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Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship

Presented for the first time in 1991, 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. It was renamed in honor of Lois Ann Colaianni in 1999. Nomination, criteria, and submission details

Award Recipients

  • 2013: Priscilla L. Stephenson
  • 2012: Mary Virginia Taylor
  • 2011: Barbara J. Henry
  • 2010: Michele A. Spatz
  • 2009: none awarded
  • 2008: Jan Orick
  • 2007: Ethel Madden
  • 2006: Janet Schneider
  • 2005: Mary Fran Prottsman
  • 2004: Christine Chastain-Warheit
  • 2003: Ysabel Bertolucci
  • 2002: Margaret Bandy
  • 2001: Carole M. Gilbert
  • 2000: Jacqueline Brown Ramseur
  • 1999: Jacqueline D. Bastille
  • 1998: Kay Cimpl Wagner
  • 1997: Cheryl R. Dee, Ph.D.
  • 1996: Michele S. Klein
  • 1995: Jacqueline D. Doyle
  • 1994: Linda G. Markwell
  • 1993: Bernie Todd Smith
  • 1992: Susan Schweinsberg Long
  • 1991: Pamela Jean Jajko
  • 1990: Kathleen Murray*
  • 1989: Rya Ben-Shir*
  • 1987: Kathleen Moeller*

*Established as a national award in 1991, prior awards given by the Hospital Libraries Section as The Hospital Librarian of the Year Award.

Please contact MLA (312.419.9094 x15) for more information on the procedures for awards and honors nominations or applications.