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Vicki F. Croft

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • Veterinary Medical Libraries Section, Ad Hoc History Committee, cochair, 2013–2016
  • MLA National Program Committee/11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) Planning Committee, member, 2010–2013
  • International Cooperation Section: Sister Libraries Committee, chair, 1999–2001
  • Veterinary Medical Libraries Section: Ad Hoc Budget Committee, chair, 2010–2011; MLA Nominating Committee, member, 2007, 2008; Section Council representative, 1990–1991; Section Council alternate, 1988–1990; Bylaws Committee, chair, 1989–1990; Nominating Committee, chair, 1989; chair, 1986–1987; secretary–treasurer, 1985–1986; Survey Committee, chair, 1985–1986
Chapter
  • Pacific Northwest Chapter: Nominating Committee, chair, 2005; chair, 2004, chair–elect, 2003; treasurer, 1993–1996

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Collection Development Section: Daniel T. Richards Prize for Collection Development, 2011: Ugaz AG, Boyd CT, Croft VF, Carrigan EE, Anderson KM
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 1990–; Emeritus, 2015–present
  • Section Project of the Year, 2016: Croft VF, Whitaker SK, Veterinary Medical Libraries Section
  • Pacific Northwest Chapter, Life Member, 2015
Other Awards

International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), Founders’ Award, 2013

  • Who’s Who in America, 2006–2007, 2013–2017
  • Who’s Who of American Women, 2006–2007 2008–2009, 2010/2011
  • Who’s Who in the West, 1986–1987, 1996–1997
  • Who’s Who in Veterinary Science and Medicine, 1987–1988
Other Accomplishments & Activities (selected)
  • National Network for Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region, institutional representative, 1990–2014
  • 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Planning Committee, Brisbane, Australia, member, 2007–2009
  • 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, Planning Committee, Boston, MA, member, 2010–2013
  • 6th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, Planning Committee, Brisbane, Australia, co-convener 2009
  • 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, Planning Committee, Onderstepoort, South Africa, member, 2004–2005
  • 4th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, Planning Committee, Budapest, Hungary, member, 2002–2003, Scientific Committee, member
  • 1st International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, Planning Committee, Reading, UK, cochair 1992
  • Inland Northwest Health Sciences Libraries, founding member, 1987–present

Publications (5 representative)

  • Rey LM, Croft VF, Whitaker SK, Stephens GM. Impacting librarianship and veterinary medicine: history of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association from 1974 to 2014. J Agric Food Inf. 2014;14(2):253–70.
  • Rey LM, Croft VF, Williams M, Boyd CT. A history of the International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS) and its partnership in One Health. J Agric Food Inf. 2013;4(2):151–63.
  • Ugaz AG, Boyd CT, Croft VF, Carrigan EE, Anderson KM. Basic list of medical serials, third edition: using a decision matrix to update the core list of veterinary journals. J Med Libr Assoc 2010 Oct;98(4):282–92. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.98.4.004.
  • van der Westhuizen E, Croft VF, eds. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Animal Health Information Specialists; Pretoria, South Africa; July 2–5, 2005.
  • Bancroft AF, Croft VF, Speth RA. Forward-looking library use survey: WSU libraries in the 21st century. J Acad Libr. 1998;24(3):216–24.

Professional Positions

  • Head, Animal Health Library (previously the Health Sciences Library and the Veterinary Medical/Pharmacy Library), Washington State University–Pullman, 1976–2014
  • Acting Head, Science Libraries, Washington State University–Pullman, 1997
  • Science Reference Librarian, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1971–1976

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Education

  • MS, library science, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, 1971
  • BS, biology, Dana College, Blair, NE, 1970

 

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