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Burns, Carol A.

See also Carol A. Burns' Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Southern Chapter
    • Chair, 1992-93
    • Vice Chair/Program Chair, 1991-92
    • Conference Chair, 1989-90
    • Chair, Nominating Committee, 1993-94
    • Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 1994-95
    • Chair, Research Committee, 1995-97
    • Chair, Bylaws Committee, 1985-86
    • Parliamentarian, 1986
    • Nominating Committee Nominee

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2001
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize (with CR Dee and JA Rankin), 2000
  • MLA Award for Best Research Paper (with CR Dee and JA Rankin), 1996
  • Distinguished Member, AHIP, 1995-present
  • Librarian Emerita (Professor Emeritus), Emory University, 2000-present
  • SC/MLA, Honorary Member, 2000--present
  • GHSLA, Miriam H. Libbey Memorial Lecturer, 2000--present

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.
  • Dee, CR, Rankin, JA, Burns CA. Using scientific evidence to improve hospital library services: Southern Chapter/MLA Journal Usage Study. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1998 Jul; 86(30):301-6.


  • Director, Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library (formerly A.W. Calhoun Medical Library), Atlanta, GA 1984-2000.
  • Acting Director, Emory University, A.W. Calhoun Medical Library, Atlanta, GA 1983-84.
  • Lecturer, Emory University, Division of Librarianship, Atlanta, GA 1979-1985.
  • Assistant Director, Emory University, A.W. Calhoun Medical Library, Atlanta, GA 1979-83
  • Audiovisual Librarian, Emory University, A.W. Calhoun Medical Library, Atlanta, GA 1974-79.
  • Reference Associate, University of Michigan, Medical Center Library, Ann Arbor, MI 1972-74.

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • Presentation of awards. Proceedings of the 101st Annual Meeting. J Med Libr Assoc 202Jan; 90(1):141-2.]
  • Medical Library Association. Oral History Committee Interview and Summary with Carol A. Burns. Interview conducted on May 1, 2002 by Richard Nollan.

Edited April, 2006

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