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Fraser, Doreen*

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, International Notes Column, Editor, 1970–1974
  • Committee on International Cooperation, Member, 1970–1975
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Goals and Structure of the Medical Library Association, Member, 1968–1975
  • Membership Committee, Member, 1963–1966
  • Board of Trustees, Treasurer, 1958–1960
  • Committee on Standards, Subcommittee on Curriculum, Member, 1954–1975; Chair, 1956–1957
  • Medical School Libraries Group, Chair 1961–1962
  • Pacific Northwest Regional Group
    • Founding Member, 1953
    • Chair, 1957–1958
    • Library Development Project, medical library survey, Chair, 1959–1960

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 1980
  • Certified Medical Librarian
Other Awards
  • YMCA Women's Recognition Award, 1988
  • Certificate of Appreication, University of British Columbia
Other Accomplishments and Activities
  • Canadian Pensioners Concerned, National President, 1982–1988
  • 3rd International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, International Liaison Committee, MLA Representative, 5–9 May 1969
  • Association of Canadian Medical Colleges/ l’Association des Faculties de Medecine du Canada (ACMC/AFCM), Standing Committee on Medical School Libraries, Chair, 1962–1963
  • British Columbia Library Association, Vice-President/President, 1961–1963; Program Committee, Chair, 1961–1962; Hospital Library Committee, Chair
  • Canadian Royal Commission on Health Services to Study Library Service, Secretary, 1962

Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PMC.


  • Chief Librarian, Medical Dental Library and W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, 1964–1971
  • Librarian, Bio-Medical Library, University of British Columbia–Vancouver, Canada, 1953–1964
  • Instructor, School of Librarianship, University of British Columbia, 1960–1964

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • Medical bibliography study with Thomas P. Fleming, Columbia University, 1953
  • BLS, University of Toronto, 1937
  • BA, University of Alberta, 1936


(Birth 1915; Death 1989)

Contributed by Diane McKenzie, 2012

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