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Cleveland, Ana D. (PhD)

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Nominating Committee, member, 2012–2013
  • David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship Jury, chair, 2013–2014
  • Communities of Practice Task Force, member, 2010–2011
  • Section Council, member, 2010–2013, 2014–2017; Continuing Education Committee, liaison, 2010–2013; Credentialing Committee, liaison, 2014–2017
  • Disaster Information Specialist Task Force, member, 2010–
  • 2009 Program Planning Committee
  • Journal of the Medical Library Association, Editorial Board, member, 2006–2007
  • Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship Jury, member, 2002–2004
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Teleconference Planning Committee, member, 2002
  • International Evidence-Based Medicine Committee, member, 2000
  • MLA Task Force to Review the Books Publishing Program, member, 2000
  • Rittenhouse Award Jury, chair, 1991–1993
  • Committee to Examine the Certification and Recertification Process of Health Sciences Librarians, member, 1979–1980
  • Credentialing Appeal Procedure, evaluator, 1992
  • Primary Care Special Interest Group, Chair, 2000–2008
  • Research Section, Membership Committee, member, 1993–1995; chair/chair-elect, 1983–1984
  • Medical Informatics Section
  • Medical Library Education Section, chair-elect, 2008 and 2013–2014; chair, 2009–2010 and 2014–2015; past-chair, 2010–2011; Membership Committee, liaison, 2014–2015
  • South Central Chapter, Awards and Scholarships Committee, member, 2014–2016; Finance Committee, member, 2013–2015; MLA Nominating Committee, nominee, 2010; Nominating Committee, member, 2010–2011; Research Committee, chair 1994–1995, 2007–2009 and 2001–2004; Chapter Advisory Council, member, 1994–1995; Annual Meeting Program Committee, member, 1997–1998, 1993–1994, and 1989–1991; Continuing Education Committee, member, 1993–1994, 1989–1991; Task Force on Research Activities, member, 1992–1993

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2013
  • Janet Doe Lectureship, 2010, Miles to go before we sleep: education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information. J Med Lib Assoc. 2011 Jan;99(1):61–9 [cited 11 Jun 2014].
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize, 2010 for Cleveland A, Cleveland D. Health informatics for medical librarians. MLA and Neal-Schuman Publishers; 2009
  • South Central Chapter, Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Chapter, 2013; Research Award, Librarian of the Year, 2007; Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award for Contributed Papers, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Research Award, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award, 2000
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 2010–
  • Certification, 1977–
Other Awards (selected)
  • Sarah Law Kennerly Endowed Professorship, 2013
  • Association for Library and Information Science EducationAward for Teaching Excellence, 2010
  • Hispanic Leader (Líderes Hispanos) Recognition, Al Día, 2008
  • Librarian of the Year, Healthline, 2007
  • Library Journal Teaching Award, Honorable Mention, 2007
  • Hispanic Friends of the University of North Texas, G. Roland Vela Award, 2000
  • General Consulate of Mexico. Dallas, Texas, Recognition for Contribution to Proyecto Zapotlan, 1999
  • American Medical Informatics Association, General’s Club Award for Outstanding Leadership, 1992
  • Texas Association for School Librarians, Texas Library Association, Houston, Texas Recognition for Contribution to the Field of Librarianship, 1992
  • American Medical Informatics Association, Award for Outstanding Leadership, 1992
  • Top Professor, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, University of North Texas, 1989
Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)
  • Ana D. and Donald B. Teaching Award, established in 2010 by former students
  • Important voice for Hispanic education
  • Known as excellent teacher and mentor
  • Texas Library Association. 2014 Program Committee, member; Nominating Committee, member, 2006–2007; Information Committee member, 1982; 1986 and 1991 Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee; Information Services Committee, co-chair, 1986 and 1991
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Merit (Peer) Review Panel, member, 2009
  • National Library of Medicine, Biomedical Library Review Committee, member, 1994–1998; Library Resources Subcommittee, member, 1994–1998
  • G. Roland Vela Award, Hispanic Friends of the University of North Texas for contributions that foster and enhance education for Hispanic students, 2000
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, Board of Advisors, member, 1993–1998; chair-elect, 1994, chair, 1995; Executive Committee, member, 1994–1998; Council of Specialized Libraries, chair, 1996–1998; Associate Director Search Committee, member, 1997; Council of State, Public, and Academic Librarians, member, 1999–2001
  • American Medical Informatics Association, Education Working Group, member, 1992–
  • Council of Specialized Libraries, chair, 1996–1998
  • American Library Association. International Relations Round Table (IRRT), International Reception, chair, 1989; Reference and Adult Services Division, Library Services to the Spanish Speaking, 1982–1985; Library Education Assembly, IRRT representative, 1982–1984; Standing Committee on Library Education, IRRT representative, 1982–1984; IRRT Nominating Committee, member, 1982; IRRT Information Booth at Annual Meeting, Dallas, chair, 1984; IRRT Reception at Annual Meeting, Dallas, chair, 1984
  • International Library Education, member, 1983–1984; Library Education (standing, Council), member, 1983–1984
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education, International Library Education Committee, member, 1984
  • Seminar on Acquisition of Latin American Materials (SALALM), Committee on Personnel-Library School Education in Latin America, chair, 1982–1984
  • Reforma, Scholarship Committee, member, 1982–1985
  • American Society for Information Science, 1987 Midyear Meeting Steering Committee, member
  • Institute on Bilingual Humanities Materials for Children, Texas Woman’s University–Denton, co-director, 1979–1981

