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Brenda Faye Green

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • 2019 National Program Committee, member, 2017–2019
  • MLA Scholarship for Minority Students Jury, member, 2015–2016, chair, 1993–1994
  • Nominating Committee, member, 2014
  • Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee, chair, 2012/13, incoming-chair 2011–2012, member, 2009–2013
  • Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award Jury, chair, 2008–2009, member, 2007–2009
  • Information Management and Education, Informatics Section, Biomedical Digital Libraries, reviewer, 2004–2005
  • Governmental Relations Committee, member, 2002–2005
  • 2002 National Program Committee, member, 2000–2002
  • Technology Tips to Enhance Electronic Presentations, MLA 2000, instructor, May 2000
  • George and Ida Eliot Prize Jury, member, 1999–2000
  • MLA News: Editor Search Committee, member, 1999; Section News editor, 1995–1997
  • Section Council, Communications Committee, member, 1995–1996
  • Educational Media and Technology Section (EMTS): chair, 2000–2001, chair-elect/program chair, 1999–2000; Grants and Scholarship Committee, chair 1997–1998; secretary/treasurer, 1997–1999; Media Festival, chair, 1996–1998
  • Public Services Section: Nominating Committee, member, 1996–1997
  • North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries: Conference Planning Committee, member, 2017; Program Committee, member, 2016–2017
  • Southern Chapter: Strategic Planning Committee, chair, 2013–2014; Nominating Committee, chair, 2013–2014; chapter chair and past chair, 2012–2014, program chair/program chair-elect, 2010–2011; Quad Chapter Meeting, program chair, 2011–2012; Local Arrangements Committee, member, 2009; Membership Committee, chair, 2003–2006; secretary/treasurer 2000–2001; Professional Development Committee, chair 1999–2000

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2017
  • Southern Chapter: Academic Librarian of the Year Award, 2014; T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award, 2010
  • “Medical Librarians Your Best Return on Investment”: theme selected for National Medical Librarians Month, 2012
Other Awards
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services Librarians for the 21st Century grant, 2005–2008
  • Received over 10 funding awards from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Other Accomplishments & Activities (selected)
  • Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN: Curriculum Committee, member, 2016–present; Ad Hoc Curriculum Revision Committee, member, 2016–present; Patient-Centered Medical Home Committee, member, 2016–present
  • University of North Texas, Department of Library and Information Sciences, College of Information and the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University, site supervisor for practicum students, 2015 and 2016
  • LIVE! Breast Cancer Summit for African-American Women Committee, member, 2015
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region: Site Review Team, member, 2013; Mid-Contract Site Team, member, 2013; Pacific Southwest Region: Site Review Team, resource library outreach liaison; Southeastern/Atlantic Region: Regional Advisory Committee, 2013 Site Review Team, member, 2001–2011, member, 1999–2001
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center–Memphis: Faculty Senate Executive Committee, parliamentarian, 2015; College of Medicine, Office of Medical Education, Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education, member, 2005–2015; Faculty Senate, member, 1993, 1997–2000
  • Tennessee Library Association Special Libraries Section, chair, 2000–2001
  • District of Columbia Health Sciences Information Network (DOCHSIN): president, 1990–1991; program chair, 1989–1990

Publications (5 representative)

  • Bharwani SK, Green BF, Pezzullo JC, Bharwani SS, Bharwai SS, Dhanireddy R. Systematic review and meta-analysis of human milk intake and retinopathy of prematurity: a significant update. J Perinatol. 2016 Nov;36(11):913–20.
  • Green BF, Wu L, Nollan R. Web tutorials: bibliographic instruction in a new medium. Med Ref Serv Q. 2005 Spring;25(1):83–91.
  • Stephenson PL, Green BF, Wallace RL, Earl MF, Orick JT, Taylor MV. Community partnerships for health information training: medical librarians working with health-care professionals and consumers in Tennessee. Health Inf Libr J. 2004 Jun;21(suppl.1):20–6.

Professional Positions

  • Associate Vice President/Institutional Technology and Library Director, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, 2017–present
  • Head of Education, Research, and Clinical Services, Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth Libraries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2016–2017
  • Associate Professor, Health Sciences Library, University of Tennessee–Memphis, 2006–2015
  • Coordinator, Instructional Services, Health Sciences Library, University of Tennessee–Memphis, 1993–2015
  • Reference and Instructional Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Tennessee–Memphis, 1992–1993
  • Reference Librarian, Medical Center Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 1991–1992
  • Head, Reference Services, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1989–1991
  • Reference Services Coordinator, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1986–1989
  • Reference Librarian, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1984–1986

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • BA, journalism, Mississippi University for Women–Columbus, 1978
  • MLS, library science, University of Southern Mississippi–Hattiesburg, 1984


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