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Minnerath, Janet

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Awards Committee, Chair, 2000–2001
  • Chapter Council Representative, 1992–1993 and 1990–1991
  • Grants and Scholarship Committee, Chair, 1991–1992
  • Sergeant at Arms, 1991–1994
  • Program and Convention Committee, Member, 1978–1981
  • Membership Committee, Member, 1976–1978
  • Recruitment Committee, Member, 1974–1975 and 1975–1976
  • Committee on Continuing Education, Member, 1971–1973
  • Ad Hoc Advisory Council on Continuing Education, Member, 1970
  • South Central Chapter/MLA
    • President, 1987
    • Treasurer, 1983
    • Local Arrangements Committee, Chair, 1984
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Group, President, 1976

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2000
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
  • South Central Chapter, Distinguished Service Award, 1992
Other Awards
  • Michael D. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award, 2000
  • Deborah King Library Staff Scholarship, University of California–Los Angeles, 1960

Other Accomplishments

  • Helped establish library consortia in Tidewater, northern Virginia, and the Richmond area
  • Worked closely with members of the Cherokee and Choctaw Nations to provide health information to the underserved
  • SCAMeL, South Central Medical Libraries Consortium, Founding Member, 1982; Chair 1994–1996
  • Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information , Oklahoma City, OK, December, 1991
  • Governor’s Conference on Libraries, Richmond, VA, March,1979
  • Virginia Library Association, President, 1977
  • Association of Western Hospitals, Hospital Librarians' Section, President, 1967–1968
  • The Ninety-Nines, International Association of Women Pilots

Publications (4 representative)

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

  • Minnerath J. Importance of mentoring. Contributed paper: South Central Chapter/MLA, Annual Meeting; Albuquerque, NM; October 1997.
  • Summers-Ables J, Minnerath J, Thompson CM. Native American Health Information Project (NAHIP) sites in Oklahoma. Contributed Paper: South Central Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting;Albuquerque, NM; October 1997.
  • Minnerath J, Parker P. What Smartcom never showed us. OCLC Sys Serv. 1985;1(4):18–20.
  • Minnerath J. Procedures manual for the hospital library. Virginia Medical Information System; 1970


  • Library Director, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center–Tulsa, 1982–2000
  • Library Director, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, LA, 1980–1982
  • Director, VAMIS (Virginia Medical Information System) Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1969–1980  
  • Medical Librarian, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, CA, 19641–1969
  • Acquisitions Librarian, California State University– Los Angeles, 1963–1964

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MLS, University of California–Los Angeles, 1963
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles, 1959

Contributed by Janet Minnerath

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