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Darling, Louise*

See also Louise Darling's Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Handbook of Medical Library Practice, Editor, 1976-88
  • Honors and Awards Committee, chair, 1976-77
  • AdHoc Committee to Develop a New Certification Code, chair, 1972-75
  • Planning Committee for the 1972 Annual Meeting, co-chair, 1972
  • MLA-National Library of Medicine Liaison Committee, chair, 1965-66
    President, 1963-64
  • Vice President, 1962-63
  • Board of Directors, member, 1961-65
  • Committee on International Cooperation, chair, 1959-63
  • Committee on Internships, chair, 1959-60
  • Medical Library Group of Southern California
    • President, 1950-51
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 1949-50

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award, 1989
  • ISI/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award, 1984
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize, 1983
  • Fellow, 1978
  • Marcia C. Noyes Award, 1974
  • Janet Doe Lecturer, 1973
  • Biomedical Librarian Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979
  • UCLA Alumni Association Award of Distrinctions, 1977
  • Golden Bruin Award, UCLA Medical Center Auxiliary, 1961

Publications (5 representative)

  • Darling L, ed., Bishop D, Colaianni LA assoc eds. Handbook of Medical Library Practice, 4th ed. Chicago: Medical Library Association, 1982-88.
  • Darling L, Fayollat J. Evolution of a processing system in a large biomedical library. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1976 Jan; 64(1):20-4.
  • Darling L. The view behind and ahead: implications of certification. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1973 Oct; 61(3):375-86.
  • Darling L. Personal views on personnel administration. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1970 Jul; 58(3):346-9.
  • Darling L. On education for biomedical librarianship. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1964 Oct; 52:701-5.


  • Librarian (Associate University Librarian), Biomedical Library, Center for the Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1947-78
  • Assistant Dean for Library Affairs, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1976-78
  • Lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1961-78
  • Lecturer, Department of Medical History, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 1958-78
  • Army Librarian and Area Library Supervisor, U.S. Army Special Services Office, Hawaii and Philippine Islands, 1944-47
  • Science Reference Assistant, University of California Library, Los Angeles, CA, 1941-44
  • Librarian, Acalanes Union High School, Lafayette, CA, 1940-41
  • Assistant Librarian, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 1936-39

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • Medical Library Association. Summary of Oral History Interview with Louise M. Darling. Interview conducted April 7-8, 1981 by David Bishop. Chicago, Medical Library Association, 1986. [cited June 7, 2003].
  • Honors and Awards Luncheon. Proceedings of the 75th Annual Meeting. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1975 Jan; 63(1):111.
  • Holleman MP. Louise Darling, President, Medical Library Association, 1963/64. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1963 Jul; 51(3):421-4.


(Birth 1911; Death 1999)

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