Sandra Franklin selected as Medical Library Association fellow

Published 03-13-2017

by Emory Libraries

Sandra Franklin. Image courtesy Emory Libraries, Emory University.

Sandra Franklin, director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, has been selected as a fellow of the Medical Library Association. The designation is the group’s highest honor, bestowed on members in recognition of their significant work for the association.

“It’s very satisfying to see one of our talented staff receive such an honor,” says Emory University Librarian Yolanda Cooper. “Sandra has had such a tremendous impact as director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and as a part of the Libraries administrative team. She is very deserving of this national recognition for her outstanding contributions to the Libraries and the profession.”

Franklin has been a member of the MLA since 1984 and a distinguished member of its Academy of Health Information Professionals since 1997. She served as an elected board of directors member from 2013 to 2016. She has been a member of MLA’s Southern chapter since 1983, serving as president from 2004 to 2005. Franklin is chairing the local assistance committee for the 2018 MLA annual meeting, to be held in Atlanta.

“I am honored to be recognized by my vanguard association for service to the profession,” Franklin says. “Library association work has always been a part of my career. Whenever I served as a committee member or assumed a leadership role, I took it seriously and gave my best effort. Along the journey, I’ve met wonderful colleagues who have become dear friends. I give my heartfelt thanks to the MLA board, to the colleagues who nominated me, and to those who wrote letters of support.”

Fellows are MLA members and selected by the board of directors for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA.

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