Sewell (b. 1917 - d. 2002) established the
B.A., Washington State University, BA English,1938
M.S., Columbia University School of Library Science, 1940
D.Sc., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1979
Consultant, 1970-2002: Textwise,
United States Pharmacopeia,
Welch Medical Library project on Online Mendelian Inheritance of Man
Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library Services project on Bibliometric Study of Molecular Biology,
National Association of Hospital Development,
Federal Library Committee,
National Health Planning Information Center,
Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospitals,
Biospherics, and many industrial, academic, and government groups, 1970-present
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 1970-1985
Adjunct Lecturer, Health Sciences Information Sources, University of Maryland College of Library and Information Services, 1969-1992
Editor, Gale Information Guides, Health Affairs, 1972-1980
Head, Drug Literature Program, National Library of Medicine, 1965-1970
Deputy Chief and Subject Heading Specialist, Bibliographic Services Division, National Library of Medicine, 1961- 1965
Senior Librarian, Squibb Institute for Medical Research, 1946-1961
Instructor, Columbia University School of Library Science, 1959 summer session
Librarian, Wellcome Research Laboratories, 1942-1946
Department Librarian, Columbia University, 1938-1942
Major Professional Activities
Co-Chair, Committee on Basic Resources for Pharmaceutical Education, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 1996-2002
President, Drug Information Association, 1970-1971
President, Special Libraries Association, 1960-1961
Editor, Unlisted Drugs, 1949-1959, 1962-1964
Member of Editorial Boards, Drug Information Journal, 1971- 1984, Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1974-1977
Chairman, Libraries/Educational Resources Section, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 1979-1980
Chairman, Public Health and Health Administration Libraries Section, 1979-1980; Medical Library Education Section, 1980-1981, Recertification Committee, 1979-1980, all within Medical Library Association
Chairman, Special Interest Group/Classification Research, American Society for Information Science, 1974-1975
Honorary President, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 1999-2000
Winifred Sewell Prize for Innovation in Information Technologies in Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarianship established by Special Libraries Association, Biomedical and Life Sciences Division, 1999
Pioneer of Information Science, 1998 Conference on the History and Heritage of Science Information Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 23-25
Hall of Fame, Special Libraries Association, 1998
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995-present
Fellow of Medical Library Association, 1978-present
Ida and George Eliot Prize, Medical Library Association, for Guide to Drug Information, 1977
Publications Award, Science-Technology Division, Special Libraries Association, 1966
Member, State Department Exchange Team with USSR on Special Libraries, February-March 1966
Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Modern Methods of Handling Chemical Information, 1965-1967
Member, International Federation of Pharmacy, Commission on Pharmaceutical Abstracts, 1958-1960
Recent and Major Publications
Larsson, Laura, Sewell, Winifred, and Pomerantz, Karyn. Reasons why you should become involved with your user group associations. PH/HA News 2000 Winter/Spring; http://phha.mlanet.org/archives/newsletter/winter99.html#reasons
Schoch, Natalie A. and Sewell, Winifred. The many faces of natural language searching. JAMIA Symp Suppl SCAMC Proc 1995:914.
Sewell, Winifred. Overview of end user searching in the health sciences: an opinion paper. Med Ref Serv Q 1986;5 (Suppl 2):3-14. The separately published monographic supplement is entitled End User Searching in the Health Sciences, and is edited by M. Sandra Wood, Ellen Brassil Horak, and Bonnie Snow.
Sewell, Winifred; Teitelbaum, Sandra. Observation of end- user online searching behavior over eleven years. J Am Soc Inf Sci 1986 Jul;37(4):234-45.
Sewell, Winifred; Teitelbaum, Sandra. Micromanual for Casual Users of National Library of Medicine Databases. 1st ed. Bethesda, MD: Drug Intelligence Publications, 1984 Sep. Updated 1986.
Sewell, Winifred. Guide to Drug Information. Hamilton, IL: Drug Intelligence Publications, 1976.
Sewell, Winifred; Harrison, Merle. Using MeSH for Effective Searching: A Programmed Guide. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 1976.
Sewell, Winifred. Reader in Medical Librarianship. Washington, DC: NCR Microcard Editions, 1973.
Drug Literature. Report prepared for the study of "Interagency Coordination in Drug Research and Regulation" of the Senate Committee on Government Operations. Washington, DC: 1963 Aug.
Medical Subject Headings, 2nd ed., Part 2 of Vol. 4, No. 1, Index Medicus, 1963 Jan.
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