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Holst Oral History Available Now

Holst Oral History Available Now
Thu September 1, 2022
Ruth Holst, AHIP, FMLA directed the library at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee for thirty-two years. Subsequently, she was associate director of the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine based at the University of Illinois. Her oral history is available now.

Ruth Holst's oral history has been published
Jean P. Shipman's oral history has been published
Ray Naegele's oral history has been published
Lynn M. Fortney and T. Scott Plutchak's joint oral history has been published
T. Scott Plutchak and Lynn M. Fortney's joint oral history has been published
Read about current National Library of Medicine (NLM) History of Medicine Division activities.
While the MLA annual meeting has transitioned from the in-person meeting in Portland, OR, to a virtual meeting, the Oral History Committee is putting the spotlight on interviews of members who have ties to the Pacific Northwest.
Interviewer: Carol G. Jenkins, AHIP, FMLA
Date of Interview: January 22, 2019
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
81 pages
Intergerview conducted by Mary L. Ryan, FMLA and Julia F. Sollenberger, AHIP, FMLA
January 15-16, 2019
Edited by Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA, Project Director
October 2019
Mark E. Funk and Carolyn Anne Reid's oral history has been published
Mark E. Funk and Carolyn Anne Reid's oral history has been published
Reading about the passing of Donald A. B. Lindberg, former director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is a reminder of the commitment to our profession we share.
Interviewer: Margaret M. Bandy, AHIP, FMLA
Date of Interview: July 6, 2018
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
77 pages
Interviewer: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Date of Interview: March 2, 2018
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
67 pages
A most interesting biographical article of a physician in the October 1970 Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA) was written by Katherine T. Barkley, medical librarian of the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. The physician is Samuel Nickles, and the author describes him as “dry and quaint"
An interesting “Toast to MLA” by M. Doreen E. Fraser appeared in the editorial section of the April 1970 issue of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. Two Canadians, Sir William Osler and Miss Margaret Charlton, were among the charter members who brought MLA into existence
Interviewer: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Date of Interview: December 5, 2017
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
39 pages
Interviewer: Joyce E.B. Backus
Date of Interview: October 23, 2017
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
61 pages
“The Clouded Crystal Ball and the Library Profession,” by Nina W. Matheson, AHIP, FMLA, provides a glimpse of the future at the time of the change from an industrial age to a communications and knowledge-based economy.
“From Index Catalogue to Gopher Space: Changes in Our Profession as Reflected in the Handbook and CPHSL,” the 1993 Janet Doe Lecture by Alison Bunting, AHIP, FMLA, reviewed the history of health sciences librarianship
MLA 2018 is upon us, so be sure to mark your calendars for the section business meeting:
In 1995, Nina W. Matheson, AHIP, FMLA, gave the Janet Doe Lecture,” The Idea of the Library in the Twenty-First Century.” Now as it is 2018, we need to look at our progress. Have we established the library that Matheson outlined?
Interviewer: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Date of Interview: June 9-10, 2017
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
68 pages
Letters to the editors are often interesting and sometimes informative. Erich Meyerhoff wrote one concerning the Union List of Medical Periodicals. He wrote a tribute to Jacqueline W. Felter as this publication was her creation.
When you graduate from a school of librarianship, you feel ready to jump into a job. When you actually begin the job, you sometimes feel as though everyone else is talking about something you have never heard of before. Then you realize that you are beginning the next step
Do you remember Women’s Lib in the 1970s? One of the great ladies of librarianship is Gertrude L. Annan.* She gave her opinion of this time in a letter to the editor of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA) in 1972. Miss Annan (one did not call her by her first name) challenged MLA
An article, “The Rorschach Test,” was published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA) in 1953 [1]. This personality test was created and developed by Swiss physician Hermann Rorschach and introduced to the United States in 1924 by child psychiatrist David Levy.
Henry R. Viets, a Boston physician, wrote an interesting statement when he was named chairman of the newly formed Friends of the Armed Forces Medical Library in 1952.

Interviewer: Diane McKenzie, FMLA
Date of Interview: October 10, 2016
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
36 pages
An interesting editorial by L. Margueriete Prime has a title that will catch the eye of readers: “Too Many ‘Librarians’?” Certainly, members of MLA would not suggest that we have too many librarians. You must read it to understand that she was describing the confusion
The recent death of Eugene Garfield let to many items in the newspapers. His is a name that resounds in libraries because his creations—Science Citation Index, Current Contents, and The Scientist—proved to be valuable resources in the medical library.
Interviewer: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Date of Interview: July 6, 2016
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
48 pages
Alfred N. Brandon, former MLA president and editor of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association from 1961–1968, wrote an editorial deploring the borrowing of common journal titles or seeking help on reference questions from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) [1].
How are contributions to published historical research shared, recorded, touted, publicized?

