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Ruth Holst

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • Expert Searching Task Force, Chair, 2001-05
  • Secretary, 2002-04
  • Board of Directors, 2001-04
  • Election Task Force, Chair, 1999
  • Nominating Committee, 1996, 1989, 1982
  • Books Panel, 1990-94, Chair 1993-94
  • Program & Convention Committee, 1984-87, Chair 1986-87
  • Hospital Libraries Section, Section Council Representative, 1984-87
Chapter
  • Midwest Chapter, Program Committee Chair 1989-90

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Leadership Award, Hospital Libraries Section, 2003
  • Fellow, 2002
  • Publication Award, Hospital Libraries Section, 2002
  • Janet Doe Lecturer, 1990
  • Eliot Prize, 1984
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
Other
  • National Library of Medicine, Special Emphasis Panels, Chair, August 2001, July 2002
  • 2001 Librarian of the Year, Wisconsin Health Science Library Association
  • National Library of Medicine, Biomedical Library Review Committee, member 1996-2000
  • 1991 Notable Alumnus, School of Library & Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Publications (5 representative)

  • Holst R, Funk CJ. State of the art of expert searching: results of a Medical Library Association survey. J Med Libr Assoc. 2005 Jan; 93(1):45-52.
  • Holst R. The value of hospital library internships. J Hosp Librarianship 2001; 1(1):51-60.
  • Holst R, Phillips S, eds. The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. Chicago: Neal-Schuman with the Medical Library Association, 2000.
  • Holst R. Hospital Libraries in Perspective. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1991 January; 79(1):1-9.
  • Bradley J, Holst R, Messerle J, Eds. Hospital Library Management. Chicago: Medical Library Association, 1983.

Positions

  • Associate Director, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2002-present
  • Manager of Library Services, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 1983-2002
  • Manager, Coordinated Care, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 1994-97
  • Women's Health Core Service Director, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 1988-91
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1981-90
  • Medical Librarian, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, 1970-82

MLA published statements about the fellow

 

Ruth Holst