About the Director and Archivist
Nina P. Long is Director of Library Services and Archivist for the Wistar Institute. Long joined The Wistar Institute in 1992 and received the additional title of Curator, Wistar Museum Collection in 1999. She has been responsible for steering the research library supporting scientists through the period of dramatic changes from print resources to online, and has overseen a number of renovation, preservation and grant-funded projects for the library, archives and museum collections.
Long received her B.A. from Butler University, Indianapolis and her Master of Science in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University. Her previous positions have been in academic health sciences and hospital libraries. Long was selected for the Fellows in Medical Informatics Program (1995) and the National Archives and Records Administration’s Modern Archives Institute certificate program (1991). She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Medical Library Association National and Philadelphia chapters, the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP, 1991-2012), the Delaware Valley Information Consortium, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and the Society of American Archivists. She has served as a Board Member for the Southeastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association, and as Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Medical Library Association. She has been a judge at the Pennsylvania History Day competition for several years and is particularly interested in encouraging an interest in promoting interest in the Wistar Institute’s history through special projects, museum loans and serving as the Reference Librarian for outside inquiries. Please call at 215-898-3826 if you have a library, archives or museum question.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Spring, 2013 Meeting, Erie, PA. Nina P. Long. “Dr. William E. Horner, Philadelphia Army Surgeon, War of 1812.” Paper selected for presentation at the 2013 Conference and Panel Member. (In preparation.)
Kaplan G, Kipnis D, de Richemond J, Long N. “Philadelphia Regional Chapter of MLA Website Uses Web 2.0 Features.” Medical Library Association. Connections: Bridging the Gaps: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; May 16-21, 2008; Chicago. Poster #117. http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2008/e-present/20080519_117_kaplan.pdf.
Nina P. Long. “Dignified and Civil Inquiry: Dr. Caspar Wistar in Philadelphia, the ‘Athens of the Western World.’” Paper presented, Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Foundation, Bicentennial Symposium. Philadelphia, PA., August 11-13, 2003.
Nina P. Long. “Research Library Services supporting conservation of Anatomical Specimens in the Wistar Institute’s Museum Collection” In: Medical Library Association. Visions of the Future, Reflections on the Past: Proceedings of the Centennial meeting of the Medical Library Association; May 22-27, 1998; Philadelphia, PA. Special Supplement, MLA ’98 Abstracts, p. 25, Poster Presentation #20.
Thomas A. Crist, Gary S. McGowan and Nina P. Long. “Stabilization and Conservation of Specimens in the Anatomical Collection of The Wistar Institute. Paper presented, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), Annual Meeting, June 12-15, 1996 ; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.
Nina P. Long. “Othniel Charles Marsh” and “Henry Christopher McCook.” In: American National Biography, John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, editors. Oxford University Press, American Council of Learned Societies. 1999.
Diana Burgwyn, Bonnie Clause, and Nina P. Long. “Wistarabilia: A Centennial History of the Wistar Institute.” Philadelphia, Wistar Institute, 1994.
The American Philosophical Society Celebrates the Centennial of The Wistar Institute: An exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the opening of The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, at Library Hall. Catalogue of an exhibit at the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, April 11-September 30, 1994.
“AIDS Literature, 1980-1986: A Descriptive Study.” Nina P. Long and John Holmes. Presented: ASIS Mini-Conference, Philadelphia, 1988.
“Twinning of Hospital Libraries: International Resource Sharing.” Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (1986); 74:374.
“Isaac J. Wistar and the Peary Expedition to Greenland, 1892.” “Postcards from the past.” “The Youthful Magazine and a Westtown School Science Education.” Inside Wistar: a Newsletter for the Wistar Family. (Circulation 200+ issues).