For many of us, showing the relevance and impact of specialized historical research services may require a multi-pronged approach. Special displays and open houses can be recorded in websites and reports an
Dig into your issues of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA), and you will often find some unexpected treasures. Our predecessors had astonishing ideas, some unusual and some very odd suggestions, and comments about the profession
Have you heard of the NLM traveling exhibits? Perhaps you've hosted one. Did you know they're a great way to combine history and medicine in your library!

At the Northwestern University's Galter Health Sciences Library we've been making the most out of the NLM traveling exhibits by selecting histor
MLA used to have a Committee on Committees. Its purpose was to review the organization and create new committees as needed and retire those no longer needed. The committee is no longer in existence, because we now have an effective president and Board of Directors
Interviewer: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Date of Interview: December 18, 2015
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
79 pages
Interviewer: Ruth Holst, AHIP, FMLA
Dates of Interview: September 23-24, 2015
Editor: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
60 pages
Is librarianship a profession? Professor E. Croft Long believed it was. He was a professor of physiology at Duke University Medical Center when his article was published in the April 1962 Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA). He states that medical librarianship deserves respect
Happy Holidays from your leaders at HHSS!
Wishing you a very happy holiday season. We may be a small section but we have a wonderful, diverse group of individuals scattered around the country.  I hope wherever you are and however you celebrate that it is a very happy and peaceful time of the year fo
At the Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons we have just completed a spectacular renovation. Not only did the entire library undergo a wall-to-wall renovation taking the space down to the studs, but we’ve added lots of new technologies including 3D printing, virtual reality
Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus by William Harvey is known as the first book to correctly describe the human circulatory system. Not having a medical background, this tidbit of medical history trivia was foreign to me until several months ago when I discovered an edit
Interviewer: Joan S. Zenan, AHIP, FMLA
Date of Interview: April 13, 2015
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
57 pages
DONALD A.B. LINDBERG, MD

Interviewer: Linda A. Watson, AHIP, FMLA
Date of Interview: October 31, 2014
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
48 pages
Greetings from the Chair:

Welcome to the new History of the Health Sciences blog, “The Incipit”. At the HHSS business meeting in May, we decided to move from our section newsletter, also named “The Incipit”, to a blog. Our hope is to write more frequently and informally. We will continue to use
Interviewer: Julia F. Sollenberger, AHIP, FMLA
Date of Interview: November 10, 2015
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
38 pages
Veterinary Medical Libraries Section Oral History
Interviewers:
Vicki Croft, AHIP and Ana Ugaz
Date of Interview:
March 3, 2011
Editors:
Vicki Croft, AHIP and Diane McKenzie, FMLA
50 pages
Interviewer:
Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Date of Interview:
November 19, 2014
Editor and Project Director:
Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
60 pages
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, MLA, and the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of MLA unveiled a historical marker commemorating MLA’s founding in 1898. The marker project was initiated to honor Carla J. Funk, CAE, for her almost twenty-three years of
T. (Terrence) Mark Hodges didn’t set out to be a librarian, but like many of us, he fell into the love of organized books. While serving in the British Army, Mark was stationed in Egypt at the Army Education Center in Suez, where he was placed in charge of the library.
Interview Date:
April 22, 1983
Interviewer:
M.A. Flower
Number of pages:
31 leaves
Interview Date:
February 14, 1986
Interviewer:
M.A. Flower
Number of pages:
55 leaves
Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA, Editor and Project Director
Interview Date:
April 18, 2011
Interviewer:
Cynthia L. Henderson, AHIP
Number of pages:
15 pages
Interview Date:
October 4, 1982
Interviewer:
Carol Fenichel
Number of pages:
80 leaves
Editor:
Linda A. Watson, AHIP, FMLA
Interview Date:
September 1 and October 5, 2011
Interviewer:
Sheldon Kotzin, FMLA
Number of pages:
44 pages
Editor:
Jo Anne Boorkman, AHIP, FMLA
Interview Date:
December 22, 2005
Interviewer:
Diane McKenzie, FMLA
Number of pages:
20 pages
Interview Date:
May 11, 1984
Interviewer:
Carol Fenichel
Number of pages:
101 leaves
Interview Date:
February 28, 1985
Interviewer:
Ann Gilmer
Number of pages:
22 leaves
Interview Date:
March 12, 1980
Interviewer:
David A. Kronick, AHIP, FMLA
Number of pages:
42 leaves