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Kraft, Michelle A.

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • Immediate past president, 2017, president, 2016, president-elect, 2015
  • Board of Directors, member, 2011, 2012, 2013; secretary, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Medical Informatics Section: past chair, 2012, chair, 2011, chair elect, 2011
  • 2012 National Program Committee, cochair, 2010–2012
  • 2009 Nominating Committee, member
  • 2017 Nominating Committee, chair

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Fellow, MLA, 2020
  • Hospital Library Section Scroll of Exemplary Service, 2019
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 2020

Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

  • Journal of the Medical Library Association, Editorial Board, member, 2019–
  • Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Editorial Board, member, 2009–
  • Ohio Health Sciences Library Association: past president, 2008, president, 2007, president elect, 2006
  • Library Leadership Ohio, member, 2002

Publications (5 representative)

  • Ratajeski M, Kraft, MA. Use of QR codes to promote e-books in medical libraries. J Electron Resour Med Librariansh. 2015;12(1):11–24.
  • Kraft M. Social media for health consumers and patients. In: Spatz M, ed. The Medical Library Association guide to providing consumer and patient health information. Medical Library Association Books Series. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield; 2014. p. 129–150.
  • Kraft MA. Disruptive technology: librarians must think heretical thoughts to adapt. Against Grain. 2014 Apr;26(2):38–40.
  • Kraft M. Getting wiki with it: using a wiki as a website for regional health system libraries. J Hosp Librariansh. 2010;10(3):265–78.
  • Kraft M. The use of blogs in medical librarianship. J Hosp Librariansh. 2006;6(1):1–13.

Professional Positions

  • Library Director, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH, 2016–present
  • Assistant Library Director, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH, 2016–2016
  • Senior Medical Librarian, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH, 2007–2016
  • Medical Librarian, South Pointe Library, Cleveland, OH, 2005–2007
  • Medical Librarian, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH, 1998–2004

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • Medical Library Association. 2020 MLA Fellows. MLAConnect [Internet]. 27 Aug 2020 [cited 28 Jun 2020].
  • Mitchell N, ed. Proceedings, 116th annual meeting, Medical Library Association, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 13–18, 2016: Business meeting. J Med Libr Assoc. 2017 Jan;105(1):E1–E20. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2017.123. [cited 3 Jun 2020].
  • Mitchell N, ed. Proceedings, 117th annual meeting, Medical Library Association, Seattle, WA, May 26–31, 2017: Business meeting. J Med Libr Assoc. 2018 Jan;106(1):E1–E28. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2018.421. [cited 3 Jun 2020].
  • Kraft M: Inaugural address. In: Mitchell N, ed. Proceedings, 115th annual meeting, Medical Library Association, Austin, TX. J Med Libr Assoc. 2016 Jan;104(1):E1–E33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.104.1.E1. (Correction: J Med Libr Assoc. 2016 Apr;104(2):99. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.104.2.026.) [cited 26 Jun 2020].

Education

  • MA, library science, University of Missouri–Columbia, 1998
  • BA, English, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1996
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