The tenth Janet Doe Lecture, a forty-year perspective: still relevant after all these years

Wayne J. Peay, Helen-Ann Brown Epstein


Erich Meyerhoff was an academic health sciences librarian and a distinguished member of the Medical Library Association when he was invited to present the Janet Doe Lecture in 1977. His lecture on the state of the association is considered one of the finest Doe lectures and is still relevant more than forty years later, not only from an historical perspective, but also for his projections for the future and his prescient comments about the future of hospital librarianship and the important role of women in the association. Key 1977 Doe lecture topics are reviewed and updated in the context of the current health sciences library environment.


Janet Doe Lecture; Erich Meyerhoff; Technology; Hospital Libraries; Women; Education; Library Schools; Festschrift; Medical Library Association

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