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Funk, Carla

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Member, 2009
  • President’s Award, 2005
  • Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award, established, 2008

Other Awards

  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Certified Association Executive (CAE, Ret.), 2001–2016, retired CAE status 2017
  • Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing Information and Library Science, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016
  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) (UK), Honorary Fellow, 2008
  • American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), Sharon Perry Award Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership, 2002
  • Appeared in various editions of: Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the World
  • Beta Phi Mu, elected, 1973

Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

  • Friends of the National Library of Medicine Board of Directors, member, 2009–present
  • Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science Advisory Board, member, 2005–present
  • The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL, Library/Website Committee, Board: member and chair, 2016–2019
  • University of Chicago–Chicago Women’s Alliance, national president, 2014–2018
  • P.E.O. Chapter CQ, Chicago, IL, president, 2015–2017
  • Openlands, certified treekeeper, 2015
  • Helped establish and obtain funding for MLA’s Librarians Without Borders™ program, 2006
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2016 World Library and Information Congress, National Committee: member, 2014
  • Lincoln Park Conservancy, Chicago, IL, North Pond Volunteer of the Year, 2014
  • San Jose State University School of Information and Library Science Center for Information Research and Innovation Advisory Board, member, 2012–2014
  • CILIP (UK) Governance Review Task Force, consultant, 2006
  • IFLA 2001 Conference and Exhibition, treasurer, 1997–2002

Publications (5 representative)

Professional Positions

  • Executive Director, Medical Library Association, 1992–2015
  • Executive Director, International Association of School Librarianship, 2011–2014
  • Director, Medical Student Services, 1989–1992; Director, Special Projects, 1987–1989; Director, Information Automation and Technical Services, 1983–1987; American Medical Association
  • Consultant, Suburban Library System, 1980–1983

MLA published statements about the honorary member


  • MBA, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1985
  • MLS, Graduate School of Library Science, Indiana University, 1973
  • Bachelor of arts, psychology, Northwestern University, 1968


Contributed by Jean P. Shipman


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