Publications (5 representative)

  • Cleveland DB, Cleveland AD. Introduction to indexing and abstracting. 4th ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited; 2013. (Note: 1st ed., 1982; 2nd ed., 1990; 3rd ed., 2001.)
  • Cleveland AD Holmes KL, Philbrick JL. Genomics and translational medicine for information professionals: an innovative course to educate the next generation of librarians. J Med Lib Assoc. 2012 Oct;100(4):303–5 [cited 11 Jun 2014]. DOI:
  • Cleveland, AD, Philbrick J, Pan X, Yu X, Chen J, O’Neill II M, Smith L. Quality health information on the Internet: developing a diabetes pathfinder for the Chinese population. J Consum Health Internet. 2009 Oct;13(4):313–33.
  • Cleveland AD, Cleveland DB. Health informatics for medical librarians. New York, NY: Neal Schuman; 2009.
  • Cleveland DB, Cleveland AD, Wise OB. Less than full-text indexing using a non-Boolean searching model. J Am Soc Inf Sci. 1984 Jan;35(1):19–28.

Professional Positions

  • Regents Professor, Department of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas–Denton, 2008–present;
  • Professor, 1991–present; Associate Professor, 1988–1991, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas–Denton
  • Professor, 1991– present; Associate Professor, 1988–1991, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center–Fort Worth
  • Director, Health Informatics Program, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Information Science, University of North Texas–Denton, 1992–present
  • Director, Houston Program, University of North Texas–Denton, Texas, 2004–2013 (Coordinator, 2001–2004)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center–Fort Worth, 2001–present
  • Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas–Denton, 1988–1991
  • Associate Professor, 1980–1988; Assistant Professor, 1977–1980, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University–Denton
  • Director, Proyecto Leer, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University–Denton, 1979–1980
  • Reference Librarian, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1973–1977
  • Research Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1971–1973

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • PhD, information science, Case Western Reserve University, 1976 [“The Effect of Coding in Information Retrieval: A Study of Two Searching Strategies”]
  • Intern, Psychiatric Unit Library, University Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1973–1975
  • MS, information science/health sciences librarianship, Case Western Reserve University, 1973
  • BS, mathematics/science, University of Texas–Austin, 1967
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