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Watson, Linda A.

See also Linda A. Watson's Oral History Summary

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Nominating Committee, chair 2004-05
  • President, 2002-03
  • Treasurer, 1997-99
  • Board of Directors, 1996-99
  • National Program Committee for Annual Meeting, Chair 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2005
  • President’s Award, 2004-05
  • Mid Atlantic Chapter Librarian of the Year, 1995
  • Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, 1995-present

Publications (5 representative)

  • Watson L, Fuller S. Commentary on managing and leveraging organizational knowledge. In: Optimizing organizational performance of academic health centers: In pursuit of values. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (in press).
  • Watson L. Enhanced public access to NIH research information: implications for open access. Charleston Advisor 2005 Jan; 6(3):55-57. [cited April 8, 2005].
  • Homan,JM, Watson LM. STM publishing meets NIH digital archive: librarian service on the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee. Ref Serv Rev 2004; 32(1):83-8.
  • Watson LA., Login IS, Burns JM. Exploring new ways of publishing: a library/faculty partnership. J Med Libr Assoc 2003 Apr; 91(2):245-7. [cited April 8, 2005].
  • Watson LA. Health sciences environment. In: McClure L, ed. Health Sciences Environment and Librarianship in Health Sciences Libraries. New York, NY: Medical Library Association and Forbes Custom Publishing, 1999. (Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship, v.7)


  • Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, MN, 2005-present
  • Associate Dean and Director, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1990-2005
  • Associate Executive Director for Library Operations, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX, 1985-1990
  • Various positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1976-85
  • Post Graduate Intern, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1975-76
  • Project Librarian, Tracor-Jitco, 1974-1975

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