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Broering, Naomi C.*

See also Naomi C. Broering's Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Nominating Committee, chair, 1998-99
  • Past President, 1997-98
  • President, 1996-97
  • MLA Executive Committee, chair, 1996-97
  • Board of Directors, chair, 1996-97, member 1995-98
  • President Elect 1995-96
  • Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA), editor, 1992-96
  • BMLA Editorial Board, chair, 1992-96
  • Board of Directors, member, 1979-1982
  • Legislation Committee, chair, 1977-79
  • MLA News, "Capital Notes," column, editor, 1977-79
  • South Central Regional Group
    • Membership Committee, liaison-SSC NN/LM, 1997
  • Mid Atlantic Regional Group
    • Chair, 1979-80
    • By Laws Committee, chair, 1976-77
  • Medical Library Group of Southern California
    • Archivist, 1971
    • Recruitment Committee, chair, 1970-71

Honors and Awards

  • Marcia Noyes Award, 2003
  • Fellow, 1989
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
  • Frank B. Rogers Information Advancement Award, 1986
  • Medical Librarian II, Certified, MLA, 1974, 1982, 1988
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA), Winifred Sewell Award, 1999
  • Georgetown University, Vicennial Award for Distinguished Service, 1995
  • American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), Fellow, 1989- present
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA), Professional Award, 1987
  • Veterans Administration, Performance Award, 1973
  • USC School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, Commendation, 1968
  • NIH- UCLA Fellowship, NLM postgraduate training award, UCLA Biomedical Library, 1966-67
  • Pi Gamma Mu -- Social Science Honorary Society, 1961
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon, National Geography Honorary Fraternity, 1961
  • Cum Laude, BA California State University, Long Beach, CA, 1960

Publications (5 representative)

  • Broering NC, ed. High performance medical libraries: advances in information management for the virtual era. Westport, CT: Meckler Publications, 1993:229.
  • Broering NC. Strategic planning: IAIMS at Georgetown University Medical Center. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, 1986.
  • Broering NC. Servicios de información de salud para el publico (HIP): el programa del NN/LM y recursos en español basado en el Internet (Health information services for the public: the NN/LM program and Internet-based Spanish resources). London, UK, July 2000. <>.
  • Broering NC, Cannard B. Building bridges LIS-IAIMS-BioSYNTHESIS. Spec Libr 1988 Fall; 79(4): 302-13.
  • Broering NC. The miniMEDLINE SYSTEM: A library based end-user search system. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1985 Apr; 73(2):138-45.


  • Library Director, Herrick Community Health Care Library, Grossmont Healthcare District La Mesa, CA, 2002-present
  • Sr. Substitute Librarian, San Diego County Public Libraries, San Diego, CA, 2001-present
  • Editor, Friends of the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research Online Newsletter, Washington, DC, 2001-2003
  • Editor, Friends of the National Library of Medicine Update, E- Publication, Washington, DC, 1999-2003
  • Chief Executive Officer, B/C Consultants, (Library and Financial Management Services) La Jolla, CA, 1999-present
  • Executive Director and Director, NN/LM SCR-RML, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX, 1996-99
  • Director, Biomedical Information Resources Center and Medical Center Librarian, Georgetown University Medical Center, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Washington, DC, 1978-96
  • Associate Medical Center Librarian, Georgetown University Medical Center, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Washington, DC, 1975-78
  • Staff Assistant, Manpower Grants, Chief, Readers Service, Medical Library, Veterans Administration, Washington, DC, 1972-75
  • Assistant Librarian, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC, 1972
  • Chief Librarian, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1968-71
  • Acquisitions and Reference Librarian, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1967-68
  • NIH Postgraduate Fellowship in Medical Librarianship, Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1966-67

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • Crawford S. Naomi C. Broering, Medical Library Association President, 1996-1997. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1996 Jul; 84(3):441-3.
  • Presentation of awards. Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1995 Jan; 83(1):125.
  • Crawford S. Naomi C. Broering, twenty first editor of the Bulletin [editorial]. Bull Med Libr Assoc Jul 1992; 80(3):197.
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