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Staff Profile

Mary Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Mary J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Associate VP/Executive Director
410 706 7545

Current Role at UMB

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region



MLS University of Pittsburgh

BS Clarion University of Pennsylvania (formerly Clarion State College)


Professional Affiliations / Activities

American Library Association

American Medical Informatics Association

Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries

President-elect, President, Past-president – 2011-2014

Board of Directors, 2008-2011

  • Board Liaison, Future Leadership Committee, 2009-2011

Charting the Future Committee

  • Chair - November 2006 – November 2009
  • Member - November 2003 – November 2006
  • Liaison to Program Committee from the Charting the Future Task Force, 2005

Association of American Medical Colleges - Group on Information Resources

Maryland Association of Health Sciences Librarians

Program Chair, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, 1986-1989

Newsletter Co-Editor, 1988-1992

Maryland Library Association

Medical Library Association

MLA Futures Task Force, January 2013-December 2014                        

Nominating Committee, 2013

Member, Estelle Brodman Award Jury, 2011-2012   

President-elect, President, Immediate Past President, 2004-2007

Chair, Vital Pathways Project, 2005-2009

Chair, MLA Nominating Committee, 2007

Member, Scholarly Publishing Task Force, 2005-2007

Member, Librarians Without Borders Task Force, 2006-2007

Chair, MLA Annual Meeting National Program Committee 2004, Washington, DC

Medical Library Association Board of Directors - Term: May 1998 - May 2001

Annual Meeting Schedule Task Force, July 2001 – 2002

Chair, MLA/PEW Internet & American Life Project Task Force, March 2001 - 2002

Chapter Council, 1994-2001

      Chair, Chapter Council, May 1998 - May 2001

      Chair-elect, Chapter Council 1997-1998                

      Chair, Chapter Centennial Work Group, 1995-1998

Public Services Section

      Chair, Nominating Committee, 1997-1998

      Chair-elect/Chair/Past-Chair, 1995-1997

      Secretary/Treasurer, 1990-1992

      Program Committee, 1988

National Program Committee, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, 1993.

WHCLIS Task Force, Medical Library Association, 1991 – 1992


Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Medical Library Association

Strategic Planning Task Force, 2001-2002

Nominating Committee, 2000.

Chapter Council Representative, 1994-1997.

Chair, Honors and Awards Committee, 1992-1993.

Program Chair, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, 1988-1991

MAC Nominee to MLA Nominating Committee, 1992

Chair - Bylaws Committee, 1990-1991

Chair - Professional Recognition and Awards, 1991-1992

Ad Hoc Committee on Archival Materials, 1990-1991

Governmental Relations Committee, 1989-1991

Publications Committee, 1988-1989

MAC/MLA Centennial Celebration Task Force

Local Arrangements Committee

  • Registration Committee – 2001
  • Co-chair - 1996
  • Chair, Exhibits Committee - 1992
  • Chair, Hospitality Committee - 198

Society for Scholarly Publishing

Southern Chapter, Medical Library Association



Honors and Awards

2011 Distinguished Alumni Award. University of Pittsburgh.  School of Information Sciences.

Fellow, Medical Library Association, 2009

Distinguished Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, Medical Library Association

1997 Estelle Brodman Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. Medical Library Association

1996 Librarian of the Year.  Mid-Atlantic Chapter/Medical Library Association

1991 Service Recognition Award.  Mid-Atlantic Chapter/Medical Library Association – later renamed the Marguerite Abel Service Award

Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity

                Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Education Fraternity

                Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Theater Fraternity