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Martin, Elaine R

MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Journal of the Medical Library Association Editorial Board, member, 2005–2009
  • Task Force on Research Policy Statement Revision, member, 2005–2007
  • 2005 National Program Committee, chair, 2003–2005
  • Board of Directors, member 1996–1999
  • Bylaws Committee, chair, 1995–1996
  • Leadership and Management Section: chair, 2002–2003; chair–elect, 2001–2002
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter/MLA (MAC/MLA): chair-elect, 1987–1988; chair, 1988–1989; past chair, 1989–1990; treasurer,1985–1986

Honors and Awards

  • Janet Doe Lecturer, 2018
  • Mark Hodges International Service Award, 2016
  • Public Health/Health Administration Section Research Award for Outstanding Research Paper, 2007
  • ISI/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award, 1998
Other Awards
  • University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Chancellor’s Award for Contribution to the Mission, 2014
  • University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing, Dean’s Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Nursing Award, 2009
  • University of Massachusetts, President’s Award for Public Service, 2006
  • National Library of Medicine/Marine Biological Laboratory, Medical Informatics Seminar Fellowship, 1995

Publications (5 representative)

  • Martin ER. The role of librarians in data science: a call to action. J eScience Librariansh 2015;4(2);1–4.
  • LaPelle NR, Dahlen K, Gabella BA, Juhl AL, Martin E. Overcoming inertia: increasing public health departments’ access to evidence-based information and promoting usage to inform practice. Am J Public Health 2014 Jan;104(1):77–80.
  • Fama J, Martin ER. One model for creating a career ladder for library support staff. J Acad Librariansh 2009; 35(5):475–81.
  • Lipscomb CE, Martin ER, Peay WJ. Building the next generation of leaders: the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. J Libr Adm. 2009;49(8):847–67.
  • Harger NE, Martin ER. The CATCH project: Central Mass access to child health information. J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Jul;95(3):337–9. DOI:

Professional Positions

  • Director and Chief Executive Officer, Countway Library, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA, 2016–present
  • Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, 2001–2016
  • Director, Lamar Soutter Medical Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School–Worcester, 1998–2016
  • Assistant University Librarian and Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine/National Library of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois–Chicago, 1993–1998
  • Associate Director, Education, Clinical and Research Services, Health Sciences Library and Information Center, University of Washington–Seattle, 1990–1993
  • User Education Librarian; Assistant Head of Reference/User Education Librarian; Chief, Facilities/Instructional Media Systems; Assistant Director, Information and Instructional Services, Paul Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1983–1990
  • Assistant Reference Librarian, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia Medical Center–Charlottesville, 1981–1982

MLA published statements about the fellow


  • DA, Simmons College, Boston, MA, 2005
  • MSLS, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1981
  • MA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1976
  • BA, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1975


Contributed by Elaine R. Martin


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