Why donate? To promote excellence, diversity, and inclusion among MLA members by providing more awards for attending the annual conference, participating in continuing education and professional development, supporting AHIP, and developing other significant projects. Increasing the awards and grants endowments enhances the level of support MLA can offer its members each year.

Donations Methods

  • Online
    • Choose fund below and follow link to payment page.
  • Mail Check
    • Note your name, as listed in your membership profile, and indicate in the memo line the name of the fund(s) to which you are donating. 
    • Post to: Medical Library Association, Inc., Dept. 4627, Carol Stream, IL 60122-4627
  • Third-Party
    • If a third-party fund (e.g., Fidelity Investments; Chares Schwab; TIAA/CREFF, etc.) will be making this donation on your behalf, please contact Maria Lopez with your name, the fund(s) you are donating to, and the name of the third-party fund so we can apply it correctly upon arrival.

Thank you for continuing to support the additional funds below:  

  • MLA Disaster Relief Fund

    MLA Disaster Relief Fund supports medical libraries throughout the world as they re-build after natural and man-made disasters.

  • Shaping Our Future Endowment Fund

    Shaping Our Future Endowment Fund supports initiatives identified in the Association's annual business plan.

  • MLA Scholarship Fund

    The MLA Scholarship Fund consists of donations generously provided through bequests, planned giving, and individual contributions. It supports a variety of scholarships and professional development grants, including:

    • Ana D. Cleveland MLA Scholarship
    • Continuing Education Grant
    • Gwendolyn S. Cruzat MLA Scholarship
    • Medical Informatics Career Development Grant
    • Beverly Murphy MLA Scholarship for Underrepresented Students
    • Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant
    • Harriet L. Steuernagel Continuing Education Grant

  • Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence & Achievement in Hospital Librarianship

    This award is given to a member of the association who has made significant contributions to the profession through overall distinction or leadership in hospital library administration or service, production of a definitive publication related to hospital librarianship, teaching, research, advocacy, or the development or application of innovative technology to hospital librarianship.

  • Consumer Health Librarian of the Year Award

    The award acknowledges excellence in health information professional services to patients, caregivers, and those pursuing optimal health, through the promotion of innovation, collaboration, and exemplary leadership among consumer health information librarians.

  • Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship

    The inaugural fellowship was granted in 1972. This program persists in educating and inspiring international librarians with the latest advancements in the health information profession. It facilitates attendance at the MLA annual conference and includes observation and supervised work in one or more medical libraries in the United States and Canada.

  • Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Health Sciences Librarian of the Year

    The award recognizes an academic health sciences librarian at mid-career who has demonstrated significant achievement, the potential for leadership, and continuing excellence. 

  • Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award

    The award honors a health sciences information professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level, and who has furthered the goal of providing quality information for improved health.

  • Eugene Garfield Fellowship Endowment

    The fellowship encourages research into the history of information sciences to expand the knowledge base and improve the current and future practices of information professions, especially in health sciences librarianship and health informatics.

  • Hospital Libraries Professional Development Grants

    The grant provides health science professionals working in hospital, or similar clinical settings, with the support needed for educational or research activities.

  • Janet Doe Lectureship

    The lectureship is awarded to individuals for their unique perspectives on the history or philosophy of health sciences librarianship. The lecture is presented each year at the MLA annual conference.

  • John P. McGovern Award Lectureship

    This lectureship is awarded to a significant national or international figure who may speak on a topic of importance to health sciences librarianship at the association's annual meeting.

  • Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship

    The lectureship was created to foster intellectual collaboration between MLA and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The lecture is presented biennially at the association's annual conference and in alternating years at NLM. Lecturers are selected for their expertise in discussing topics related to biomedical communications.

  • David A. Kronick and Charles W. Sargent Visiting Fellowship

    The fellowship aims to study a specific aspect of health information management. It provides supplementary funding to cover expenses for visiting (in-person and/or virtually) two or more health sciences libraries or knowledge centers in North America.

  • Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship

    This fellowship funds research aimed at expanding the knowledge base and linking the information services provided by librarians to improved healthcare and advancements in biomedical research. It is awarded to qualified health professionals, researchers, educators, administrators, or librarians.

  • Louise Darling Award

    Established in 1988, this award is presented annually to honor outstanding achievements in collection development within the health sciences.

  • Chapter Project of the Year

    The award recognizes excellence by an MLA chapter for a special project or innovative programming that contributes to the profession of health sciences librarianship.

  • Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award

    The award honors an outstanding practicing information professional or library educator in the field of health sciences librarianship and informatics.

  • Naomi Broering Latinx Heritage Grant

    Awarded to a member interested in Latinx community information services who seeks to engage in professional activities using the latest medical information services and technological formats.

  • T. Mark Hodges International Service Award

    Recognizes exceptional individual achievements in advancing the quality of health information on an international scale through the development of health information professionals, enhancement of libraries, or increased utilization of health information services.

  • Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship

    This scholarship is intended to support the education and training of a US or Canadian health sciences librarian for an international health sciences library project.

  • Ysabel Bertolucci Annual Conference Grant

    Provides travel support for a librarian involved in nursing, allied health, consumer health, or international librarianship to attend MLA’s in-person annual conference.

  • Research Training Institute Scholarship

    The Medical Library Association’s Research Training Institute is an online program offering advanced research methods training and support for library professionals to complete their chosen projects. This unique and effective program helps health sciences librarians become successful researchers and authors.

Planned Giving

Would you like to create a enduring memorial to commemorate your professional accomplishments and ensure the continual advancement of the profession? Or perhaps you would like to support MLA’s education and research initiatives to develop new leaders for success in medical librarianship and the health sciences information profession? Planned giving allows you to provide future support for the profession while addressing your financial needs today.

Planned gifts may take many forms, including bequests, life insurance, real estate, retirement accounts, and charitable trusts. Each planned giving program is tailored to your unique needs. To learn about the benefits and opportunities of planned giving, consult your financial advisor or contact Maria Lopez at MLA.

The Medical Library Association, Inc. is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions from US donors are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. No goods or services are provided in exchange for donations.