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Ellen Detlefsen
Ellen Detlefsen Professor Emeritus

Biography

Institution of highest degree:
Columbia University, DLS

WISE Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Online Education, 2014
WISE Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Online Education, 2011
WISE Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Online Education, 2008
WISE Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Online Education, 2007
Lucretia McClure Excellence in Education Award, Medical Library Association, 2002
Provost's Research Fund Awards, University of Pittsburgh, 1985/1989
Ida & George Eliot Prize, Medical Library Association (for the "published work judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship"), 1988 & shared in 2006
Apple for the Teacher Award (for excellence in undergraduate teaching), University of
Pittsburgh, 1985
ALISE Research Prize Competition, 1st Prize, Association for Library & Information
Science Education, 1985
Presidential and Muzzey Fellowships and Title II-B: Higher Education Act Fellow, Columbia University, 1971-73

Research Interests

Information behaviors of health professionals including diffusion of medical knowledge; information behaviors of healthcare consumers including patients, families, and caregivers; information behaviors of underserved populations including aging persons, African-American healthcare consumers, and youth interested in health information; structure of medical languages and literatures; development of educational programs for health information specialists

Recent Publications

retsky H., ed. Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Detlefsen Ellen G. Gertrude H. Lamb, 1918–2015, AHIP, FMLA. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015 Jul; 103(3): 121–122.

Detlefsen Ellen G. (2014) The 2011-2013 Dissertation & Thesis Round-Up. Hypothesis: The Journal of the Research Section, Medical Library Association, 26 (1): 20-27.

Detlefsen Ellen G. (2013) Turning Points: Opinions on Emerging Issues: Changes in Medical Library Education. Medical Library Association News 53(10):1,3.
Detlefsen, Ellen G. (2012) Medical Library Education: What Should We Be Teaching in Library and Information Programs? Medical Library Association News, 52 (2). 1,7.
Detlefsen, Ellen G. (2012) Teaching about teaching and instruction on instruction: a challenge for health sciences library education. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 100 (4). pp. 244-250.

Detlefsen, Ellen G. (2012) Medical Library Education: Ave Atque Vale! MLA News, 52 (5). p. 9. ISSN 0541-5489

Detlefsen, Ellen G. (2012) Medical Library Education: What Should We Be Teaching in Library and Information Programs? MLA News, 52 (2). 1,7. ISSN 0541-5489

Detlefsen, Ellen G. (2012) The 2010-2011 Dissertation and Thesis Round-up. Hypothesis: The Journal of the Research Section, Medical Library Association, 23 (2). pp. 19-23. ISSN 1093-5665

Last updated: April 27, 2017