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Dalrymple, Prudence L. (PhD)

MLA Elected Offices and Committee chair Appointments

  • Janet Doe Lectureship Jury, chair, 2014
  • Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, Consulting Editors Panel, member, 1988–1989
  • Journal of the Medical Library Association, Editorial Board, member, 2008–2011, 2013–
  • Task Force to Develop MLA’s Center of Research and Education, member, 2002–2004
  • Task Force to Develop the MLA Research Policy Statement, chair, 1992–1995
  • MLA Research Agenda Think Tank, chair, 1992
  • Grants and Scholarship Committee, Jury for the MLA Research Grant, member, 1988, 1990, 1991
  • Interlibrary Loan Services and Standards Committee, member, 1982–1985
  • Public Health/Health Administration Section, Research Award Jury, member, 2007–
  • Medical Library Education Section, Nominating Committee, member, 1998–1999 chair, member, 1993–1994
  • Library Research Section, Nominating Committee, member, 1998; chair, 1990–1991; Continuing Education Liaison Committee, member, 1988–1991
  • Philadelphia Chapter, Executive Board, member, 2010–2014; Chapter Council representative, 2010–2014

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2014
  • Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals
Other Awards
  • Lilly Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching, Fellow, University of Illinois
  • Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Association for Library and Information Science Education
  • E. B. Fred Fellowship, University of Wisconsin
  • Beta Phi Mu, International Honor Society in Library Science
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Other Accomplishments & Activities (selected)
  • Known as an educator, administrator, and researcher who is able to adapt to changing environments
  • National Library of Medicine Informatics Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2005–2007
  • Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, summer fellow, 2007
  • Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, summer fellow, informatics, 2001
  • Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee, National Library of Medicine, 1998–2000
  • Advanced Research Institute, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, summer fellow, 1991
  • American Medical Informatics Association, Academic Forum, member, 2007–; Nominating Committee, member, 2012; Program Committee, member, 2012; Mid–Atlantic Regional Chapter, Organizing Committee, member, 2013
  • Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Information Professionals Task Force, member, 2009–2013; Executive Board, member, 2010–2012; Best Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) Paper Award Jury, member, 1992, 2007, 2007–2008; Education Committee, chair, 2007–; ISI/ASIS&T Outstanding Information Science Teacher, Jury, member, 2007; Presidential Task Force on Accreditation, member, 2006–
  • Association for Library and Information Science Education, International Relations Committee, chair 2004–2006; president, 2001–2002
  • American Library Association. Library Research Round Table, Nominating Committee, member, 1991–1992; Reference Service Press Award Committee, Reference and Adult Services Division, chair, 1990–1992; Catalog Use Committee, member

Publications (5 representative)

  • Dalrymple P, Green M, Rogers M, Turner K, Zach L. Collaborating to develop and test an enhanced text messaging system to encourage health information seeking J Med Lib Assoc. 2013 Jul;101(3):224–7 [cited 24 Sep 2014]. DOI:
  • Dalrymple PW, Lehmann HP, Roderer NK, Streiff MB. Applying evidence in practice: a qualitative case study of the factors affecting residents’ decisions. Health Informatics J. 2010;16(3):1–12.
  • Fenske RE, Dalrymple PW. Factors influencing research productivity among health sciences librarians. Bull Med Lib Assoc. 1992 Oct; 80(4):353–60. [cited 28 May 2014].
  • Dalrymple PW. Retrieval by reformulation in two library catalogs: toward a cognitive model of searching behavior. J Am Soc Inf Sci. 1990 Jun;41(4):272–81.
  • Varlejs J, Dalrymple PW. Publication output of library and information science faculty. J Educ Lib Inf Sci. 1986 Fall; 7(2):71–89.

Professional Positions

  • Research and Teaching Professor and Director, Institute for Health Informatics, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, 2008–
  • Dean and Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, 1997–2005
  • Director, Office for Accreditation, American Library Association, 1992–1997
  • Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois–Urbana–Champaign, 1988–1991
  • Health Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor, Library of the Health Sciences, College of Medicine at Rockford, University of Illinois–Chicago, 1986–1988
  • Director, Library and Information Services, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL, 1977–1984
  • Serials Librarian, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, 1976–1977

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1987
  • MS, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2008
  • MS, Simmons College
  • AB, English, cum laude, Clark University
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