."
The international program will take place May 3–8, 2013, in Boston, MA. The Janet Doe Lecture is scheduled for 9 a.m. on May 6, 2013.