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Bowden, Virginia M. (PhD)

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Nominating Committee, Member, 1999
  • Bulletin of Medical Library Association, Associate Editor, Buildings, 1996–1999
  • Nominee, President-elect, 1994
  • Nominating Committee, Member, 1990
  • MLA News Editorial Committee, 1978–1981; Chair, 1980–1981
  • South Central Chapter/MLA (SCC)
    • Program Committee, Chair, 1990–1991
    • Nominating Committee, 1999–2000
    • Executive Committee, Member, 1979–1982
    • Nominating Committee, Chair, 1981–1982
    • President, 1980–1981
Other Accomplishments
  • National Library of Medicine, Biomedical Library Review Committee, 1986–1990
  • Texas Council of State University Librarians, President, 1996–1998
  • Council of Research and Academic Libraries of San Antonio (CORAL), President, 1986–1987
  • AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Board of Trustees, Member, 1986–1989
  • National Library of Medicine grant 1-RO1-LMO3687-01 “Evaluation of Current Monograph Holdings,” Principal Investigator, March 1982–May 1983

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2000
  • Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences, 1990
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
Other Awards
  • Bexar Library Association, Julia Grothaus Award, 2003
  • Council on Library Resources Fellowship, Current Monograph Acquisitions Patterns, 1978–1979

Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PubMed Central.


  • Library Director, The University of Texas Health Science Center–San Antonio (UTHSCSA), 1985–2003
  • Associate Library Director, UTHSCSA,1978–1985
  • Assistant to the Director, UTHSCSA, 1974–1978
  • Library Systems Analyst, UTHSCSA,1970-1974
  • Senior Programmer, Bambergers Department Store, Newark, NJ, 1967–1968
  • Senior Programmer, C.E.I.R., New York City, NY, 1965–1966
  • Senior Programmer, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL, 1964–1965
  • Programmer, Texaco, Houston, TX, 1960–1964

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • PhD, University of Texas–Austin, 1994
  • MSLS, University of Kentucky–Lexington, 1970
  • BA, University of Texas–Austin, 1960

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