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Tooey, Mary Joan (M.J.)

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Nominating Committee, Chair, 2007
  • Librarians without Borders Task Force, Member, 2006–2007
  • Vital Pathways Project, Chair, 2005–2009
  • Scholarly Publishing Task Force, Member, 2005–2007
  • President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President, 2004–2007
  • National Program Committee, Member, 1992; Chair, 2004
  • MLA/PEW Internet & American Life Project Task Force, Chair, 2001–2002
  • Board of Directors, Member, 1998–2001
  • Chapter Council, 1994–1997
    • Chair/Chair-Elect, 1997–2001
    • Chapter Centennial Work Group, Chair, 1995–1998
  • Public Services Section
    • Chair-Elect/Chair/Past-Chair, 1995–1997; Secretary/Treasurer, 1990–1992
    • Nominating Committee, Chair, 1997–1998
  • White House Conference on Library and Information Science (WHCLIS) Task Force, Member, 1991–1992
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC), MLA:
    • Strategic Planning Task Force, Member, 2001–2002
    • Nominating Committee, Member, 2000
    • Chapter Council Representative, 1994–1997
    • Local Arrangements Committee, Cochair, 1996
    • Honors and Awards Committee, Chair,1992–1993
    • Program Chair/Chair/Immediate Past Chair, 1988–1991
    • MLA Nominating Committee, MAC Nominee1992
    • Bylaws Committee, Chair,1990–1991
    • Professional Recognition and Awards, Chair 1991–1992

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, MLA, 2009
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
  • Estelle Brodman Academic Medical Librarian of the Year, 1997
  • Librarian of the Year, Mid-Atlantic Chapter/MLA, 1996
  • Service Recognition Award, Mid-Atlantic Chapter/MLA, 1991
Other Awards
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, 2011
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity
  • Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Education Fraternity
  • Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Theater Fraternity

Other Accomplishments and Activities

  • Believes in bringing people, technology, and information together, while always maintaining a sense of humor
  • Principal Investigator, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library Services, 2011–2016, contract with the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  • Principal Investigator, Information Resources Grants to Reduce Health Disparities, 2011–2014, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  • Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
    • President-Elect, President, Past President, 2011–2014
    • Future Leadership Committee, Board Liaison, 2009–2012
    • Board of Directors, Member, 2008–2011
    • Charting the Future Committee, Chair, 2006–2009
  • Lyrasis Board of Trustees, 2010–2013
    • Vice Chair 2012–2013
    • Nominating Committee, Chair, 2012
  • PALINET Board of Trustees, 2007–2009
  • New England Journal of Medicine Library Advisory Committee, 2007–2009
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Library Advisory Committee, 2004–
  • Maryland Association of Health Sciences Librarians
    • Newsletter Co-Editor, 1988–1992
    • Program Chair/Chair/Immediate Past Chair, 1986–1989

Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PMC.


  • Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, University of Maryland–Baltimore, 2009–
  • Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore, 2004–
  • Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, 2004–
  • Deputy Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library with oversight of Computing and Technology Services Division University of Maryland–Baltimore, 1999–2003
  • Associate Director for External Services and Development, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, 1997–1999
  • Project Manager, new Health Sciences and Human Services Library building, University of Maryland, 1992–1999
  • Assistant Director for Information and Instructional Services, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland, 1993–1996
  • Director, Reference and Information Management Services, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland, 1992–1993
  • Assistant Director, Information Services, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland, 1989–1992
  • Head, Information Management Education, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland, 1986–1989
  • Clinical Reference Librarian, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1985–1986
  • Media/Reference Librarian, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982–1985
  • Public School Librarian, various school districts in the Greater Pittsburgh area, 1976–1982

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MLS Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982
  • BS Education/Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania–Clarion, 1976

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