Mary Joan (M.J.) Tooey, AHIP
Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of MarylandBaltimore, 2004
MJ Tooey has served on the MLA Board of Directors, as chair of the MLA 2004 National Program Committee, and as chair of Chapter Council. She chaired the MLA/Pew Credible Information Task Force. A Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, she was the 1997 winner of the Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. Tooey has been chair of the Public Services Section and of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA (MAC). She was named MAC Librarian of the Year in 1996 and received their Marguerite Abel Service Recognition Award in 1991. She has over twenty years of experience in both hospital and academic libraries.
Previous Professional Positions
Director, 2004Y-; Deputy director, August 19992004; acting assistant director for computing and technology services, August-November 1999; associate director for external services and development, 19971999; project manager, New Health Sciences and Human Services Library Building, 19921999; assistant director for information and instructional services, 19931996; director, Reference and Information Management Services, 19921993; assistant director, Information Services; 19891992; head, Information Management Education, 19861989, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore.
MLA Official Activities
National: member 1985; 2004 National Program Committee: chair 20012004; Annual Meeting Schedule Task Force: member 20012002; MLA/PEW Credible Information Task Force: chair 20012002; Board of Directors: chapter liaison 19982001; Chapter Council: member 19941997, chair 19982001, chair-elect 19971998; Chapter Council Centennial Work Group: chair 19951998; 1993 National Program Committee: member, 19901993; White House Conference on Library and Information Science Task Force: member 19911992. Section: Leadership and Management Section: member 2000; Leadership Education Chapter Challenge Grant Committee: member 2003. Medical Informatics Section: member 1993. Public Services Section: member 19862001; chair-elect, chair, past-chair 19951998; secretary/treasurer 19901992; Nominating Committee, chair 19971998. Research Section: member 2000. Chapter: Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC): member 1985; Strategic Planning Task Force: chair 20012002; Local Arrangements Registration Committee: member 2001; Nominating Committee: member 2000; Local Arrangements: cochair 1996; MAC/MLA Centennial Committee: member 19951999; Chapter Council: representative 19941997; Honors and Awards Committee: chair 1992–1993; MAC nominee to MLA Nominating Committee 1992; Local Arrangements Exhibits Committee: chair 1992; Professional Recognition and Awards: chair 19911992; program chair, chair, immediate past chair 19881991; Bylaws Committee: chair 19901991; Ad Hoc Committee on Archival Materials: member 19901991; Governmental Relations Committee: member 19891991; Publications Committee: member 19881989.
Other Professional Activities
American Library Association: member 1991; Association of College and Research Libraries: member 1991; Library Administration and Management Association: member 1991. Maryland Association of Health Sciences Librarians: member 1985; Newsletter: coeditor 19881992; program chair, chair, immediate past chair 19861989. College of Library and Information Science, University of Maryland-College Park: adjunct faculty 1992, 1994 and 1996. Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services: Library Services Construction Act (LSCA) Advisory Committee: member 19911995; Task Force for Health Information in Public Libraries: member 19901992. White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services: delegate 1991. Maryland Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services: delegate 1990.
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity 2001. MLA Estelle Brodman Academic Medical Librarian of the Year 1997. MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals: distinguished member 1996. Mid-Atlantic Chapter/Medical Library Association: Librarian of the Year 1996; Marguerite Abel Service Recognition Award 1991.
B.S., education (school librarian) with minor in English/communication arts, Clarion University of Pennsylvania (formerly Clarion State College), Clarion, PA, 1976; M.L.S. (with a specialization in Information Science), University of Pittsburgh, 1982.
Tooey MJ. Handheld technologies in a clinical setting: state of the technology and resources. AACN Clin Issues 2003 Aug;14(3):3429. Tooey MJ. Review of The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. Bull Med Libr Assoc 2001 Jul;89(3):31820. Weise FO, Tooey MJ. Planning for health sciences library facilities. In: Forsman R, ed. Administration and management in health sciences libraries. v.8. Metuchan, NJ: Medical Library Association and Scarecrow Press, 2000: 13372. (Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship.) Tooey MJ. Review of Guardians of Medical Knowledge: The Genesis of the Medical Library Association. J Hosp Libr 2001;1(2):1045. Weise FO, Tooey MJ. The Health Sciences and Human Services Library: this is one sweet library! Bull Med Libr Assoc 1999 Apr;87(2):1707.