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Lyon, Frances Ishii

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Program and Convention Committee, Chair, 1975–1977
  • Hospital Libraries Section, Charter Member; MLA Nominating Committee, Nominee, 1986
  • Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona
  • (MLGSCA)
    • Scholarship Committee, Chair, 1973–1974
    • Nominating Committee, Chair, 1971
    • Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate Purposes and Expectations of MLGSCA, Member, 1969
    • President, 1962–1963; Vice President, 1961–1962
 Other Accomplishments and Activities
  • National Advisory Council, Regional Programs, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1975
  • Taught continuing education courses
    • Hospital library management, 1975, 1976
    • Planning hospital library facilities, 1975

 Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Service, Hospital Libraries Section, 1988
  • Fellow, 1989
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
Other Awards
  • Frances Ishii Medical Library, Hospital San José, Taisha, Ecuador
  • Long Beach Memorial Parks Medical Center, Teacher of the Year Award
  • Picasso print donated to Long Beach Memorial Parks Medical Library in her honor

 Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PubMed Central.


  • Director of Library Services, Long Beach Memorial Parks Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, 1959–1988
  • Librarian, Seaside Hospital, Long Beach, CA, 1948–1959

 MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MA, Librarianship, School of Library Science, University of Southern California–Los Angeles, 1960
  • BA, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1954

Contributed by Frances Ischii Lyon; 2012

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