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Klein-Fedyshin, Michele

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • MLA Ad Hoc Committee to Review Core Clinical Journals, cochair, 2015–
  • Journal of the Medical Library Association, associate editor, 1996–2018
  • MLA Liaison to American Nursing Credentialing Center, Magnet Conference, 2011–2015
  • Information Specialist in Context, MLA Task Force, 2002–2004
  • Medical Informatics Section, Nominating & Program Committees, 1994
  • MLA News, Editorial Committee, chair, 1977


  • Midwest Chapter, president, 1977


Honors and Awards

  • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), Distinguished Member
  • Hospital Library Section, Scroll of Exemplary Service, 2002
  • Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship/Hospital Librarian of Year, 1996
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize, 1996
  • Hospital Libraries Section, Recognition Award for Publication, 1994
  • Hospital Libraries Section, Recognition Award for Technological Innovation, 1993

Other Awards

  • Dean’s List, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 2010, 2008
  • Invited into Golden Key International Honour Society, 2006
  • National Library of Medicine Board of Regents—Extramural Programs, 1999
  • Fellowship to Medical Informatics course, Marine Biological Laboratory, 1993


Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

  • Technical Review Group, NN/LM Request for Proposals, National Library of Medicine, 2000
  • National Library of Medicine Board of Regents, 1997–2000
  • NLM grant reviewer, 1995 and 2000
  • End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) core trainer
  • Licensed registered nurse (RN)

Publications (5 representative) 

  • San-Juan-Rodriguez A, Newman TV, Hernandez I, Swart ECS, Klein-Fedyshin M, Shrank WH, Parekh N. Impact of community pharmacist-provided preventive services on clinical, utilization, and economic outcomes: an umbrella review. Prev Med. 2018 Oct;115:145–155.
  • Klein-Fedyshin M, Ketchum AM, Arnold RM, Fedyshin PJ. Evaluating the MEDLINE Core Clinical Journals filter: data-driven evidence assessing clinical utility. J Eval Clin Pract. 2014 Dec; 20(6):837–43.
  • Klein-Fedyshin M, Burda ML, Epstein BA, Lawrence B. Collaborating to enhance patient education and recovery. J Med Libr Assoc. 2005 Oct; 93(4):440–445.
  • Klein MS, Ross FV, Adam DL. Effect of on-line literature searching on length of stay and patient care costs. Acad Med. 1994 Jun;69(6):489–95.
  • Klein MS. Adapting IAIMS to a hospital library level. B Med Lib Assoc. 1989 Oct;77:357–365.


Professional Positions

  • University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
    • SLIS, instructor for health care, 2010–2014
    • Research & clinical instruction librarian, 2009–
    • Manager of library services, UPMC Shadyside, 2000–2008
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Family hospice staff nurse, 2011–2012
  • Detroit Medical Center, Library Services, system director, 1997–1999
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, manager of library services, 1978–1997
  • Texas Medical Association, Austin, reference librarian, 1978
  • National Health Insurance Company, Austin, Texas, program policy specialist, 1977–1978
  • Children's Hospital Research Foundation Library, Cincinnati, Ohio, director, 1973–1976


MLA published statements about the fellow


  • BSN, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  • MSLS, Case Western Reserve University, 1973
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh, 1972, magna cum laude


Contributed by Jean P. Shipman

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