Medical Library Association Annual Meeting - Alumni Reunion and Lecture by Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall

April 24, 2013

The annual meeting of the Medical Library Association will take place from May 3rd to May 8th, 2013 in Boston, MA.

A special library school reunion is planned for alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science at 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday May 5th.

Dr. Joanne Gard Marshall, alumni distinguished professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver 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.