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Tennant, Michele Renee

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • Fellows and Honorary Members Jury, chair, 2017–2018
  • Nominating Committee, member, 2016–2017
  • Research Task Force, chair, 2013–2015
  • Continuing Education Committee, chair, 2012–2013
  • Molecular Biology and Genomics SIG, convener, 1999–2001

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Fellow, 2019
  • Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award, 2014
  • MLA Southern Chapter Research Awards, 2nd place (2011), 3rd place (2011, 2006)
  • Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship, 2007
  • David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship, 2007
  • Estelle Brodman Academic Medical Librarian of the Year Award, 2005
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 2005–
Other Awards
  • International Educator of the Year, Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, 2018
  • Excellence in Outreach Award, Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, 2015
  • Faculty Enhancement Opportunity ($44,568), University of Florida, 2013
  • Distinguished Member Award, Special Libraries Association’s Biomedical and Life Sciences Division, 2005
  • Top 20 Library Instructional Paper of the Year, American Library Association’s Library Instructional Round Table, 2003

Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

  • Madagascar from A to Z: Madagasikara, A ka hattramin’ny Z (children’s book), editor and co-developer; distributed 400 copies to libraries, schools, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and children in Madagascar, 2016–2018
  • National Library of Medicine: Special Emphasis Grants Panel, member, 2018, 2015, 2010; Cooperative Agreements Panel, member, 2015
  • Integrated program on Madagascar at the University of Florida (UF), partnering with the Department of Biology, UF International Center, and Honors Program, co-developer and instructor; courses include: UF in Madagascar Study Abroad; Global Biodiversity and Culture: Integrating Conservation and Human Well-Being; Thank You Madagascar: The Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly; and Madagascar: The 8th Continent: Life, Death and Discovery in a Lost World, 2016–
  • Sex and Gender Differences/Women’s Health Outreach Project, funded by the National Library of Medicine, $50,000 each year, 2014, 2013
  • Information Careers in the Biosciences Seminar, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope (invited presentation), bioinformatics librarian, 2013
  • National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, Leadership Fellow, 2012–2013
  • Developing an Infrastructure for Information Support for Clinical and Translational Researchers, funded by the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, $20,000, 2011–2012
  • Looking Forward: A Critical Role for the Library in Research, Collaboration, and Assessment, invited speaker and participant, Banbury Conference on Envisioning the Future of Science Libraries at Academic Research Institutions, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2012
  • Meeting the Information Needs of Researchers and Students, invited presentation: bioinformatics librarian, E-Science Symposium, University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian Association, 2009
  • Biomedical Library and Informatics Research Committee, National Library of Medicine, invited reviewer and member, 2008–2011
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI’s) Introduction to Molecular Biology Information Resources, instructor, 2003–2007; NCBI Advanced Workshop for Bioinformatics Information Specialists (NAWBIS), 2002–2007
  • National Library of Medicine, Planning Panel on NLM Support for Genomic Science in the 21st Century, member, 2005–2006
  • Informationist Conference, National Library of Medicine, invited speaker: bioinformationist, 2002

Publications (5 representative)

Professional Positions

  • University Librarian (tenured), Health Science Center Libraries, and Program Director, Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS), University of Florida–Gainesville, July 2018–
  • Interim Director and Head of Biomedical and Health Information Services, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida–Gainesville, 2016–2018
  • Associate Director and Head of Biomedical and Health Information Services, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida–Gainesville, 2009–2018
  • Bioinformatics Librarian, University of Florida–Gainesville, 2006–2014
  • Assistant University Librarian (untenured) and Reference, Education, and Information Management Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida–Gainesville, 1996–2002
  • Visiting Instructor Librarian (untenured) and Reference, Education, and Information Management Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida–Gainesville, 1995–1996

MLA published statements about the fellow

Education

  • MLIS, library and information science, University of California–Los Angeles, 1994
  • PhD, biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1991
  • BS, biological sciences, University of Southern California–Los Angeles, 1982

 

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