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Wiggins, Emilie V.

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Bylaws Committee, Chair, 1971–1972
  • Reprinting Committee of the American Library Association Resources and Technical Services Division, MLA Representative, 1965–1966

Honors and Awards

  • 100 Most Notables, 1998
  • Fellow, 1979
  • Marcia C. Noyes Award, 1978
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM), Regents' Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement, 1977

Other Accomplishments & Activities

  • Oversaw massive restructuring and modernization of the NLM Classification
  • Undertook major efforts to make NLM catalog file conform fully to Anglo-American cataloging rules
  • American Library Association, Cataloging and Classification Section, Resources and Technical Services Division, Member-at-Large, 1967

Publications (5 representative)

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

  • Wiggins EV. Problems in medical cataloging and classification: syllabus. Medical Library Association Committee on Continuing Education; 1975.
  • Wiggins EV. National Library of Medicine classification. Lib Resour Tech Serv. 1972;16(2):267.
  • Wiggins EV. The NLM Current Catalog. Bull Med Lib Assoc. 1969 Jan; 57(1):36–40. [cited 21 Sep 2012].
  • Wiggins EV. National Library of Medicine. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. volume 19. NY: M Dekker; 1968. p. 123–7.
  • Weiss IJ, Wiggins EV. Computer-aided centralized cataloging at the National Library of Medicine. Lib Resour Tech Serv. 1967 Winter;11(1):83–96.


  • Head, Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • Eastern Kentucky State Teachers’ College [Eastern Kentucky University]–Richmond, 1938

Contributed by Diane McKenzie, 2012

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