Science Librarian Receives the Smith Medal

Betsy Humphreys '69, Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine will give a talk "Patients Like Us: Scientific Research, Electronic Records, and Public Policy"

Betsy Humphreys '69
Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:30 pm Lecture: Patients Like Us: Scientific Research, Electronic Health Records, and Public Policy
Neilson Library Browsing Room

Betsy Humphreys serves as deputy director of the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. In this capacity, Humphreys directs operations that deliver trillions of bytes of information to millions of people around the world every day. She plays a major role in developing and setting national standards for electronic health records, paving the way for the public to easily obtain authoritative information that is directly relevant to the conditions, medications and tests they face.

Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1999, Humphreys was the recipient of the 2009 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence from the American College of Medical Informatics,  considered the highest honor in the field. Also honored by the Medical Library Association and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, she expanded leadership development programs to encourage diversity in the information professions and new roles for information specialists in science, health care and public health.

Then and Now

Betsy Humphreys yearbook photo, 1969

Betsy Humphreys
Smith College, 1969

Betsy Humphreys

Betsy Humphreys
Deputy Director,
National Library of Medicine

More Information

For more information, please see the Smith College Rally Day web pages, and the National Library of Medicine website.

Contact

Mary Irwin
Friends of the Smith College Libraries
mirwin@smith.edu
(413) 585-2903