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Meakin, Faith A.

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Board of Directors, 2004-07
  • Representative to the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, 1997-03
  • Nominating Committee, elected member, 1992-93, 2001-02
  • 2001 Annual Meeting Orlando, FL, Chair, Local Arrangements 1999-2001
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Special Panel on Recertification, Chair 1994-95
  • Professional Recognition Review Panel, Chair 1993-94
  • Chapter Council Representative from Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 1991-94
  • Honors and Awards Committee, Chair 1979-80
  • Rittenhouse Award Subcommittee, Chair 1979-80
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair 1973-74
  • Medical School Libraries Section
    • Past Chair/Nominating committee chair 1998-99
    • Chair, 1997-98
    • Chair-elect/Program chair 1996-1997
  • Leadership and Management Section
    • Chair-elect/Program Chair 2003-2004
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter
    • Chapter Representative to MLA, 1991-94
    • Professional Development Committee, Chair 1990-92;

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2004
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member 1989-present
  • Certification in Medical Librarianship, 1967-1999
  • Who’s Who in America, 2004- present
  • Who's Who in American Women, 2002- present
  • Beta Phi Mu, National Library Science Honorary. 1966-present

Publications (5 representative)

  • Kuntz JJ, Tennant MR, Case AC. Meakin FA. Staff-driven strategic planning: Learning from the past, embracing the future. 2003 Jan; J Med Libr Assoc 91(1): 79-82.
  • Baird LA, Meakin FA, Bailey MS, Shipman, JP. Assessing the information needs of health professionals: an annotated bibliography. Baltimore, MD. National Network of Libraries of Medicine/ Southeastern/Atlantic Region, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1991.
  • Maina WE, Jenkins CG, Meakin FA. The CLR/NLM health sciences library management intern program: first year. 1980 Jan; Bull Med Libr Assoc 63(1):16-24.
  • Meakin FA, Lewis, RF. Bibliographic fugitives: papers presented at meetings. In: Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Medical Librarianship,Amsterdam,1969. New York: Excerpta Medica, 1970.
  • Bibliography. In: Pizer IH. Automation in the Library. Hosp Prog 1966 Jul; 47:65-72.


  • Director, Health Sciences Center Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida May 1994 present.
  • Executive Director, NN/LM SE Region, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 1989-94.
  • Head, Reference and Readers Services, World Health Organization Geneva, Switzerland, 1983-88.
  • Head, Public Services, Biomedical Library, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1979-83.
  • CLR/NLM Health Sciences Library Management Intern, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978-79.
  • Head, Reference Department, Biomedical Library, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1967-78.
  • US Public Health Services Intern in Medical Librarianship, Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1966-67.

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • Awards ceremony. Proceedings of the 104 th Annual Meeting. J Med Libr Assoc 2005 Jan; 93(1):159-65. [cited April 20, 2006]
  • Faith A. Meakin, Candidate Information 2004-2005 Board of Directors Election
  • Faith A. Meakin, MLA Fellow nomination. Press release.

Edited April 21, 2006

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