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Brown, Sarah Cole*

See also Sarah Cole Brown's Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • President, Vice-President, Immediate Past President, 1972–1975
  • Board of Directors, Member, 1967–1970
  • Medical Library Association/National Library of Medicine Liaison Committee, Member, 1966–1969; Chair 1968–1969
  • Committee on Committees, 1968–1973; Chair, 1972–1973
  • Nominating Committee, 1960–1962; Chair, 1962–1963
  • Southern Regional Group, Charter Member, Chair, 1952–1954

Other Accomplishments and Activities

  • American Association of Dental Schools, Section on Dental Libraries and Information Services, Chair, 1970–1971
  • American Association for the History of Medicine, Conference Host, Birmingham, AL, 1970
  • Alabama Library Association, President, 1969–1970; Executive Council member, 1970–1971
  • Southeastern Regional Medical Library Program, Executive Council and Advisory Council, Member, 1969
  • Comprehensive Health Planning Office, State of Alabama, Department of Public Health, Consultant, 1968–1969

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 1978
  • Charter Certification, 1952
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
Other Awards
  • Women’s Committee of 100 of Birmingham, 1978
  • Who’'s Who in America, 1980-81
  • Hendrix College Distinguished Alumni

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.


  • Professor, Library Science, University of Alabama–Birmingham, 1973–1977
  • Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama–Birmingham, 1973–1977
  • Assistant Professor, Medical and Dental Bibliography, University of Alabama Medical Cencter, 1955–1972
  • Director, Medical Center Library, Office of Learning Resources, University of Alabama Medical Center, 1955–1972
  • Head, Cataloguing and Assistant Librarian, University of Alabama Medical Center, 1948–1955
  • Librarian, US Army Air Force Combat Intelligence Four-Engine School, Maxwell Field, AL
  • Post Librarian, US Army Air Force Tactical School, Maxwell Field, AL
  • Assistant Librarian, Alabama College, Montevallo, AL

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • BS, Library School, University of Illinois, 1934
  • BA, Hendrix College, Conway, AK, 1933

Contributed by Diane McKenzie

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