Rosalind F. Dudden, MLS, DM/AHIP, FMLA

Library and Knowledge Services Director, Retired

National Jewish Health
Library and Knowledge Services
and the
Tucker Medical Library
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206


Continued career growth in library technology training, administration and evaluation, and professional writing


Highly valued resource person who learns new technologies quickly and shares knowledge with colleagues both informally and in well-developed technical training programs and publications. Recipient of numerous awards for excellence and innovation in library information technology.

Web Administrator: Created Denver's first hospital web site in 1995, installed over 300 pages, using graphic design, copy writing, and specialized software skills.Web site credited with heightened credibility of organization among the scientific community as well as increased interest of prospective clients. Continues involvement in institutional site as a team member.

Superb writing and presentation skills: Served as editor of numerous association newsletters and web sites. Highly successful grant writing. Numerous publications, including journal reviews in JAMA and articles in Library Journal and Journal of the Medical Library Association. Strong public speaking skills including panel discussions, poster presentations, and conference presentations.

Consulting, Administration, and Management: Advisor to librarians in analyzing and implementing automation and management tools. Wrote standards for hospital libraries as chair of national MLA committee. Budget development and administration, long-term planning for growth, staff guidance and development. Excellent multiple project management and organizational skills.


NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH (formerly National Jewish Medical and Research Center), Denver, CO
Health Sciences Librarian, Gerald Tucker Memorial Medical Library, 1986-2011, Retired 6/30/2011; Institutional Web site Administrator, 1995-1997; Institutional Web site Technical Administrator, 1997-1999
    Recipient, 2002 Friend of Faculty Award

Director of Library Services, 1971-1986 / Director of Mercy Media Resource Center, 1971-1977

Health Sciences Library Evaluation How to Do It Manual - 1G13LM008520-01
(NIH/NLM Publications Grant)

Principal Investigator, 2004-2006
Search for abstract on NIH Reporter.

(NIH/NLM Information Systems Grant for Integrated Library System Installation)

Principal Investigator, 1993-1995
Search for abstract on NIH Reporter.

NJCNET PROJECT (NSF/NLM Internet Connection Grant)
Co-principal Investigator, 1993-1994


Master of Arts, Library Science, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, Denver, CO, 1970.
Bachelor of Arts, History, FINCH COLLEGE, New York, NY, 1966.
Ineamus Meliora Honor Society, 1964
Extensive Continuing Professional Development, 1971-Present, including:
Medical Library Association Courses:over 250 contact hours
Online Computer Systems Training: over 225 contact hours
National Library of Medicine Online Training Courses: over 100 contact hours>
Medical Library Association Approved Courses: 68 contact hours
Software Training by Approved Commercial Firms/Vendors: 88 contact hours
National Professional Library and Information Science Courses: 28 contact hours


Bandy, Margaret Moylan and Dudden, Rosalind Farnam. The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries, 2nd Edition. Neal Schulman, 2011. Now ALA- Neal Schulman. ISSN: 978-1-55570-734-7. 8 1/2 x 11. Book and CD-ROM. 425 pp. Link to Publisher
Review: JAMA, July 20, 2011. By Nadia J. Lalla, MLIS. 2011;306(3):322-322. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1009
Review: Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2014 Jan; 102(1): 63. PMCID: PMC3878940

Dudden, Rosalind Farnam. Using Benchmarking, Needs Assessment, Quality Improvement, Outcome Measurement, and Library Standards: A How-To-Do-It Manual (A Medical Library Association Book). New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007. Now ALA-Neal Schulman. ISSN: 978-1-55570-604-3. 8 1/2 x 11. Book and CD-ROM. 298 pp. Link to Publisher.
Review: Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2008 July; 96(3): 272–273. PMCID: PMC2479050


Raghu G, Collard HR, Egan JJ, Martinez FJ, Behr J, Brown KK, et al. An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and management. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Mar 15;183(6):788-824.

Dudden RF, Protzko SL. The systematic review team: contributions of the health sciences librarian. Med Ref Serv Q. 2011;30(3):301-15.

Dudden RF. Evaluation and improvement management. In: Bandy MM, Dudden RF, Medical Library Association, editors. The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers; Now ALA Neal Schulman, 2011. p. 99-134.

Bandy MM, Dudden RF. Collaborating in the Cloud: Creating a Multi-authored Book Using Open Source Content Management and Social Networking Software; Poster Session. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association: Minneapolis, MN; 2011.

Dudden RF. The necessity of measurement. Med Ref Serv Q. 2008 Fall;27(3):323-38.

Dudden RF, Corcoran K, Kaplan J, Magouirk J, Rand DC, Todd-Smith B. The Medical Library Association Benchmarking Network: development and implementation. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2006;94(2):107-17. Free at PubMed Central.

Dudden RF, Corcoran K, Kaplan J, Magouirk J, Rand DC, Todd-Smith B. The Medical Library Association Benchmarking Network: results. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2006 Apr;94(2):118-29. Free at PubMed Central.

Dudden, RF. Open URL technology and PubMed's Outside Tool. National Network. 2006:30(3):16-20. Link to free archive.

Dudden, RF. The importance of small research projects: the impact of full text online journals on journal use surveys. National Network. 2003:27(4):5,7. Link to free archive.

Bender, BG, Berning, S, Dudden, RF, Milgrom, H, Tran, ZV. Sedation and performance impairment of diphenhydramine and second-generation antihistamines: a meta-analysis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2003 Apr;111(4):770-6

Dudden, RF. Grant Writing and the Hospital Librarian. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2001;1(3):25-39.

Dudden, RF. Allergies & asthma: nothing to sneeze at. Library Journal. 2000; 125 (1):55-8.

Dudden RF, Coldren S, Condon JE, Katsh S, Reiter CM, Roth PL. Interlibrary Loan in Primary Access Library: Challenging the Traditional View. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 2000 Oct; 88 (4): 303-313. Free at PubMed Central.


Highly active member, serving as chair or task force member in numerous committees, both nationally and regionally. Also active in various sections and the regional chapter. Member, Board of Directors, 1998-2001.

Academy of Health Information Professionals
Distinguished Member, 1990-2010
Certified Medical Librarian, 1980-1990
Member, Hospital Library Section, 1977-Present. National Network profile. (pdf)
Member, Consumer & Patient Health Information Section, 1990-2010
Member, Medical Informatics Section, 1989-2010
Member, Research Section, 1990-Present

Member, Midcontinental Chapter, 1976-Present

Highly active member, serving as president (1975) and as chair or member of numerous committees and task forces. Profile of activity (CQSeptOct99).

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