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Allen, Margaret (Peg)

Year Fellowship Conferred: 2010

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Nominating Committee, member, 2001, 2011
  • Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing (ICIRN), MLA representative, 1999–2005
  • Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Needs, Tools, Solutions Symposium, chair, 2003
  • Evidence-based Nursing Practice Symposium, chair, 2003
  • Annual Meeting, continuing education instructor, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2005
  • Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, founding member; Section Council representative, 1989–1992; Task Force to Map the Literature of Nursing, cochair, 1999–; NAHRS/International Academy of Nursing Editors Survey, cochair, 2010; Newsletter Literature Review, author and column editor, 1992–2004; Program Committee: member 1990–1992, 2002–2003;Research Committee, chair, 1996– ; Journal Lists for Nursing & Allied Health Subcommittee, cochair, 2012– ; Task Force to Evaluate Search Engines for MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Rndex, chair, 1997–1998; Honors Committee, cochair, 1997 – 98; Governmental Relations, chair, 1993–1995; Honors Committee: chair, 1992–1993; Interest Group Subcommittee, chair 1990–1992; chair, 1988–1989
  • Scholarship Jury, chair, 1989–1990
  • Midwest Chapter, representative-at-large, 1997–1998

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2010
  • Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Special Recognition, 2003
  • Librarian of the Year, Award for Excellence, Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, 1994 (first awardee)
  • Approved continuing education instructor, 1986–
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
Other Awards
  • ACE Lectureship, 5th Annual Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice, San Antonio, TX, 2006
  • One of ten experts interviewed for Detwiler SM. Super searchers on health & medicine: the online secrets of top health & medical researchers. Medford, NJ: Cyber-Age Books, Information Today; 2000
Other Accomplishments and Activities
  • Coordinated Hmong Health Education Network and, Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association
  • Helped establish University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, satellite bachelor’s of science in nursing program in Marshfield
  • Editor, International Nursing Index, American Journal of Nursing, 1996–1997

Publications (5 representative)

Professional Positions

  • Health Knowledge Consultants, 2009–
  • Consultant, Cinahl Information Systems (indexed websites and developed/wrote Search Strategies feature for CINAHL Plus), 1998–2007
  • Outreach Services Consultant, Marshfield Clinic and Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), 1993–2006
  • Indexer, Silver Platter RNdex, 1993–1995
  • Consultant, CINAHL Information Systems and Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Stratford, WI
  • Processing Coordinator and Reference Librarian, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, 1990–1993
  • Librarian, St. Joseph’s Hospital Learning Resource Center, Marshfield, WI, 1975–1990
  • Librarian, Fairview Community Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN, 1969–1973

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MA, library science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1969
  • BA, political science, Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota (National Merit Scholar)
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