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Ruth Wender

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

MLA
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Study MLA Group Structure, member
  • Board of Directors, member, 1981–1984; Oral History Committee, board liaison
  • Committee on Committees, member, 1981–1984
  • Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, Consulting Editors Panel, member, 1981–1984
  • MLA News Editorial Committee, member, 1981–1984
  • Finance Committee, member, 1981–1984
  • Oral History Project, director
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Feasibility of an Accreditation Program for Hospital Libraries, chair, 1977–1978
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Study MLA Group Structure, member, 1977–1978
Chapter
  • South Central Chapter, founding member, chair, 1974–1975

Honors and Awards

MLA
  • Fellow, 1985
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
Other Awards
  • South Central Chapter, Distinguished Service Award, 1987
  • University of Oklahoma, Regents’ Awards for Superior Professional and University Service, 1982
  • American Library Association, Library Research Round Table (LRRT) Research Award, 1976 [Wender R, Fruehauf E, Vent M, Wilson C. Determination of clinician continuing education needs from a literature search study. Bull Med Lib Assoc. 1977 Jul;65(3):330–4.]
Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)
  • Conducted interviews with Alfred Brandon, Sarah Cole Brown, AHIP, FMLA, and Bernice Hetzner for the Medical Library Association Oral History Project
  • Known for publishing discriminating, annotated book lists: Books as Clinical Tools

Publications (5 representative)

Professional Positions

  • Professor Emeritus, Medical Library Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center–Norman
  • Coordinator, Extension Division, Health Sciences Center Library, University of Oklahoma–Oklahoma City

MLA published statements about the fellow

 

Ruth Wender