Phyllis Sonquist Lansing

Honored by:Pat Sonquist Lane
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I nominate Phyllis Sonquist Lansing in that she uses her talents in the service of others. From her birth to the present she has made a large number of contributions in diverse areas--and it is always done with intelligence and good humor. Whether in a church program, a literacy program, a choir, or in her professional role as a medical librarian--teaching and researching-- she focuses on the need, develops the plan of action and carries through. She does this cheerfully and with great humanity and sensitivity. Over her lifetime she has accumulated a mass of grateful admirers and serves as an example to us all.

Personal: Born in 1934 to Gerald C. Sonquist Sr. and Linnea Victoria Swanson Sonquist. Married to John W. Lansing 1958. Three children: 1961, 1963, and 1965.

Education: M.A.L.S. in Health Science Librarianship, University of Missouri, 1972. Beta Phi Mu member. B.S. in Community Nutrition, Iowa State University, 1956. Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron member.

Employment: August 1985 to present- University of Maryland at Baltimore, Health Sciences, Library Education Coordinator and Liaison Librarian to School of Medicine. 1981-1985- Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Library, University of Oklahoma- Oklahoma City OK; Head of Reference Department 1982-85; Reference Librarian 1981-82. 1983-1985- Adjunct Assistant Professor "Biomedical Databases." School of Library and information Science University of Oklahoma-Norman, OK. 1978-1981- Medical librarian (half-time) Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK and 1979-1981- Coordinator (half -time) Greater Oklahoma City Area Health Science Library Consortium.

Selected Publications: Hinegardrier P.G., Lansing, P.S. Nursing informatics programs at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994 Oct.; 84(4):441-43.

Lansing Phyllis. " What’s In a Name?” "Directories” and “Medical Sources” In “Health Information Reference Sources a self-study training packet based on the Health Information Project's basic core reference collection.” Baltimore: Division of Library Development and Services Maryland State Department of Education, 1991.

Cunningham D. Grefsheim S. Simon M. Lansing P.S. Biotechnology awareness study part 2: meeting the information needs of biotechnologists. Bull Med Lobr Assoc. 1991 Jan 79 (1): 45-52.

Lansing P.S. Edmondson M.E. Subject Indexing of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy in MEDLINE and NAHL. Med Ref Serv Q 1987 Summer; 6(2):39-49.

Lansing P.S. Summers J.D. Knisely W.H. Analysis of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association 1967 to 1983. J Am Diet Assoc. 1985 Jan;85(1).56-61.

Professional Memberships: Medical Library Association, Academy of Health Information Professionals, distinguished member 1991. Mid-Atlantic Chapter/Medical Library Association, Maryland Library Association, Maryland Association of Health Sciences Libraries.