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Rosalind Farnam Dudden Transcript

 Collection
Identifier: B422

Overview

Rosalind (Roz) Farnam Dudden was interviewed by Margaret Bandy in May of 2019 as part of the Medical Library Associations (MLA) Oral History Project. She received her MLS from the University of Denver in 1970. Roz Dudden directed two libraries in Denver, Mercy Medical Center, a Catholic general hospital, (1971-1986) and at National Jewish Health (1986-2011). She is recognized for leading collaborative efforts with hospital librarians in Colorado and the Medical Library Association for adopting and promoting the use of technology, for her scholarship on evaluation, and for communicating her knowledge to medical librarians. She was instrumental in bringing medical librarians into the internet age. The collection consists of the transcript of the oral history interview.

Dates

  • Other: 2018-2019

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Rosalind Farnam Dudden was instrumental in bringing use of the internet to medical librarians in Colorado. She came to Colorado in 1966 and taught skiing in Aspen, Colorado for three years. She received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver in 1970 and began as library director at the Mercy Medical Center, a Catholic general hospital, in 1971. She became library director at National Jewish Health in 1986 and worked there until she retired in 2011. She is recognized for leading collaborative efforts with medical librarians in Colorado and in the Medical Library Association, leading the compilation of the CCML union list of serials, for her scholarship on medical libraries and for adopting and promoting the use of technology. Rosalind Dudden created the first website for National Jewish Health in 1995 and promoted the early use of emails. She authored over 30 publications and received many awards as recognition of her work and scholarship. Rosalind Farnam Dudden was instrumental in bringing use of the internet to medical librarians in Colorado. She grew up in Connecticut and went to Finch College in New York, majoring in history. She came to Colorado in 1966 to attend art school and taught skiing in Aspen, Colorado for three years. She received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver in 1970 and began as library director at the Mercy Medical Center, a Catholic general hospital in 1971. She became library director at National Jewish Health in 1986 and worked there until she retired in 2011. She is recognized for leading collaborative efforts with medical librarians in Colorado and in the Medical Library Association, leading the compilation of the CCML union list of serials, for her scholarship on medical libraries and for adopting and promoting the use of technology. Rosalind Dudden facilitated cooperation of hospital libraries in Denver through the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians and the Denver Area Health Sciences Library Consortium. Rosalind Dudden created the first website for National Jewish Health in 1995 and promoted the early use of emails. She authored over 30 publications and received many awards as recognition of her work and scholarship.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (One half-letter document box.)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the transcript of an interview of Rosalind Farnam Dudden on July 6, 2018 by Margaret M. Bandy as part of the Medical Library Association Oral History Project. The oral history covers Rosalind Dudden's work as the director of the medical libraries at Mercy Medical Center and National Jewish Heath. Much of the oral history is about her leading role in creating collaboration efforts with hospital librarians for adopting and promoting the use of technology. The transcript is 71 pages long and with the introduction, table of contents, index and CV is a total of 104 pages.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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