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Thibodeau, Patricia L.

See also Patricia L. Thibodeau's oral history summary

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Task Force on Scholarly Publishing, chair, 2004-
  • Vital Pathways Project Task Force, Hospital Library Survey Subcommittee, chair, 2005-
  • President, 2003-2004
  • Nominating Committee, chair 2005
  • Board of Directors, member, 1996-1999; 2002-2005
  • Bylaws Committee, chair, 2000-2002
  • Nominating Committee, member, 2000
  • Leadership and Management Section Bylaws Committee, chair, 2000-2001
  • Section Council, chair-Elect 1995-96; chair, 1996-1999; Section Council Communication Committee chair 1995-96; Section Council Standards Committee 1991-1992, chair 1993-1995
  • Oral History Committee, Board Liaison,1996-1998
  • Hospital Library Section Section Council, Alternate 1990-1993; Section Council Representative 1993-1996, Automation Committee, chair 1988-1991, 1992-1993
  • Educational and Media Technologies Section Professional Concerns Committee, chair, 1989-1991

Mid Atlantic Chapter

  • Nominee to MLA Nominating Committee, 2000
  • Registration Committee, chair, 1998-1999
  • Local Arrangements, chair 1994 meeting, 1993-1994

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2007
  • President's Award, 2005
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 1994-2007
  • Outstanding Young Woman Award, 1976
  • URI Scholastic Excellence Award, 1975
  • Beta Phi Mu (library science), 1975
  • Beta Gamma Sigma the National Honor Society in Business and Management, 1974
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
  • Pi Gamma Mu National Social Sciences Honor Society, 1973

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

  • Woodburn JI, Murphy BA, Peterson RA, Thibodeau PL. Dealing with Journal Cuts: When the Sky;s Not the Limit. J Electronic Res Med Libr 2005; 2 (4):1-18.
  • Peterson, R., Murphy, B., Holmgren, S., Thibodeau, P.L. The LibQUAL Challenge: An Academic Medical Center's Perspective J Libr Admin 2004 Nov; 40(3/4). Also published in: Libraries Act on Their LibQUAL+ Findings: From Data to Action. Edited by FM Heath, M Kyrillidou, CA Askew. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2004.
  • Garrison, J., Anderson, T., MacDonald, M., Schardt, C., Thibodeau, P.L. Supporting PDA's: the experience of a Health Sciences Library. Libr Hi Tech 2003; 21(4): 412-418.
  • Melamut, S.J., Thibodeau, P.L., Albright, E.D. Fair Use or Not Use: That is the Electronic Reserves Question. J Interlibr Loca, Doc Deliv Inform Supply 2000 Spr; 11 (1): 3-28.
  • Thibodeau, P.L., Melamut, S.J. Ergonomics in the Electronic Library. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1995 Jul; 83(3):322-329.


  • Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives, Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, NC, 2000-present
  • Acting Director, Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, NC, 1999-2000
  • Associate Director, Duke University Medical Center Library, Durham, NC, 1993-2000
  • Director, Division of Information Services, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC, 1990-1993
  • Director, Information & Media Services, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC, 1983-1990
  • Director, Health Sciences Information Center and Research Administration, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, 1977-1983
  • Instructor, University of Rhode Island, Graduate Library School, Kingston, RI, 1982
  • Assistant Librarian/Cataloger, Rhode Island College, Adams Library, Providence, RI, 1976-1977
  • Graduate Assistant, Graduate Library School, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 1975-1976

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