Mark E. Funk, AHIP Mark E. Funk, AHIP
Head, Collection Development,
Samuel J. Wood Library, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, 1987-

Professional Positions (past 15 years)
Head, Collection Development, Weill Cornell Medical Library, New
York, NY, 1987-

MLA Official Activities
National: member 1975-; Task Force on Scholarly Publishing: member
2004-; Nominating Committee: member 2004-2005; Board of Directors: treasurer 2001-2003, member 2000-2003; Task Force on Fixed Meeting Schedule: member 2001-2002; Centennial Coordinating Committee: member 1996-1998; Nominating Committee: member 1996-1997; 1999 National Program Committee: chair 1995-1999; Documentation Abstracts, Inc.: MLA representative 1994-1997; Task Force for an MLA Research Program: member 1992-1994; Louise Darling Medal for
Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences Jury: member 1991-1992; Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant Jury: chair 1989-1990; 1990 National Program Committee: member 1988-1990. Section: Collection Development Section: member 1986-; chair 2004-2005; Ad Hoc Committee on Collection Development Research: chair 1990-1992. Research Section: member 1982-; chair 1992-1993.
Chapter: New York-New Jersey Chapter: member 1987-; Research Committee: chair 1992-1993; Ad Hoc Committee on Research: chair 1990-1992. Midcontinental Chapter: member 1976-.

Other Professional Activities
McGraw-Hill Digital Advisory Board: member 2005-. Thieme Library Advisory Group: member 2005-. Cold Spring Harbor Publishing Library Discussion Group: member 2005-. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Editorial Board: member 2004-. Springer Library Advisory Board: member 2004-. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Literature Selection Technical Review Committee: member 1999-2003. Doody’s Book Review Service, Library Board of Advisors: member 1993-. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology: reviewer 1991-. JAMA Journal Review Advisory Committee: member 1990-1996.

Professional Honors
MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member 1988-. Beta Phi Mu: member 1976-.

BA, zoology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1971; BS, education, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1973; MA, library science, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976.

Funk ME. E-journals: some practical issues
(invited presentation to Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island Health Sciences
Librarians, 6 Nov 2003). [Web document]. <>.

Funk ME. Menagerie á trois, or parasites lost: symbiosis, co-evolution,
and long term solutions for academic journals (invited presentation to
Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona, 2 Oct 2003).
[Web document]. <>.

Funk ME, Schader B. Simultaneous users vs. FTE pricing model-stairway
to heaven or jail house blues? Against the Grain 2003 Sep;15(4):54,56,58.

Funk ME. Collection development: budget, statistics, or intuition? (invited
presentation to Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network, 25 Apr
2002). [Web document]. <>.