Windsor, Laura Lynn 1959-

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WINDSOR, Laura Lynn 1959-

PERSONAL: Born August 9, 1959, in Dallas, TX; daughter of Wilbur, Jr. (an urban developer and farmer) and Peggy (a homemaker; maiden name Pupek) Windsor. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended Central Missouri State University, 1977-79; Texas Christian University, B.A., 1983; University of Michigan, A.M.L.S., 1985. Religion: Baptist. Hobbies and other interests: Walking, riding horses, fishing, white-water rafting.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—HSL, Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. E-mail—windsor@

CAREER: University of Dallas, Irving, TX, reference librarian, 1986-88; Texas State Technical College, Waco, reference librarian, 1988-89; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, reference librarian, 1991-94; Ohio University, Athens, reference librarian, 1995-98, health sciences reference librarian, 1998—.

MEMBER: American Library Association, Medical Library Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia, American Bibliographical Center-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on women in medicine, minorities in medicine, and practical nursing.

SIDELIGHTS: Laura Lynn Windsor told CA: "I wrote Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia because, after helping a college student find some information on Alice Hamilton, I realized we had gone to way too much trouble to learn about one of the twentieth century's giants of occupational health and safety. In 2000 I began looking for an encyclopedia that I could buy for my library. I couldn't find anything suitable except out-of-date books and other reference books that were more on the sciences in general and women in the fields. I decided to write a book for my library, specifically on women in the medical professions, to try to give pictures of the people in words by their accomplishments and personal characteristics. It was a rewarding experience. Librarians who cannot find a good book on the subject they are most interested in should think about writing it themselves. During the writing process it worked best to keep to a schedule each week. I would write 500 words each day after or before my regular job as a health sciences reference librarian."



Booklist, March 1, 2003, review of Women in Medicine: An Encyclopedia, p. 1233.

Choice, April, 2003, J. M. Coggan, review of Women in Medicine, p. 1342.