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Ada May Seltzer, American librarian, medical library director.


Seltzer, Ada May was born on June 7, 1942 in Kempton, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Clayton Franklin and Dorothea Anna (Oldt) Seltzer.


Bachelor of Science, Kutztown University, 1964. Master of Science in Library. Science, Florida State University, 1965.

Master of Arts, University São Paolo. Florida, 1971.


Assistant university library, United States Florida, Tampa, 1965-1968; associate university library, United States Florida, Tampa, 1968-1971; university library medical center, United States Florida, Tampa, 1971-1974; head public service, United States Florida Medical Center, 1974-1979; visiting instructor, U. South Florida School Library. Studies, Tampa, 1979-1986; assistant director, United States Florida Medical Center, Tampa, 1979-1986; director, U. Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, since 1986; assistant professor, U. Mississippi Health Related Professions, Jackson, since 1987; professor and chairman Academy Information Superior vena cava syndrome Department, U. Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, since 1995. Coninuing education instructor Medical Library.

Association, Chicago, 1979-1991. Project director grants, Florida Library. Assn, Orlando, 1981-1982, Mississippi Health Sciences Information Network, Jackson, 1989-1991, 94-.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Instructor's Handbook for Searching Medline, 1986. (manual) Oncology: Concepts and Resources, 1988, revised edition 1991. Editor: Florida Union List of Serials, 1972.

      Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member Friends of The National Library of Medicine, Washington, since 1986. Member American Library Association, Academy of Health Science Information Professionals (distinguished), Medical Library. Association (chair chapter council 1992-1995, board directors 1992-1995, Centennial coordinating committee, since 1994, continuing education committee 1989-1991, southern chapter Modern Language Association council representative 1988-1991, chairman southern chapter 1982-1983), Southeast Library.

Association, Florida Library. Association (president 1981-1982), Florida Health Sciences Library. Association (president 1985-1986), Mississippi Library.



Married John W. Bowen, December 24, 1965 (divorced May, 1977).

Clayton Franklin Seltzer

Dorothea Anna (Oldt) Seltzer

John W. Bowen