Sheldon Kotzin, Former Associate Director for Library Operations, Honored by NFAIS
On February 23, 2013, the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of the Federation to Sheldon Kotzin, the former Associate Director for Library Operations at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This honor was conferred upon him at the 55th NFAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
NFAIS Honorary Fellows are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Federation and who are currently not on the staff of a member organization. Honorary Fellows are given lifetime membership in NFAIS and are entitled to the privileges accorded staff of member organizations. Kotzin retired from NLM in June of 2012
Kotzin had been very active in NFAIS on behalf of NLM. He served as the NLM Assembly representative (1989-2005), served on the NFAIS Board (1994-2002), and served as NFAIS treasurer (1996) and secretary (1998). He also participated in NFAIS committees and task forces, was a regular attendee of the NFAIS annual conference, and a strong supporter of the Federation. His contributions and activities benefitted both NLM and NFAIS enormously.
The National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, is a component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.