MLA Honorary Members
William G. Cooper, Ph.D.
Date Honorary Membership Conferred: 1999
Dr. Cooper has long been a supporter of libraries and quality medical education. Following a career of teaching and research in anatomy and cell biology, he held significant administrative positions that involved biomedical communications and libraries. He served as director of NLM’s Extramural Programs, where he oversaw the review and funding of grants, many to libraries. He is well known for his work with the concept and reality of Integrated Academic Information Management Systems (IAIMS). Dr. Cooper has always been interested in and at the forefront of new technologies for the dissemination of biomedical information. He is the founder and director of the consulting firm Cooper and Associates. Clients have included the Hospitals Satellite Network (Los Angeles), the National Library of Medicine, and the Houston Academy of Medicine/Texas Medical Center Library. He has continued to be a mentor and ardent supporter of medical librarians.
Source: Squire S., ed. Proceedings, Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting Medical Library Association, Inc. Chicago, Illinois May 14–19, 1999. BMLA 2000 Jan;88(1):112.
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