MLA '10: Featured Speakers
Sunday, May 23, 10:30 a.m.–noon
John P. McGovern Award Lecturer: Daniel H. Pink
Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services
Daniel H. Pink has been described as having the mind of an entrepreneur and the heart of a storyteller. Using these qualities, he delivers an entertaining and educational presentation that reviews the six essential abilities we need for personal fulfillment and professional success in our ever-changing and challenging work environments.
Pink is the author of four provocative, bestselling books on the changing world of work. In his latest book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Pink shows us that the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
In A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future (MLA ’10’s common book), Pink charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and describes the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced, automated age. Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need is the first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga. His first book, Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself, was a Washington Post bestseller that Publishers Weekly says, “has become a cornerstone of employee-management relations.”
Pink’s articles on business and technology appear in many publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Wired, where he is a contributing editor. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the United States and abroad. He also lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace.
A free agent himself, Pink held his last real job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to US Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government.
He received a bachelor of arts, with honors, from Northwestern University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a law degree from Yale Law School. To his lasting joy, he has never practiced law.
Monday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Janet Doe Lecturer: Ana D. Cleveland
“Miles to Go Before We Sleep: Education, Technology, and the Changing Paradigms in Health Information”
The Janet Doe Lecturer is chosen for his or her unique perspective on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship. Ana Diviñó Cleveland, regents professor and director, Health Informatics and Houston Programs, Department of Library and Information Sciences, College of Information, University of North Texas–Denton, is an internationally recognized educator in the fields of medical librarianship and health informatics. She has held faculty appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and the School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center–Denton.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas–Austin, she attended Case Western Reserve University, where she obtained a master’s degree and doctorate in information science with funding from the National Library of Medicine. Her educational experiences at Case Western Reserve University shaped her forward-thinking approach to the profession.
One of the most rewarding aspects of her career has been the education and mentoring of future health information professionals. Cleveland is well regarded for her innovation in curricula development. In 2000, she received the Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award from MLA, and in 2010, she was given the Award for Teaching Excellence in the Field of Library and Information Science Education by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). At the regional level, she was named Librarian of the Year in 2007 by the South Central Chapter.
Cleveland has coauthored two textbooks with Don Cleveland: Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting and most recently, Health Informatics for Medical Librarians. Her publications are in the areas of information retrieval, information-seeking behaviors of special populations, and information technology. She has received numerous grants in areas related to health informatics and has served as a consultant, internationally and nationally, to a wide range of health-related agencies.
An active member of MLA, Cleveland serves as the chair of the Medical Library Education Section, and she previously chaired the Research Section. She also served on the Journal of the Medical Library Association Editorial Board, Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship Jury, and Rittenhouse Award Jury, among others.
She has a strong passion and commitment to developing health communities, and this has led her to appointment to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board.
A native of Cuba, she has been recognized as an outstanding Hispanic role model, and in 2008, she was featured by the newspaper Al Día as a leader in the Hispanic community.