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Gilbert, Carole E

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship Jury, chair 2002-04
  • ISI/MLA Doctoral Fellowship Jury, chair 2001-02
  • Nominating Committee, member, 1997
  • Board of Directors, member and secretary,1993-96
  • Hospital Libraries Section, chair 1990-91
  • Midwest Chapter
    • Section Council, representative, 2004--present
    • President, 1996-97

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2004
  • Hospital Libraries Section Scroll of Exemplary Service, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship, 2001
  • HLS/MLA Professional Achievement Grant 1999
  • Ida and George Elliot Prize, 1996
  • HLS Award for Publication, 1995
  • HLS Award for Leadership, 1992
  • National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellowship, 2001
  • Founding Editor and editor, Journal of Hospital Librarianship 1999--present

Publications (5 representative)

  • Gilbert CM, O’Donnell E. The hospital library’s role in recruitment and retention of medical staff. J Hosp Libr 2004; In Press
  • Gilbert CM. Helping Seniors capture the power of the Internet. Med Ref Serv Q 2001 Summer; 20(2):71-77.
  • Gilbert, CM, Phillips SA, Tubolino KN, Drobny D. Information needs of clinicians in ambulatory settings: results of a survey. J Hosp Libr 2001 Spring; 1(1):2-23.
  • Gilbert CM. Changes for the millennium. Med Ref Serv Q 2000 Spring; 19(1):73-76.
  • Klein MS, Ross FV, Adams DL, Gilbert CM. Effect of online searching on length of stay and patient care costs. Acad Med 1994; 69(6):489-95.


  • Director, Library Services, Helen L. DeRoy Medical Library, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI, 1986-present
  • Director of Libraries, Medical Library, Metropolitan Hospital and Medical Centers, Detroit, MI, 1983-96
  • Assistant Librarian, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing Library, Detroit, MI, 1981-83
  • Reference Librarian, Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield, MI, 1979-81

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • MLA Honors Excellence in Health Sciences Librarianship: MLA Fellows. Carole M. Gilbert. MLA News Jun/Jul 2003; 367:16.
  • MLA Honors Excellence in the Profession. Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital librarianship. Carole M. Gilbert. MLA News Jun/Jul 2001; 337:12
  • Grants and Scholarships Recipients. HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant. Metropolitan Detroit Medical libraries Group; Carole M. Gilbert. MLA News Jun/Jul 1999; 317:13.
  • Election Results Announced. Board of Directors. Carole M. Gilbert. MLA News Jan 1993; 251:1.

Edited July 26, 2004

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