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Betsy Humphreys

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • Nominating Committee, Elected Member, 1989/90, 1998/99
  • Research Task Force, Member. 1992-1994
  • Medical Informatics Section, Chair, 1992/93
  • Awards Committee, Chair, 1988/89

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Fellow, 2008
  • Marcia C. Noyes Award, 2007
  • President's Award, 2004
  • Janet Doe Lecture, 2001
  • Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, 1996-
Other
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 1999
  • Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics, 1990
  • Cornerstone Award (1st recipient), Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, 2006
  • President's Award, American Medical Informatics Association, 2002
  • Alumna of the Year, University of Maryland College of Information Studies, 2002
  • NLM Regents Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement, 2001
  • National Institutes of Health Director's Award, 1990
  • National Library of Medicine Director's Award, 1988
  • National Institutes of Health Award of Merit, 1978
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1968

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  

  • Humphreys BL. Building better connections: the National Library of Medicine and public health. J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Jul;95(3):293-300.
  • Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL. 2015--the future of medical libraries. N Engl J Med. 2005 Mar 17;352(11):1067-70
  • Humphreys BL. Adjusting to Progress: interactions between NLM and health sciences librarians, 1961-2001. J Med Libr Assoc 2002 Jan;90(1):4-20.
  • Humphreys BL. Electronic health record meets digital library: a new environment for achieving an old goal. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2000 Sep-Oct;7(5):444-52.
  • Lindberg DAB, Humphreys BL, McCray AT. The Unified Medical Language System. Meth Inf Med 1993; 32: 281-91.

Positions

  • Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 2005 -
  • Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD,1999-2005
  • Assistant Director for Health Services Research Information, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1993 -2006
  • Project Director, Unified Medical Language System, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1986 - 2006
  • Deputy Associate Director, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1984 - April 1999
  • Chief, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, Dec. 1980-Jul. 1984
  • Deputy Chief, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, Nov. 1979-Nov. 1980
  • Assistant Head, Serial Records Section, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, Mar. 1976-Oct. 1979
  • Librarian, Serial Records Section, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, Jan. 1973-Feb. 1976

MLA published statements about the fellow

September 14, 2008

Betsy Humphreys