MLA Awards 2011

Each year, MLA grants a variety of awards to support the valuable contributions of medical librarians to the profession of health sciences librarianship.  From research and instruction to outstanding service and leadership, MLA’s professional recognition program supports and encourages the best and brightest in the field.  Please consider the following opportunities:

Virginia L. and William K. Beatty MLA Volunteer Service Award – Nominations due November 1, 2010

The Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Medical Library Association Volunteer Service Award recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding, sustained service to MLA and the health sciences library profession.  The recipient will receive a certificate and $1,000. Visit  http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Melissa Ratajeski, Jury Chair, at mar@pitt.edu.

Estelle Brodman Award – Nominations due November 1, 2010

The MLA Estelle Brodman Award recognizes a mid-career academic medical librarian, who demonstrates a significant achievement, the potential for leadership and continuing excellence. Recipients receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.  Visit http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Terri Ottosen, Jury Chair, at tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship – Nominations due November 1, 2010

Nominate a dynamic and exceptional hospital librarian, a visionary who deserves recognition for his or her outstanding service in hospital librarianship.   Self-nominations are welcome!  Visit http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Karen Roth, Jury Chair, at Karen.roth@baycare.org.

Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development—Nominations due November 1, 2010

The Louise Darling Medal, awarded annually by MLA, recognizes an individual, institution, or group which has made an outstanding contribution in health sciences collection development.   Visit  http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form. Direct questions to Steven Douglas, Jury Chair at sdouglas@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

2011 Janet Doe Lectureship—Nominations due November 1, 2010

Nominate a colleague who can share insights on the history and philosophy of medical librarianship through an informative yet entertaining presentation as the Janet Doe lecturer at MLA. The Doe lecturer receives a certificate, a $250 honorarium, travel expenses for the meeting, and publication of the lecture in JMLA. Visit  http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Keith Cogdill, Jury Chair, at cogdillk@uthscsa.edu.

Ida and George Eliot Prize—Nominations due November 1, 2010

The MLA Ida & George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year which has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship.   The recipient receives a cash reward of $200 and a certificate at the annual meeting.  Visit http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors for details and a nomination application form.  Direct questions to Mary Markland, Jury Chair, at markland@medicine.nodak.edu.

Nominate a Colleague to be an MLA Fellow or Recognize a Dedicate Supporter of MLA!—Nominations due November 1, 2010

For over 50 years, the Medical Library Association has recognized those who have made sustained, outstanding contributions to medical librarianship as Fellows, elected by the Board of Directors. Nominees must have been a regular member of MLA for at least fifteen years prior to nomination and
have at least ten years of professional experience in health information science.  Visit http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Janette Schueller, Jury Chair, at schuelle@battelle.org.

Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

The Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award recognizes a medical librarian who has furthered the goal of providing quality information for improved health by demonstrating outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level.  Nominate a colleague who contributed to information policy, increased awareness of legislative agendas or otherwise enhanced the Association’s governmental relations network.  Visit http://mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Cristina Pope, Jury Chair, at popec@upstate.edu

Murray Gottlieb Prize—Nominations due November 1, 2010

The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and allied sciences written by a health sciences librarian or archivist.  The recipient receives a cash award of $100 and a certificate at the Annual Meeting. Visit http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form. Direct questions to Frank Ames, Jury Chair, at fames@mac.com.

T. Mark Hodges International Service Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

Established in 2007, The Hodges International Service Award recognizes outstanding individual achievement in the promotion, enablement, or improvement in the quality of health information internationally. Visit http://mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Lin Wu, Jury Chair, at lwu5@uthsc.edu.

MLA/Majors Chapter Project of the Year Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

Does your chapter have a project deserving recognition?  If so, consider applying for the Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award.  The $500 award and a certificate are presented to the project demonstrating advocacy, service, or innovation that contributes to the advancement of health sciences librarianship.  Visit http://mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form. Direct questions to Anne K. Seymour, Jury Chair, at seymoura@mail.med.upenn.edu.

MLA Section Project of the Year Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

Has your Section completed a project in the last three years that has significantly improved the field of health sciences librarianship? Would your Section like to be memorialized as the FIRST recipient of the MLA Project of the Year Award?  Visit http://mlanet.org/pdf/awards/section_nom_20100629.pdf details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Ysabel Bertolucci, Jury Chair, at ysabel.bertolucci@kp.org.

Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

The Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award honors an outstanding practicing librarian or library educator in the field of health sciences librarianship and informatics demonstrating skills in one or more of the following areas: teaching, curriculum development, mentoring, research, or leadership in education at local, regional, or national levels. Visit http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/awards/mcclure_nom_20090707.pdf for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Pam Howard, Jury Chair, at pjhoward@sfsu.edu.

Marcia C. Noyes Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

Established in 1947, the Marcia C. Noyes Award is the highest professional distinction of the Medical Library Association, and recognizes a career that has resulted in lasting, outstanding contributions to medical librarianship.  The award jury considers sustained, notable achievement, and distinguished service and leadership.  Visit http://mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form. Direct questions to Kathy Broyles, Jury Chair, at kathy.broyles@unthsc.edu.

Rittenhouse Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

The Rittenhouse Award, established in 1967 by the Rittenhouse Medical Bookstore, is presented annually for the best unpublished paper or Web-based project on medical librarianship or medical informatics written by a student in an ALA-accredited school of library and information studies or a trainee in an internship in health sciences librarianship or medical informatics. The winner receives a cash award of $500, a certificate, and student Annual Meeting registration.  Visit http://mlanet.org/awards/honors/index.html for details and a nomination form.  Direct questions to Paul Bielman, Jury Chair, at Paul.F.Bielman@kp.org.

Thompson Reuters/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award—Nominations due November 1, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the use of technology to deliver health science information, in the science of information, or in the facilitation of the delivery of health science information.  The recipient receives a cash award of $500 and recognition at the 2011 Annual MLA Meeting.  Visit http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/awards/rogers_nom_20090714.pdf for details and a nomination form. Direct questions to Jonathan Koffel, Jury Chair, at jonathan-koffel@uiowa.edu.

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