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Zenan, Joan S.

See also Joan Zenan's Oral History Summary

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Janet Doe Lectureship Jury, chair, 2001-02
  • 1998 National Conference Program Committee, co-chair, 1995-98
  • Nominating Committee, elected member, 1994-95
  • Board of Directors, member, 1989-93
  • MLA Treasurer, 1990-93
  • Academic Medical Librarian of the Year Jury, chair, 1988-89
  • Publication Panel, chair 1986-87
  • 1987 National Conference Program Committee, associate chair, 1985-87
  • Medical School Libraries Section, secretary - 1982-84
  • Proceedings Editor, Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1979-82
  • Exchange Committee, chair, 1980-82
  • Northern California/Nevada Medical Library Group
    • Legislation Committee, Chair, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2001
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member, 1991–present
  • Medical Library Association Certification, 1976–1991
  • Health Sciences Library Management Fellowship Award, National Library of Medicine, 1980-81
  • Medical Librarianship Internship Award, U.S. Public Health Service, UCLA Biomedical Library, 1967-68

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.


  • Director, Savitt Medical Library and Information Technology Department, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada, 2002-2004
  • Director, Savitt Medical Library, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada, 1977-2004
  • National Library of Medicine/Council on Library Resources, Health Sciences Library Management Internship, Columbia University Health Sciences Library, New York, NY, 1980-1981
  • Life and Health Sciences Librarian, Life and Health Sciences Library, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1976-1977
  • Librarian, Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, 1974-1976
  • School Librarian, Greater Anchorage Area Borough School District, Anchorage, Alaska, 1974

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