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Timour, John A.*

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Board of Directors, Member, 1978–1981
  • CE 13, Instructor, 1973–1977
  • Nominating Committee, Elected Member, 1973
  • Philadelphia Regional Chapter, Chair, 1975–1976
  • Philadelphia Regional Chapter, Vice-Chair, 1974–1975

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 1988
  • Philadelphia Regional Chapter, Honorary Life Membership, 1988
  • Philadelphia Regional Chapter, Chapter Achievement Award, 1988
  • Nominee for MLA President, 1981
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize, 1974
  • Who’s Who in America, 1994
  • Special Libraries Association, Philadelphia Chapter, Achievement Award, 1988
  • American Medical Writers Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, President, 1986–1987
  • Special Libraries Association, Philadelphia Chapter, President, 1979–1980
  • Special Libraries Association, Biological Sciences Division, Chair, 1976–1977
  • Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Libraries, Honorary Life Member, 1974
  • American Library Association, Research Committee, Chairman, 1971–1973
  • Special Libraries Association, Connecticut Valley Chapter, Director-at-Large, 1971–1972
  • CVC (Connecticut Valley Chapter) Bulletin, Editor, 1970–1972
  • 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.


  • University Librarian, Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 1975–1987
  • Adjunct Professor of Library Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 1976–1978
  • Director, Mid-Eastern Regional Medical Library Service, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1973–1975
  • Library Services Director, Connecticut Regional Medical Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1969–1973
  • Lecturer (Library Science), South Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT, 1970–1971
  • Training Officer and MEDLARS Liaison Officer, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1966–1969

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • BA, English literature and mathematics, Miami University of Ohio, 1951
  • MA, Personnel Management, George Washington University, 1960
  • MLS, Library Science, University of Maryland, 1969


(Birth 1926; Death 2004)

Compiled by June Fulton

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