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Murphy, Beverly

MLA Elected Offices and Committee chair Appointments

  • Fellows and Honorary members Awards Jury, chair, 2016–2017
  • Fellows and Honorary members Awards Jury, member, 2015–2016
  • MLA News, Editor Search Committee, member, 2015
  • Journal of the Medical Library Association, Editorial Board, member, 2014–2017
  • Board of Directors, member, 2008–2011
  • MLA Local Assistance Committee, member, 2010
  • Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee, chair, 2006–2008
  • Nominating Committee (for 2008/09 election), member, 2007
  • Continuing Education Committee, member, 2006–2007; Publicity Group, chair, 2006–2007
  • MLA ’02 and MLA ’07, Marketing and Public Relations Roundtable, facilitator, 2002, 2007
  • Diversity Symposium Planning Group, member, 2005–2006
  • MLA News, editor, 2003–2005 and 2000–2002
  • 2004 National Program Committee, Local Assistance Committee, member, 2002–2004
  • Credentialing Committee, member, 1999–2002
  • Publications Committee, member, 1996–1999; ex officio member, 2000–2006
  • MLANET Task Force, liaison, 1996–1998
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, mentor, 1995–present


  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC)
  • MLA Chapter Council representative alternate, 2015–2018, Credentialing Committee liaison
  • Diversity Task Group, member, 2015–2017
  • Communications Committee, chair 2014–2015
  • Registration Committee, chair, 2009–2011, 2012–2013, 2014–2015
  • Task Force on Meeting Continuity, member, 2014
  • MAC/MLA Quad Chapter Meeting, Program Committee, cochair, 2011–2012
  • MAC Research Committee, member, 2009-2010
  • Strategic Planning Committee, member, 2005–2008
  • Strategic Planning Task Force, chair, 2004–2005
  • Nominating Committee, chair, 2004–2005
  • MAC/Southern Joint Meeting, Steering Committee, member, 2004–2006
  • Chair-elect, 2002–2003; chair, 2003–2004; past chair, 2004–2005
  • QuintEssential Conference, Steering Committee, member, 2002–2003
  • Financial Planning Task Force, chair, 1999–2000
  • Publications Committee, chair, 1998–1999
  • Treasurer, 1997–1999
  • Centennial Task Force, member, 1996–1998
  • MAC Messages, editor, 1995–1998
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, counselor, 1997–present

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2015
  • MAC Librarian of the Year Award, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, MLA, 2005
  • Marguerite Abel Service Recognition Award, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, MLA, 1998
  • MLA certification, 1985
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, membership, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2006; 2011; Distinguished Member
Other Awards
  • Roadbuilder’s Award for Special Librarianship, North Carolina Library Association’s Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns, 2015
  • Certificate of Achievement, 30 Years of Service, Duke University and Health System, 2013
  • Award of Excellence, Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries, 2007
  • National Library of Medicine Honoree, National Medical Librarians Month, 1998
  • Special Libraries Paper Award for master’s research paper: Using instructional materials to educate patients in the doctor’s office: an examination of six programs in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1981
  • Fellowship and full tuition for graduate study in library science, Dow Chemical Company, Midland MI, 1979
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship and full tuition for graduate study in biology, 1978
Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)
  • Association of North Carolina Health & Science Libraries (ANCHASL), Nominating Committee, member, 2014, 2015; webmaster, 2012–present; 25th Anniversary Committee, member, 2006–2007; Executive Board, advisor, 2003– present; Publicity/Public Relations, chair, 2002; Financial Task Force, chair, 2001; president elect, 1995; president, 1996; past president, 1997
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, Mentoring Program, member, 2015–2016
  • National Library of Medicine Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee (BLIRC), member, 2009–2013
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, Regional Advisory Committee, Regional Advisory Committee, Technology Committee, member, 2006–2011

Publications (5 representative)

  • Grier PL Jr., Murphy B. On the trail of an EHR. J Hosp Libr. 2015 Feb; 15(1):99–108.
  • Murphy B, Carden VRM. Building blocks for the future: reflections from MLA leaders. Poster presented at MLA ’14, the 114th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; Chicago, IL; May 2014.
  • Murphy V, Peterson RA, Vines H, von Isenburg M, Berney E, James R, Rodriguez M, Thibodeau P. Revolution at the library service desk. Med Ref Serv Q. 2008 Sep;27(4):379–93.
  • Woodburn JI, Murphy B, Peterson RA, Thibodeau PL. Dealing with journal cuts—when the sky’s not the limit. J Electronic Resour Med Libr. 2005;2(4):1–18.
  • Peterson R, Murphy B, Holmgren S, Thibodeau PL. The LibQUAL+ challenge: an academic medical center’s perspective, Duke University. J Libr Admin. 2004;40(3/4):83–98; and Heath FM, Kyrillidou M, Askew CA, ed. Libraries act on their LibQUAL+ findings. Haworth Information Press; 2004. pp. 83–98.

Professional Positions

  • Hospital Nursing Liaison, Duke Health System (Duke Hospital, Duke Regional, and Duke Raleigh), Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Durham, NC, 2013–present
  • Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management; Webmaster, Librarian Rank with Continuing Appointment, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Durham, NC, 1996–present
  • Head, Reference Services, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Durham, NC, 1992–1996
  • User Education Coordinator, Associate Librarian Rank with Continuing Appointment, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Durham, NC, 1988–1992
  • Reference Librarian, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, Durham, NC, 1983–1992
  • Assistant Librarian, Herald-Sun Library, Herald-Sun Newspaper, Durham, NC, 1983–1984
  • Technical Services Librarian, Science/Technology Information Center, University of Virginia–Charlottesville, 1981–1983
  • Summer Intern in Library Science, Dow Chemical Company, Chemical Library, Midland, MI, 1979

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MLS, North Carolina Central University, 1981
  • Graduate study, biology, North Carolina Central University, fall semester, 1978
  • BS, North Carolina Central University–Durham, major: biology; minor: chemistry, 1978 [Dean’s List, 1974–1978; National Panhellenic Council GPA Award; Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society; Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honorary Society; magna cum laude]


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