MJ Tooey

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs | Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Director of the NNLM, Region 1, NWSO

M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is the Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 1 and of the Network Web Services Office under a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine running from 2021-2026.

She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and her BS degree in Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania (formerly Clarion State College).

Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006; is a Fellow of the Association; and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She was the 1997 recipient of MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year, and was the MLA Janet Doe Lecturer in 2016. In 2019 she received the Marcia C. Noyes Award, the Association’s highest honor.

She served as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) from 2012-2013.

In 2011 she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences.

She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors. She also serves on numerous committees and task forces at the University of Maryland, Baltimore focused on strategic planning, scholarly communication, translational science, research data, leadership, women’s empowerment, and the arts and culture.

Tooey is author or co-author of over 200 chapters, articles, presentations or posters. Her professional interests include leadership, emerging trends, data services, library innovation and design, strategic planning, ethics, and mentoring.

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