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Glitz, Beryl

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • MLA managing editor of books, 1996–2000
  • Publications Committee, member, 1996–2000
  • Books Panel, member, 1996–2000
  • Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences Jury, member, 1994–1995
  • Program and Convention Committee, member, 1988–1989
  • Managing editor of books, 1996–2000
  • Publications Committee, member, 1996–2000
  • Books Panel, member, 1996–2000
  • Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona, Task Force on Reimbursement for Chapter Activities, member, 1991; Advisory Board, member, 1988–1991, 1985–1987, 1983–1984, 1980–1981; Professional Issues Committee, chair, 1988–1989; Newsletter Committee, member, 1987–1989, 1994–1995; secretary, 1983–1984; Joint Meeting Committee, Program Subcommittee, cochair, 1992–1994, chair, 1985–1987, cochair, 1980–1981

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2002
  • ISI/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award, 1999
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
Other Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)
  • Instrumental in the growth of MLA’s publishing program
  • Founder of Biosites, a website to aid in finding quality information
  • Responsible for indexing Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship: volumes 1–7; Handbook of Medical Library Practice, volume III, 1988; and many other books in librarianship and medicine
  • Librarians Association of the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) Division, chair, 1992–1993; statewide delegate, 1986–1987; secretary, 1988–1989
  • University of California, Digital Library, consultant on focus groups, 1998–2000
  • University of California, MELVYL User Services Group, UCLA representative, 1987–1989, chair, 1988–1989

Publications (5 representative)

Professional Positions

  • Associate Director, Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library, 1989–2000; Educational Services Coordinator, 1987–1989; Reference Desk Services Coordinator, 1985–1987; Interlibrary Loan Librarian, 1980–1985; Assistant-Head, Cataloging Division, 1979–1980; Cataloger, 1977–1979; Biomedical Library, University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Laboratory Technician, Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, 1966
  • Scientific Assistant, Agricultural Research Council, Virus Research Unit, Cambridge, England, UK, 1964–1966
  • Medical Photographer, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, England, UK, 1961–1964

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • Library Intern while completing MLS degree, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, 1976–1977
  • MLS, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA), 1975–1977
  • BA, English, UCLA, 1971–1973 (graduated summa cum laude)


Contributed by Joan S. Zenan, AHIP, FMLA, and Alan F. Carr, AHIP

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