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Forsman, Rick B.

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Task Force to Review the Academy of Health Information Professionals, chair, 1995-96
  • Nominating Committee, 1988 and 1998
  • Medical School Libraries Section, chair, 1991-92
  • National Program Committee, chair, 1990-93
  • Professional Recognition Review Panel, chair, 1988-90
  • Technical Services Section, chair, 1984-85
  • Technical Services Section, representative to Section Council, 1982-84
  • Section Council, member, 1982-84

Honors and Awards

  • Janet Doe Lecturer, 2004
  • Fellow, 1999
  • Continuing Education Award, 1988
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
  • Senior Fellow, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, 1997
  • Nominee for 1989 award for Colorado Outstanding State Manager, 1989
  • U.S. Public Health Service Medical Library Trainee, 1973-74

Publications (5 representative)

  • Forsman R. ed. Administration and management in health sciences libraries. Lanham, MD: Medical Library Association and Scarecrow Press, 2000 (Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship, v. 8).
  • Forsman R. Managing the electronic resources transforming research libraries : challenges in the dynamic digital environment. Adv Libr 1998; 22 : 1-19.
  • Forsman R, Nelson P. The Academy of Health Information Professionals : a review of the first five years. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1997 Oct; 85(4):362-72.
  • Forsman R, guest ed. Consumer health information issue. Colorado Libr 1994 Summer; 20(2).
  • Forsman R. Incorporating organizational values into the strategic planning process. J Acad Libr 1990 Jul; 16(3):150-3.


  • Director and Associate Professor, Denison Memorial Library, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1992-present
  • Deputy Director; Associate Director for Technical Systems,Denison Memorial Library, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1985-90
  • Associate Director for Technical Services, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, 1979-85
  • Cataloging Librarian (Head), Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, 1975-79
  • Reader Services and Biomedical Librarian, Carrol College Library, Helena, MT, 1974-75

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