Anne Linton Retired January 1, 2022 – Congratulations!
Anne Linton retired from Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington
University in January of 2022. She served as Director of the Himmelfarb Health Sciences
Library for 24 years and served in various other positions, including Associate Director,
Information, Instruction, and Media Services, at Himmelfarb since 1984. Anne held the rank of
Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and was a Research Services
Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing. She continues service as Emeritus Faculty of the
School of Medicine and Health Sciences at GW. She has served as a lecturer in the School of
Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America since 1986.
During her time at Himmelfarb Library Anne established a computer literacy curriculum for
medical students in conjunction with the Department of Computer Medicine, oversaw the
conversion of the journal collection from print format to electronic, expanded library resources
and services to support The Milken Institute School of Public Health and the School of Nursing, and established an active role for librarians in educating medical students as embedded instructors in the MS Practice of Medicine curriculum. Her focus on research support in recent years resulted in the acquisition of research oriented journals and databases, the implementation of an open digital repository (Health Sciences Research Commons), and a
Research Support Librarian position.
Anne is a graduate of Georgetown and Drexel Universities, and holds an MA in Education and
Human and Organizational Learning from GW. She was an NLM Associate 1982-83. She is a
long time member of the Medical Library Association and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA and a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She served on dozens of MLA and MAC committees, was on the editorial board of JMLA, and was a recipient of the MAC Librarian of the Year award in 2008. Anne was also an active member of the Special Libraries Association and served on a number of SLA committees.