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MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

The purpose of this grant is to provide support for research, development, or demonstration projects that will help to promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. Grants range from $100 to $1000. Grants will not be given to support an activity that is operational in nature or has only local usefulness. More than one award may be granted in a year. Application, criteria, and submission details

Grant Recipients

  • 2015: Misa Mi, AHIP
  • 2014: none awarded
  • 2013: Trish Chatterley and Heather Cunningham
  • 2012: none awarded
  • 2011: Kristine M. Alpi
  • 2010: Catherine Mary Boss
    "A research study: Does exemplary library services to patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers influence patient satisfaction scores?"
  • 2009: Naomi Broering
    "The efficacy of digital conversion of audiotape collection to CD format measuring change in use and evaluating user satisfaction"
  • 2008: none awarded
  • 2007: Fern Cheek and Lynda Hartel
    "An investigation of electronic book use in an Academic Medical Center"
    Sally Harvey
    "The publication rate of poster entries and abstracts from MLA annual meetings in peer-reviewed or respective professional and trade journals"
  • 2006: none awarded
  • 2005: Peggy Mullaly-Quijas
  • 2004: Ellen Crumley
  • 2003: none awarded
  • 2002: none awarded
  • 2001: Shelly Paden and Mary C. Congleton
    "A study of the experiences and opinions of Loansome Doc Libraries and end-users in the Midwest United States"
  • 2000: Jolene M. Miller
    "Issues surrounding the administration of a credit course for medical students: Survey of US academic health science librarians"
  • 1999: Catherine Graber
    "Survey of Health Sciences Faculty Use of Library Computer Systems"
  • 1998: Mary M. Howrey
  • 1997: none awarded
  • 1996: Alexandra Dimitroff
    “The Use of Problem Based Learning in a Health Sciences Librarianship Course”
  • 1995: Monica Unger
    “Comparison of Information Retrieval Methods in an Academic Medical Library”
  • 1994: none awarded
  • 1993: Jennifer M. Bayne and Joan L. Leishman
    “A Study to Measure the Impact of a problem-Based Learning Curriculum on the Teaching Hospital Library of the University of Toronto”
  • 1992: none awarded
  • 1991: Joanne G. Marshall, Ph.D.
    Study of the Impact of Information on Clinical Decision Making
    Barbara Carlson and Robert Poyer
    “An Investigation of a Rational Binding Schedule Based on Use and Indexing Patterns”
  • 1990: Paul Wrynn, Van Afes and Diane Schwartz
  • 1989: Karen Hackelman, Virginia A. Lingle, and M. Sandra Wood
  • 1988: none awarded
  • 1987: none awarded
  • 1986: Mark Funk, Carolyn Anne Reid, and Audrey Powderly


For more information on the procedures for MLA grants, scholarships and fellowships, contact or 312.419.9094 x15.