Margaret Moylan Bandy, AHIP, FMLA, has worked as medical librarian and manager of library and knowledge services at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO, since 1979. She served on the MLA Board of Directors from 2005–2008 and was board liaison to the Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians, contributing to the final report of the committee and the 2009 Vital Pathways Symposium published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Considered a leader in patient and consumer health information, Bandy established the first hospital-based consumer health library in Denver in 1985. Bandy has served as an officer and committee member for many committees at the national, regional, and state level, including as chair of the Midcontinental Chapter of MLA (MCMLA) and chair of the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section. As chair of the Hospital Libraries Section Standards Committee, she led the revision of “Standards for Hospital Libraries 2007.” As president of the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians in 2003, she established a committee to respond to the crisis facing hospital libraries in Colorado. That committee developed the “Myths and Truths about Library Services” materials for the MLA Vital Pathways website.
She has received a number of awards including the MCMLA Outstanding Achievement Award, the Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship, and the Marla M. Graber Award for Excellence and Achievement in Health Sciences Librarianship from the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians. With Rosalind Farnam, AHIP, FMLA, Bandy coedited theMedical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries, 2nd edition, which received the Ida and George Eliot Prize in 2012.