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Sargent, Charles W. (PhD)*

See Charles W. Sargent's Oral History Summary

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • President-Elect, President, Past President, 1980–1983
  • Committee on Committees, Chair, 1980–1981
  • Nominating Committee, Chair, 1980
  • Continuing Education Committee, Member, 1975–1979
  • Finance Committee, Member, 1972–1975
  • Central Office Committee, Member, 1972–1974
  • Board of Directors, Member, 1972–1975
  • Parliamentarian (Bylaws Committee), 1971–1974
  • South Central Chapter (Charter Member): President, 1977–1978; Board of Directors, Member; Annual Meeting, Chair, Lubbock, Texas, 1977

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 1990
  • MLA Most Notables
  • Certification of Medical Librarianship #3, March 8, 1968
Other Awards
  • Charles W. Sargent Graduate Nursing Award, School of Nursing, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center–Lubbock, 1990
  • South Central Chapter Distinguished Service Award, 1988
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, and Beta Phi Mu

Publications (5 representative)

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


  • Consultant: Puerto Rico, Illinois, Texas A&M, Kansas City, Missouri, and so on
  • Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center–Lubbock, 1990–
  • Director of Libraries and Chair, Health Communications Department, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center–Lubbock, 1972–1990
  • Assistant Director, Medical Computer Center; Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Medical Practice; Chair and Professor, Information Science Department, University of Missouri–Columbia, 1968–1972
  • Deputy Director, Medical Library, and Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico–Albuquerque, 1966–1968
  • Information Scientist, Senior Staff, Department of Aerospace and Bioastronautics, Lovelace Clinic, Albuquerque, NM, 1962–1966
  • Chief, Cataloging Department, Sandia Corporation Library, Albuquerque, NM, 1954–1961
  • Curator of the Kansas Historical Collections and University Archivist, University of Kansas–Lawrence, 1953–1954
  • Assistant Manuscript Cataloger, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, 1952–1953
  • Assistant Circulation Librarian, Michigan State University–Ann Arbor, 1949–1951

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • PhD, Economic History, University of New Mexico, 1964
  • MALS, School of Library Science, University of Michigan, 1953
  • MA, History, Michigan State University, 1951
  • BA, History, Michigan State University, 1951

Contributed by Charles Sargent, 2012

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