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Kelly, Janice E.

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments


Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship Committee, member, 2008–2009

MLA ’10, Washington, DC, May 21–26, Local Assistance Committee, cochair, 2008–2010

Janet Doe Lectureship Jury, chair, 2007–2008; member, 2006–2007

Nominating Committee, member, 2006–2007, 2001–2002

Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship Jury, member, 2005–2006

MLA ’04, Washington, DC, May 21–26, Local Assistance Committee, co-chair, 2002–2004

Awards Committee, chair, 2003–2004

Status and Economic Interests of Health Sciences Library Personnel, member, 1997–1998

Continuing Education Committee, Subcommittee on Instructor Approval, Evaluation, and Support, chair, 1993–1994

1992 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Local Assistance Committee, member, 1991–1992

MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant Jury, member, 1991–1992

Rittenhouse Award Jury, chair, 1988–1989

Hospital Libraries Section: Membership Committee, chair, 1994–1996; Leadership List, 1991; Executive Committee, member, 1991–1992, 1994–1996; Professional Recognition Committee, chair, 1991–1992


Mid-Atlantic Chapter/MLA: Nominating Committee, 2008; 2007 Annual Meeting Exhibits Committee, chair; Nominating Committee, chair, 2002–2003; chair elect/program chair, 2001–2002; chair, 2002–2004; past chair, 2003–2004; Strategic Planning Task Force, member, 2001–2002; Honors and Awards Committee, chair, 1999–2000;

Southern Chapter/MLA: T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award Jury, chair, 2007; Program Committee, cochair, 1996–1998; Executive Board, member, 1996–1998

Honors and Awards


Fellow, 2016

President’s Award, 2006

Hospital Libraries Section/MLA: Scroll of Exemplary Service, 2004; Leadership List, 1991

MLA Informationist Conference, invited participant, 2002

Mid-Atlantic Chapter/MLA, Librarian of the Year Award, 2001

Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

National Library of Medicine Recognition Awards:

  • For development and implementation of animated videos to improve understanding of complex environmental health concepts by middle school students, 2015
  • For carrying out an evaluation to assess the impact of the Teen Health Leadership program at St. John’s High School and publishing the results, 2015
  • For completing an analysis of technology available for e-learning and selecting a learning management system and methodology to implement e-learning, 2014
  • For participation in the redesign of the Environmental Health Student Portal, 2014
  • For implementing outreach and capacity building projects to increase librarians’ knowledge of women’s health resources and the importance of sex and gender difference research, 2013
  • For successful planning and coordination of the Disaster Information Outreach Symposium, 2011

John Dennis Award for Service to the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center, 2005

North Carolina Health Information Honorary Advisory Board, member, 2003–2011

Health Sciences and Human Services Library Staff Recognition Program, Certificate of Appreciation to the Regional Medical Library Staff, 2001

National Network of Libraries of Medicine National Steering Committee, National Library of Medicine ex officio representative, 2016–

Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) Currents, contributing author, 1983–1986, 1994–2011

Graduate School of Library School, University of South Florida–Tampa, guest lecturer, 1997–2009

Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore: Collaboration Space Task Force, member, 2008–2009; Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status, member, 2004–2005; Promotion and Permanent Status Committee, member, 2002

Southeastern/Atlantic Region: Affiliate Membership Workgroup, chair, 2009; mid-contract site review team to University of Washington, member, 2009; mid-contract site review team to University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA), member, 2004; mid-contract site review team to Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, member, 2004; Public Library Committee, chair, 2003

Library School, University of Maryland Graduate–College Park, guest lecturer, 1996

3 Sources, newsletter of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, editor, 1993–1994

Christ Hospital Library Newsletter, producer, 1986–1991

Chicago and South Consortium: Bylaws Committee, member, 1991; secretary, 1987–1991

Suburban Library System: Advisory Council, member, 1989–1991; Academic Library Pre-White House Conference on Libraries, delegate, 1990

Membership Requirement Committee, member, 1987

Maryland Area Health Sciences Librarian, Union List of Serials Committee, member, 1983–1985

Publications (5 representative)

Quasem S, Dutcher G, Kelly J Keselman, A. Evaluating NLM/University of Arizona Health Sciences Librarianship Fellowship for Knowledge River Scholars. Presented at: Mosaic ’16, 116th Medical Library Association Annual Meeting; May 2016; Toronto, ON, Canada.

Keselman A, Ahmed EA, Williamson DC, Kelly JE, Dutcher GA. Harnessing health information to foster disadvantaged teens’ community engagement, leadership skills, and career plans: a qualitative evaluation of the Teen Health Leadership Program. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015 Apr;103(2):82–6. [cited 21 Jul 2016]. DOI:

Kelly J, Peacock J. Using social media for outreach to caregivers. NLM Board of Regents Meeting, Bethesda, MD; 2013.

Kelly JE. Getting funded. J Hosp Librariansh. 2008;8(4):469–78.

Kelly J. Rural Grateful Med outreach: University of Illinois and National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest projects, access methods, impacts and future directions. Rural Datafication Meeting; 1994; Minneapolis, MN.

Professional Positions

Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services, Bethesda, MD, January 2011–present

Executive Director/Librarian III, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, Health Sciences and Human Services (HS/HSL), University of Maryland–Baltimore (UMB), 1994–2011

Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region (GMR), Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), 1993–1994

Deputy Director, Suburban Library System (SLS), Burr Ridge, IL, 1991–1992

Chief Librarian, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL, 1986–1991

Resource Sharing Coordinator, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library Services, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore, 1983–1986

Information Specialist, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore, 1982–1983

Clinical Medical Librarian, Medicine Alumni Memorial Library, Chicago College of Osteopathic, Chicago, IL, 1980–1981

Supervisor of Branch Library, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1978–1980

MLA published statements about the fellow

MLA honors excellence in health sciences librarianship. MLA News. 2016 May;56(5):15. [cited 21 Jul 2016].

Lynch FH, Rieke JL, eds. Awards ceremony. Proceedings, 106th Annual Meeting Medical Library Association. J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Jan;95(1):e10–e47. [cited 21 Jul 2016].


MS, library science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1978

BA, education/social studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, magna cum laude, 1975


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