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Smith, Kent A.

See also Kent A. Smith's Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Governmental Relations Committee (ex officio), 1980-04
  • Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force (ex officio), 1980-04
  • MLA/NLM Liaison Committee, 1984-85

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2005
  • MLA President’s Award, 1997
  • Who’s Who in America, 1990-2005
  • Chairman, CENDI-Federal Gov. Info. Managers, 2002-2004
  • President, Intl. Council On Scientific and Technical Info. 1990-1994; Distinguished Service
  • Award; Honorary Member 2005
  • President, Nat. Federation of Abstracting and Info. Services, 1990; Miles Conrad Honorary
  • Lecture,1998; Honorary Fellow 2003
  • Asst. Secretary of Health Exceptional Achievement Award, 1984
  • US Vice President’s Hammer Award, 1999
  • NLM Director’s Award, 1983
  • DHHS Superior Service Medal, 1974

Publications (5 representative)

  • Smith K. Federal information policy: Putting it all together. Information Services & Use 2004; 24(1):59-72
  • Smith K, Sequeira E. Linking at the US National Library of Medicine. Learned Publishing 2001 Jan; (14):23–8
  • Smith K. The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 1994 Sep; 44 3-4):201–8
  • Smith K, Mehnert R. The National Library of Medicine: from MEDLARS to the sesquicentennial and beyond. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1986 Oct; 74(4):325–32
  • Smith K. Information As A Commodity Or Public Good. National Forum, Phi Kappa Phi Journal, 1983 Summer; 63(3): 7–29


  • Information Management Consultant, ComputerCraft Corp. McLean, Virginia, 2004-present
  • Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1979–2004
  • Assistant Director for Administration, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1971–1979
  • Executive Officer, Division of Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1968–1971
  • Administrative Officer, Div. of Research Facilities and Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1965–68
  • Management Intern/ Analyst, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C., 1962–65

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