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Stoddart, Joan M.

Joan Stoddart, AHIP

Year Fellowship Conferred: 2014

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • MLA Fellows and Honorary Members Jury, member, 2008
  • Oral History Committee, chair 2006–2007
  • Murray Gottlieb Prize Jury, 2003–2005
  • National Program Committee, 2002 Annual Meeting, member, 2000–2002
  • Chapter Council, alternate, 1988–1990
  • Credentialing Committee, member, 1996–2000
  • Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award Jury, member, 1988–1990
  • Membership Committee, chair, 1985
  • History of the Health Sciences Section, Section Council representative, 2013–2015; chair/past chair 2011–2015; incoming chair/Programming Planning Committee, 2009–2011; Section Council representative, 2005–2007
  • Library Research Section, Continuing Education Committee liaison, 1988–1991
  • Midcontinental Chapter, Annual Meeting Conference Committee, member, 2013; Annual Meeting Planning Committee, cochair, 2005; Finance Committee, chair, 2005; Nominating Committee, chair, 1982–1983, 1998–1999, and 2004; Annual Meeting, chair, 1996; Chapter Executive Committee, member, 1985–1990; chapter chair, 1986–1987; Annual Meeting Steering Committee, cochair, 1990; Honors and Awards Committee, chair, 1991–1992, 2011; Strategic Planning Committee, 1993–1994

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2014
  • Continuing Education Award, 1994
  • Certificate of Health Sciences Librarianship, 1973–1990
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 1990–
Other Awards
  • Emeritus faculty status, University of Utah, 2014
  • Distinguished Librarian Award, Utah Library Association, 2014
  • Midcontinental Chapter of MLA most Innovative Paper Award, 2012 (for poster: “Reverse Information Specialist in Context? Bringing Users Back into the Library by Creating Research and Innovation Centers and Customizing Support and Tools”)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Midcontinental Chapter, 1994
Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)
  • Active interest in history and making history relevant to librarians and patrons.
  • Known for ability to successfully collaborate in all situations.
  • National Library of Medicine, Midcontinental Region, interim director, 2007–2008; Regional Advisory Committee, member, 1991–1996; Resource Library Coordinators, chair, 1991–1996
  • University of Utah, Eccles Library. Library Redesign/2, chair, 2008; Retention, Promotion, Tenure Committee, chair, 1996–2002, 2004, 2010; Library Redesign Steering Committee, chair, 1995–96
  • University of Utah, Campus Planning Advisory Committee, chair, 2004–2006;
  • Annuities and Salaries Committee, chair, 1998; Academic Senate, member, 1993–1996;
  • Athletics Board, Women’s Subcommittee, chair, 1984
  • Utah Health Science Library Consortium, chair, 1984, 1991
  • Utah Library Association, Health Round Table, chair, 2007–2008; Library Administration and Management Round Table, chair, 1991–1992; Academic Section, chair, 1990–1991; Research Committee, chair, 1987–1988
  • Utah State Library Division, Library Services and Construction Act Advisory Committee, chair, 1995
  • Snowbird Ski Race Association, Board of Directors 1992–1995, president, 1994–1995

Publications (5 representative)

  • Workman TE, Stoddart JM. Rethinking information delivery: using a natural language processing application for point-of-care data discovery. J Med Lib Assoc. 2012 Apr;100(2):113–20 [cited 3 Jun 2014]. DOI:
  • Stoddart JM, McCloskey K. Specialized types of reference services. In: Wood MS, ed. Reference and information services in health sciences libraries. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association and Scarecrow Press; 1994. pp. 245–97. (Current practice in health sciences librarianship, v.1.)
  • Dalrymple PW, Dahlen KH, Stoddart J. Imperatives for continuing research education: results of a Medical Library Association survey. Bull Med Lib Assoc. 1992 Jul;80(3):213–8 [cited 3 Jun 2014].

Professional Positions

  • Special Projects Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, 2012–; Deputy Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, 1995–2013; Interim Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and Midcontinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 2007–2008; Interim Assistant Director for Public Services, Marriott Library, 2003; Acting Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, 1996–1997; Assistant Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, 1986–1995; Clinical Medical Librarian, Hope Fox Eccles Clinical Library, 1982–1985; Reference Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, 1979–1982; University of Utah–Salt Lake City
  • Library Manager, EIMCO PMD, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1977–1978
  • Reference Librarian, Medical Center Library, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977
  • Library Manager, Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM, 1973–1977

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • Master of arts in library science, Rosary College (Dominican University) Graduate School, River Forest, IL, 1972
  • Bachelor of arts, history, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1970
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