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Mary L. Ryan

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • MLA President/President-Elect, 2007/09
  • Nominating Committee, member, 1994
  • Board of Directors, member, 1990-93; 2007-10
  • Section Council, chair, 1990-93
  • Section Council Program Planning Committee, chair, 1987-89
  • Chapter Council, Secretary, 1984-87
Chapter
  • South Central Chapter (SCC)
    • SCC/MLA Disaster Preparedness Symposium co-chair, 2005-06
    • Program Committee co-chair, 1985, 1988 & 2005
    • MLA Nominating Committee Nominee, 2002-03
    • Nominating Committee, chair, 1988-89
    • President, 1987-88
    • Alternate MLA Chapter Council Representative, 1984-87
    • Bylaws Committee, chair

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Fellow, 2006
  • SCC/MLA Distinguished Service Award, 1996
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, distinguished member, 1990-2009
  • MLA Grade 1 Certification, 1977-1990
  • Murray Gottlieb Prize, 1978
Other
  • National Library of Medicine, Board of Regents, 2010-14; Subcommittee on Outreach and Public Information, Chair, 2012-14
  • Delta Omega (Honorary Society in Public Health), 2007
  • Dale Bumpers AHEC Leadership Award, UAMS Regional Programs, 2006
  • Public Health Student Leadership Award, UAMS College of Public Health, 2004
  • National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellowship, 1998
  • Beta Phi Mu (International Library Science Honor Society), 1976

 Publications (up to 5 representative)

  • Ryan ML. Does it really matter who's paying for dinner? J Med Libr Assoc Jan 2010; 98(1):1-3 [Cited October 21, 2014] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2801969/
  • Ryan, M. Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library receives $4.7 million contract. Texas Med Center News May 15,1996; (18N9):3.
  • Ryan, M. Broadening your horizons: Working in England. Arkansas Libr Oct 1991; (48N5):8-10.
  • Ryan, M. Selected sources of consumer health information for public libraries. Arkansas Libr Dec 1985; (42N4):25-28.

Positions

  • Associate Provost for Student Services and Library Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, Little Rock, AR, 2012-14
  • Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, Little Rock, AR, 1997-2012
  • Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region, Houston, TX, 1991-97
  • Chief, Technical Operations Branch, FDA Medical Library, Rockville, MD, 1990-91
  • Assistant Director for Technical Services, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, Little Rock, AR, 1978-90
  • Serials Librarian, Tulane University Medical Library, New Orleans, LA, 1973-78

MLA published statement about the fellow

 

Mary L. Ryan