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Lyons, Amy Gische

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Health Information Professionalism Curriculum Committee, chair, 2018–2020
  • Rising Stars Leadership Program, mentor, 2019–2020
  • Rising Stars Leadership Program, director, 2015–2017, codirector, 2017–2018
  • Rising Stars Committee, member 2013–2015, chair, 2015–2016
  • Rising Stars Review Committee (selection of cohort), member, 2012
  • Emerging Leaders Task Force, member, 2009–2013
  • Mark Hodges International Service Award Jury, member 2007–2008, chair, 2008–2009
  • Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award Jury, member 2000–2001, chair, 2001–2002
  • Majors Chapter Project of the Year Award Jury, member 1997–1998, chair 1998–1999
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize Jury, member, 1994–1995, chair, 1995–1996
  • MLA Doctoral Fellowship Jury, member 1991–1992, chair, 1992–1993
  • Cunningham International Memorial Fellowship Jury, member, 1989–1990, chair, 1990–1991
  • Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC): Executive Board, member, 1979–1983, 1995–; archivist, 1997–; Ad Hoc Committee for Review and Redesign of the Website, member, 2018; chair, 1982–1983, 2004–2005, chair–elect, 1981–1982, 2003–2004, past–chair, 1983–1984, 2005–2006; 50th Anniversary Celebrations, cochair, 2013–2014; Nominating Committee, member, 2006, 2008, and 2010; Scholarship Committee, member, 2013; treasurer, 1979–1980, 2005–2011; Annual Meeting Planning Committee, chair 1976, member 1981, 2005–2006, and 2009–2015; Awards Committee, member, 2005, 2007, and 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award, 2019
  • Fellow, 2019
  • Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC), Fellow, 2008
  • MLA Chapter Project of the Year, UNYOC, 2007
  • UNYOC Katy Nesbit Service Award, 2006
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 1999–
Other Awards
  • Western New York Library Resources Council, Project of the Year, 2014
  • State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship, 2006
  • Library Consortium of Health Institutions in Buffalo, Contributor of the Year, 1994–1995

Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

  • Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries: Future Leadership Committee, member, 2016–; Assessment and Statistics Review Task Force, member, 2015

Publications (5 representative)

  • Ohtake PJ, Lyons AG, Glogowski M, Stellrecht E, Aronoff N, Grabowski J, Zafron ML. Using an interprofessional flipped classroom educational strategy for developing evidence-based practice knowledge and skills. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2018 Jun;11:7–11.
  • Aronoff N, Stellrecht E, Lyons AG, Zafron ML, Glogowski M, Grabowski J, Ohtake PJ. Teaching evidence-based practice principles to prepare health professions students for an interprofessional learning experience. J Med Libr Assoc. 2017 Oct;105(4):376–84. DOI: PMID: 28983201.
  • Linden GJ, Lyons AG, Scannapieco FA. Periodontal systemic associations: review of the evidence. J Clin Periodontol. 2013 Apr;40(suppl 14):S8–19. DOI: PMID: 23627336.
  • Glogowski M, Lyons AG, coprincipal investigators. Information resources for evidence-based interprofessional health care decisions: developing, testing and evaluating library-based innovative technology enhanced team instruction methods. State University of New York Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG), $20,000, 2014.
  • Byrd GD, principal investigator, Lyons AG, project director. Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS). University at Buffalo, National Library of Medicine phase I grant, G08 LM06763-01, $138,024, 1999.

Professional Positions

  • Associate Librarian and Liaison to the School of Nursing, Health Sciences Services Team, Abbott Library, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2017–
  • Associate Librarian and Interim Director, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, 2014–2017
  • Associate Director and Associate Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, 1992–2014
  • Assistant Director and Associate Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, 1979–1992
  • Senior Assistant Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, 1978
  • Assistant Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, 1974–1978

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • EMBA, management, University at Buffalo, 2002
  • MLS, information and library studies, University at Buffalo, 1974
  • BA, art history, University at Buffalo, 1973


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