Honors and Awards
- Honorary Fellow, Medical Library Association, 1999
- Senior Executive Service Performance Award, 1982
- Director’s Award, National Library of Medicine, 1981
- Research Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 1959–1964
Other Accomplishments and Activities
- Consultant to many scientific and professional associations and state, federal, and international agencies. Topics include roles for the Hospital Satellite Network in enhancing delivery of biomedical information to health professionals, and the establishment of a medical library/biomedical information resource center for the United Arab Emirates University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Publications (5 representative)
- Cooper WG. Roles for the library in information management. Program implications for the National Library of Medicine. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1983 Oct;71(4):433–4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC227271/.
- Matheson NW, Cooper WG. Implications of the Integrated Academic Information Management Systems (IAIMS) for the National Library of Medicine. MEDINFO 83: Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Medical Informatics. 1983;2:1040–1042.
- Cooper WG. The National Medical Audiovisual Center: in Bethesda. J Biocommun. 1980 Jul;7(2):2–3. PMID: 6156155.
- Githens JH, Cooper WG, Helfer Experience with pre-testing students entering medical school. J Med Educ. 1970 Apr;45(4):255–8.
- Cooper WG. The role of audio and audiovisual materials in enhancing the learning process for health science personnel. Report prepared for the National Library of Medicine. Inter-University Council on Communications (EDUCOM) Publications. Jan 1969 [cited 28 Sept 2020]. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED055423.pdf.
- University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, visiting professor of medical education, 1992–2005
- Cooper and Associates, Charlottesville, VA (last location), principal, 1985–2005
- National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, associate director for extramural programs, 1984–1985
- National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, acting associate director for extramural programs, 1982–1984
- Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, acting director, 1981–1982
- Research and Education, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, acting deputy director, 1981–1982
- National Medical Audiovisual Center, National Library of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and Bethesda, MD, acting director, 1980–1982
- National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, associate director for planning, 1979–1985
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, vice-chancellor for programs and educational programs, 1978–1979
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, assistant chancellor for extramural health services and educational affairs, 1975–1978
- Division of Educational Resources, director, and Department of Academic Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC, deputy director, 1972–1975
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, assistant vice-president for health affairs, 1971–1973
- School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, associate dean for student affairs, 1970 –1971
- University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, professor of anatomy, 1966 –1981
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, director of multidisciplinary teaching laboratories and biomedical communications, 1965–1970
- University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, associate professor of anatomy, 1963–1966
- Tissue Culture Association Course on “Methods and Principles of Cell and Tissue Culture,” University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, director, 1961–1964
- University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, assistant professor of anatomy, 1956–1963
- University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, instructor in anatomy
- College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, assistant and then instructor in anatomy, 1952–1955
- University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, instructor in anatomy, 1950–1952
MLA published statements about the fellow
- Squires SJ. Proceedings, Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting Medical Library Association, Inc. Chicago, Illinois May 14–19, 1999. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 2000 Jan;88(1):112. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC122099/.
- In Memoriam: William G. Cooper, 1926–2019. MLANET [Internet]. https://www.mlanet.org/p/bl/ar/blogaid=2825.
- PhD (anatomy), Columbia University, New York, NY, 1954
- MS, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1950
- BS, University of Cincinnati, 1949
Contributed by Betsy L. Humphreys, MLS, FMLA