MLA Awards and Honors
The Rittenhouse Award is presented annually for the best unpublished
paper (bibliographical, issue or topic based, or report of research results), Web-based project, video, or resource on health sciences librarianship or medical informatics
submitted by a student in an ALA-accredited school of library science
or a trainee in an internship in health sciences librarianship or medical
informatics. The Rittenhouse Medical Bookstore in Philadelphia, PA, originally
established the award in 1967. Now, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
continues the tradition.
Established by a gift from Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
- 2012: Eva Jurczyk
"Developing a Custom Health Search Tool to Meet Diverse Health Literacy Needs.”
- 2011: Marie Lebow
"Looking for Answers: On Screen and Off"
- 2010: Melody Ramsey
"NIH Public Access Policy: Implications for Collections Management."
2008: Bob Gerth
"Varicose Veins Pathfinder"
2007: Susan Miller
"The Necessity of the Hospital Library to the Institution and Community
2006: Dolores Skowronek
"An Ultrasound Digital Library for Anesthesiologists"
2005: Ann Bett-Madhavan
"The Information Needs of Medical Journalists: A Role for Information
2004: Derek Hansen
"Adolescent Health Information Seeking on the Web: A Multi-Disciplinary
2003: Tracy Dana
"The Past, Present and Future of Clinical Librarianship"
2001: Marlo Maldonado Young
"Consumer Health Informatics: A Preliminary Exploration of Latino Culture
as a Provider of Health Information"
1998: Charles G. Warrick
" The Physical and Developmental Environment of the High-Risk Infant:
A Bibliometric Analysis of a Papyrus Database"
1996: Jennifer K. Lloyd
"The History of Medical Illustration: From Galen to Netter and Beyond"
1995: Georgia Makowski
"A Comparison of CD-ROM MEDLINE and CD-ROM Biological Abstracts for Retrival
of Therapeutic Drug Information"
1994: Mary Moore
"The Economics of Healthcare Information"
1993: Marsha Greer
"An Overview of Library Services to Nurses and Nursing Students"
1989: P. F. Anderson
"Providing Information for the Clinical Decision Maker: Role of the Health
Sciences Information Center"
1988: Catherine Burroughs
"Clinicians' Satisfaction with GRATEFUL MED: An Exploratory Study"
1987: Kathlyn L. Reed
"Occupational Therapy Articles in Serial Publications: An Analysis of
1985: Lynne M. Martin
"The Use and Evaluation of Book Reviews Published in Five Medical Journals
as Acquisition Selection Aids by Academic Medical Acquisition Librarians"
1984: Linda Boettcher
"Information-Seeking Patterns of Rural Physicians in Minnesota"
1983: Dorothy Manderscheid
"A Survey of Substantial Overall Compliance with JCAH Standards in Hospital
Libraries in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties in Michigan"
1982: Jane Elissa Loftin
"Library Orientation and Library Instruction for Medical Students"
1981: Kathleen M. Savoy
"Incorporating Audiovisuals in Health Sciences Libraries"
1980: Anne R. Sawyer
"The Role of the Medical Librarian in Patient-Health Education"
1979: Lonnie J. Spotts
"Independent Study-Guidelines for Conversion of Subject Headings for
FDA Medical Library-Methodology Using Drug Class Terms as a Model"
1978: Ronald Rader
"Bibliographic Analysis of the Literature of Government-Regulated Chemical
1977: Theresa Strasser
"The Information Needs of Registered Nurses in Northeastern New York
1976: Bonnie J. Fridley
"The Patient's Need for Medical Information-An Emergent Responsibility"
1975: Faye Zucker
"English Abstracts and the Language Barrier in Biomedical Research"
1973: Linda Smith
"The Medical Librarian and Computer-Assisted Instruction"
1972: Vicki Glasgow
"Contributions of Eileen R. Cunningham to Medical Librarianship"
1971: James R. Reed
"The Case for Public Health Librarianship"
- 1969: Mary Jordan Coe
"Mechanization of Library Procedures in the Medium Sized Library"
For more information on the procedures for awards and honors nominations
or applications, contact Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094.