KAREN KREIZMAN is Manager, Information Resources Center, ACTS Testing Labs, Inc.
Past Employment: Senior Information Scientist, Research Library, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., (1988-96); Technical Information Center, Occidental Chemical Corp. (1987-88).
SLA Member Since: 1988
Education: M.L.S., State University of New York at Buffalo (1987); B.S., Double Major, Social Sciences and Humanities, Clarkson University (1985).
SLA Association-Level Activities: Strategic Planning Committee, Member (1996-97).
SLA Chapter Activities: Upstate NY Chapter: Bulletin Editor (2000/01-present); Consulting Chair (2000/01- present); Business Manager for Programs (1999-2000); Membership Chair (1998-99); Nominations Chair (1997-98).
SLA Division Activities: Biological Sciences Division: Professional Development Committee, Chair (1994-95); Member (1992-93 & 1993-94); Engineering Division: Standards Roundtable Chair (1998-present); Pharmaceutical Division: Strategic Planning Chair 1999/2000 - present); Archivist (1998-99); Past Chair (1997-98); Bylaws Chair (1997-98); Division Chair (1996-97); Chair-Elect (1995-96); Bulletin Editor (1993-94 & 1994-95).
Other Professional Activities: In addition to the following positions and appointments, Karen has given numerous presentations at local, regional and national library conferences. Beta Phi Mu, Member (1987-present); Medical Industry Information Report, Editorial Board (1997-99); Medical Library Association: Academy of Health Information Professionals, Senior Member (1998-2003); Upstate NY and Ontario Chapter, Government Relations Chair (1998-99 & 1999-2000); Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Member (1996-present); Standards Engineering Society, Member (1999-present); Visiting lecturer, SUNY Buffalo (1994); Western NY Library Resources Council: Board of Trustees (2000-05); Regional Automation Committee, Chair (1993-94 & 1994-95); Member (1989-2000); Continuing Education Committee, Chair 1992/1993; Member (1991-92); Western NY Health Sciences Librarians, Past President (1995-96), President (1994-95), President Elect (1993/94), Newsletter Editor (1992/93-1993/94); Executive Board Member-at-Large , (1990/91-1992/93).
Awards & Honors: SLA Pharmaceutical Division, Distinguished Member Award (2000); Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals MIC Award of Excellence (1988).
Publications (selected): Establishing an Information Center: A Practical Guide. London: Bowker-Saur, 1999. In addition, Karen has published several articles and book reviews in library science journals and newsletters.
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