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Reis, Tovah

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • MLA Board, member, 2005–2008
  • Section Council, chair, 2005–2008
  • MLA Nominating Committee, member, 2002–2003
  • MLA Section Council, member, 2001–2005
  • Standing Committee, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section of Science and Technology Libraries, member, 2001–2004
  • MLA Corporate Information Services Section, interim chair, 2000–2002
  • IFLA 2001 National Organizing Committee, member, 1997–2001; IFLA 2001 Local Planning Sub-Committee, chair, 1997–2001, MLA-appointed member-at-large to IFLA
  • Membership Committee, member, 1996–1999


  • North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL), chair, 1995–1996; Conference, chair, 1995; Continuing Education Committee, member, 1992–1995

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2015
  • North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries Achievement Award, 2001
Other Awards
  • The Sheba Prize in appreciation for an outstanding contribution to the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, 1991
Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)
  • New England Journal of Medicine, Library Advisory Board, member, 2004–2006
  • Rhode Island Library Board, member, 2000–2006
  • Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, Leadership Task Force, member, 1999–2003
  • Ocean State Free Net, vice-president, 1994–1995
  • Israel Special Libraries and Information Centers, president, 1983–1986
  • Israel Special Libraries and Information Centers, National Conference organizer, 1973–1986
  • Department of Library Studies, Bar-Ilan University, National Center for Scientific and Technological Information, and Library School, Haifa University, lecturer, 1972–1982

Publications (5 representative)

  • Reis T. Divergent roads lead to the board. MLA News. 2006 Sep;389:18–9.
  • White WL, Reis T. Images from the Brown University Alcohol and Addiction Studies collections. Addiction. 2006 Jun;101(6):788–92.
  • Slocomb MA, Reis T. Rhode Island multi-type library outreach for health information. Poster presented at MLA ’05, the 105th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, San Antonio, TX, May 14–19, 2005; poster based on a grant from the New England Regional Medical Library, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
  • Fark R, Nolan AC, Reis T. Technology and the network: redesigning an academic library reference department. In: LaGuardin C, Mitchell BA, eds. Finding common grounds: creating the library of the future without diminishing the library of the past. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman; 1998. p. 47–57.
  • Reis T. Document supply in Israel: a review. Interlending Doc Supply. 1990;18(4):119–22.

Professional Positions

  • Interim Library Director, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College–Providence, 2014–2016
  • Medical School Librarian, Brown University Library, Providence, RI, 1991–2010
  • Medical Library Director, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, 1978–1991
  • Head, Library and Document Acquisitions Department, National Center for Scientific and Technological Information, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1972–1978
  • Serials Acquisitions Librarian, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology–Cambridge, 1969–1971
  • Acquisitions Librarian, Jewish Theological Seminary Library, New York, NY, 1968–1969
  • Librarian, Periodicals Department, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1966–1968

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MLS, Graduate School of Library Science, Jerusalem, Hebrew University, Israel, 1966
  • BA, anthropology major, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 1965


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