MLA Awards and Honors
Janet Doe Lectureship
The Janet Doe Lecturer is an individual chosen annually by the Medical Library Association for his/her unique perspective on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship. The Doe Lectureship was established in 1966 by anonymous donation. The selected lecture is presented at the association's annual meeting and is subsequently published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Recipients and links to published lectures (1967present) are noted below; also visit "Janet Doe Lectures: A Virtual Archive," compiled by W. John MacMullen..
"Our World, Our Story: A Textual Analysis of Articles Published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association/Journal of the Medical Library Association from 1961 to 2010"
"Breaking the Barriers of Time and Space: The Dawning of the Great Age of Librarians"
"Miles to Go Before We Sleep: Education, Technology, and the Changing Paradigms in Health Information"
"Eyes on the Prize: Reflections on the Impact of the Evolving Digital Ecology on the Librarian, as Expert Intermediary and Knowledge Coach, 1969-2009"
"There Are No More Giants:Changing Leadership for Changing Times"
"Constants, Context and Change: The Pursuit of Purpose"
"Swimming with the Sharks: Perspectives on Professional Risk Taking"
"MLA's Professional Development Programs: A Look Back at the Way Ahead "
"Life and Death on the Coral Reef: An Ecological Perspective on Scholarly Publishing in the Health Sciences"
"Being There: The Library as Place"
"A Job With A View: Perspectives from the Corporate Side of Health Care"
"Adjusting to Progress: Interactions Between NLM and Health Sciences Librarians, 1961-2001"
"The Road Not Taken"
"Enabling, Empowering, Inspiring: Research and Mentorship Through the Years"
"Strategies and Measures for Our Next Century"
"Musings on Our Meetings: MLA Conventions, 'Ninety-Eight to Date"
"On the Origin of Species: Evolution of Health Sciences Librarianship"
"The Changing Face of Health Information"
"The Idea of the Library"
"From Index Catalogue to Gopher Space: Changes in our Profession as Reflected in the Handbook and CPHSL"
"Communication in the Physician-Patient Relationship"
"That Vision Thing"
"Hospital Librarianship in Perspective"
"Reinventing the Medical Librarian"
"Domus or Polis? The Location of Value"
"The Science of Librarianship: Investing in the Future"
"Measures of Excellence: The Search for the Gold Standard"
"The Promise of Fruit and Light"
"Looking Backward-1984-1959: Twenty-Five Years of Library Automation---A Personal View"
"The Origin and Development of a Concept: The Information Society"
"Reflections on the Medical Library Association's International Activities"
"The Limits of the Comprehensible: Reflections on Medical Librarianship"
"The Librarian's Life, Scholarship and Librarianship"
"Medical Librarianship: A Systems Perspective"
"Books and Other Endangered Species: An Inquiry into the Values of Medical Librarianship"
"Foundations of Medical Librarianship"
"On the Uses of Diversity"
"The Medical Librarian as Manager; or the Fruits of Fadism"
"Library Cooperation: Wave of the Future or Ripple"
"The View Behind and Ahead: Implications of Certification"
"The Way of the Innovator: Notes toward a Prehistory of MEDLARS"
"The Pursuit of Excellence"
"Academic Status for Medical Librarians"
"Problems of Medical Subject Cataloging"
"The Medical Library Association in Retrospect: 1937-1967"
For more information on the procedures for awards and honors nominations or applications, contact Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094.
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Last Updated: 2013 April 03