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The Antonija Prelec Memorial Lecture: Lectures

Prelec Memorial Lecture Series

The Antonija Prelec Memorial Fund provides for an annual lecture given by the Antonija Prelec Visiting Scholar. This Scholar is selected by the Antonija Prelec Memorial Committee based on his/her international reputation for expertise in library and information sciences and for innovative and incisive ideas in this field. See below for a list of previous lectures. 

Antonija Prelec Memorial Lectures

  • 2022- Dr. Green, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute 

    • Creating the Fourth Chapter of Human Genomics 

  • 2020 - Dr. Paul Offit, Director, Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    • You Bet Your Life: The Long, Risky History of Medical Innovation

  • 2019 - Dr. Patricia A. Flatley Brennan, National Library of Medicine. 

    • Accelerating Artificial Intelligence, A New Role for the National Library of Medicine

  • 2018 - Sally A. Gore, Manager Research and Scholarly Communication, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School

    • Advice and Recommendations for Supporting Clinical Research (A Librarian's Perspective)

  • 2017 - Oya Y. Rieger, Associate University Librarian, Cornell University Library, arXiv Program Director

    • Ensuring the Sustainability of eScience Collaborations

  • 2016 - Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

    •  The National Library of Medicine's Role in Preserving the Country's Cultural Heritage

  • 2015 - Neil Rambo, Director - Health Sciences Library at New York University School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center

    • Research Data as Knowledge Asset: The Case for Curation and Sharing 

  • 2013 - Nancy Roderer, Professor Emerita, Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    • Information Collaborations

  • 2011 - Dr. Edward Shortliffe, President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association and Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston.

    • Biomedical Informatics: The Evolution of the Science and its Application

  • 2007 - Michael Keller, University Librarian and Director of Information Resources, Green Library - Stanford University and Publisher of Highwire Press and Stanford University Press. 

    • One Good Turn Deserves Another: How Google Book Search Project is Benefiting Everyone

  • 2006 - Dr. Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

    • E-Research and Cyberinfrastructure: Implications for the System of Scholarly Communication  

  • 2004 - Dr. Harold Varmus, President & Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 

    • Open Access to Scientific Information in the Health Sciences

  • 2003 Deanna Marcum, Ph.D., Associate Librarian of the Library of Congress

    • The Relationship of Scholars to Libraries in the Digital Age

  •  2001 - Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director of the National Library of Medicine

    • The Use and Abuse of Digital Medical Information: A Public Policy Dilemma

  • 2000 - Dr. Daniel Atkins, Professor School of Information, Professor Dept. of Engineering & Computer Science, Director of The Alliance for Community, University of Michigan. 

    • The Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries in the Age of Knowledge Nets