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Jean Pugh Shipman

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • Immediate Past President, 2007–2008
  • Nominating Committee Chair, 2007–2008
  • President, 2006–2007
  • President-Elect, 2005–2006
  • Informationist Task Force Chair, 2001–2001
  • Board of Directors, Member, 1999–2002; Secretary, 2000–2002
  • 2001 National Program Committee, Cochair, 1998–2001
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize Jury Chair, 1992–1993
Section
  • Public Services Section of the Medical Library Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 1998–2000
Special Interest Group
  • Access Services Special Interest Group, Chair, 1996–1998
Chapter
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association, Chair-Elect, 1993; Program Chair, 1992–1993
  • MAC, Secretary, 1991–1992
  • MAC Local Arrangements Committee, Cochair, 1992, 1990-1992
  • MAC Nominee to MLA Nominating Committee Candidates, 1987-1988
  • MAC, Exhibits Committee, Local Arrangements Committee, Cochair, 1987
  • MAC, Governmental Relations Committee, Chair, 1984-1985

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Fellow, 2009
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize, 2006
Other
  • Who’s Who in America, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Health Award for Libraries, National Library of Medicine, for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Community Health Information Network (COIN), May 3, 2006
  • Emerald Literati Club Award for Excellence, Reference Services Review Outstanding Special Issue, Highly Commended, 2005
  • Emerald Literati Club Award for Excellence, Reference Services Review Outstanding Paper, 2002
  • Who's Who in Science, 1992
  • Who's Who Among Young American Professionals, 2nd ed., 1992/93
  • Alumni Association Service Certificate, Gettysburg College, 1991
  • Who's Who of American Women, 17th and 18th eds., 1991/92
  • The World Who's Who of Women, 11th ed., 1991
  • Beta Phi Mu, 1980–
  • Beta Beta Beta, 1977–

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  

  • Shipman, JP. Informationists or information specialists in context (ISIC): six years after conception. Int Fed Libr Assoc J. 2007 Dec;33(4):335–9.
  • Leisey MR, Shipman JP. Information prescriptions: a barrier to fulfillment. J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Oct;95(4):435–8. DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.95.4.435.
  • Shipman JP, Watstein SB, eds. Emerging roles of health sciences librarians, part 1 & 2”–special themed issues. Ref Serv Rev. 2005 Jan;33(1) and 2004 Jan;32(1).
  • Shipman JP, Daly DC, Henry JK. Partnering with the community: a woman’s health network for multicultural communities. J Consumer Health on the Internet [Internet]. 2004;8(4):27–39. [cited 5 Apr 2009]. <http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a903330280~db=all~order....
  • Shipman JP, Cunningham DJ, Holst R, Watson LA. The Informationist Conference: report. J Med Libr Assoc. 2002 Oct;90(4):458–64.

Positions

  • Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, 2008–present
  • Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, and Associate University Librarian, VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University–Richmond, 2000–2008
  • Associate Director, Information Resources Management, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Washington–Seattle, 1995–2000
  • Acting Head, Access Services, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Washington–Seattle, 1993–1995
  • Outreach Information Services Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Washington–Seattle, 1993–1995
  • Coordinator, Resources Management, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland–Baltimore, 1990–1993
  • Library and Audiovisual Services Manager, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 1988‑1990
  • Psychiatry/Neurosciences Library Supervisor, Welch Medical Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1984–1988
  • Access Librarian, Welch Medical Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1982–1984
  • Senior Reference Librarian, Welch Medical Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1981–1982
  • Entry Level Reference Librarian, Welch Medical Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1980–1981

MLA published statements about the fellow

Jean Pugh Shipman