MLA Awards and Honors
Ida and George Eliot Prize
The Ida and George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published
in the preceding calendar year that has been judged most effective in
furthering medical librarianship. The award was sponsored by Login Brothers
Book Company, Chicago, IL, from 1962 to 2001.
2013: None Awarded
2012: Margaret M. Bandy, AHIP, FMLA and Rosalind F. Dudden, AHIP, FMLA
"The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries"
2011: None Awarded
2010: Ana D. Cleveland and Donald Cleveland
"Health Informatics for Medical Librarians"
2009: Daniel E. Banks, Runhua Shi, Donna F. Timm, Kerri Ann Christopher,
David Charles Duggar, Marianne Comegys, and Jerry McLarty
"Decreased Hospital Length of Stay Associated with Presentation of Cases at Morning Report with Librarian Support"
2008: Keith Cogdill
"Progress in Health Sciences Librarianship: 1970-2005"
2007: None Awarded
2006: Jean P.Shipman and Sarah B. Watstein
"Emerging Roles of Health Sciences Librarians"
2005: Pamela Sherwill-Navarro and Addajance Wallace
"Research on the Value of Medical Library Services: Does It Make an Impact
in the Health Care Literature?"
2004: Eileen Abels, Keith Cogdill and Lisl Zach
"The Contributions of Library and Information Services to Hospitals and
Academic Health Sciences Centers: A Preliminary Taxonomy"
2003: Frieda O. Weise and Thomas D. McMullen
"Study to Assess the Compensation and Skills of Medical Library Professionals
Relative to Information Technology Professionals"
2001: Michael R. Kronenfeld
"Hospital Libraries and the Internet Part Two: Focus on the Future."
2000: Carol A. Burns, Cheryl Rae Dee, Ph.D., Jocelyn A. Rankin, Ph.D.
"Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Hospital Library Services: Southern
Chapter/Medical Library Association Journal Usage Study" Bulletin of
the Medical Library Association, Volume 86, 1998
1999: Barbara Schloman, Judith Burnham, Linda Slater, Eileen M. Wakiji
"Mapping the Literature of Allied Health" Bulletin of the Medical
Library Association, Volume 85, 1997.
1998: E. Diane Johnson, M.A., Emma Jean McKinin, M.A., Joyce A. Mitchell,
Ph.D., John C. Reid, Ph.D., Mary Ellen Sievert, Ph.D.
"Beyond Relevance- Characteristics of Key Papers for Clinicians: an Exploratory
Study in an Academic Setting"
1997: Robert M. Braude, Ph.D., Valerie Florence, Ph.D., Mark E. Frisse,
M.D., Sherrilynne S. Fuller, Ph.D.
Series of articles published in the Medical Informatics Quarterly Series in
Academic Medicine, Volume 70, 1995.
1996: Michele S. Klein, Faith V. Ross and Deborah L. Adams
"Effect of On-line Literature Searching on Length of Stay and Patient
1995: Nina W. Matheson and Valerie Florence
"The Health Sciences Librarian as a Knowledge Worker"
1994: Jocelyn A. Rankin
"Problem-Based Medical Education: Effect on Library Use"
1993: Joanne G. Marshall, Ph.D.
"The Impact of Information Provided by the Hospital Libraries in the
Rochester Area on Clinical Decision-Making"
1992: Mary Charles Lasater and Frances H. Lynch
"Government Documents and the Online Catalog"
1990: Joyce E. B. Backus, Sara Davidson, and Roy Rada
"Searching for Patterns in the MeSH Vocabulary"
1989: National Library of Medicine
Past, Present, and Future of Biomedical Information
1988: Ellen Gay Detlefsen and Thomas J. Galvin
"Education for Health Sciences/Biomedical Librarianship: Past, Present,
1987: David A. Kronick, Ph.D.
Literature of the Life Sciences: Reading, Writing, Research
1986: M. Sandra Wood
Editor, Cost Analysis, Cost Recovery, Marketing and Fee-Based Services
1985: Association of American Medical Colleges
"Physicians for the 21st Century: Report of the Project Panel on the
General Professional Education of the Physician and College Preparation for
1984: Jana Bradley, Ph.D.
Editor, Hospital Library Management
1983: Louise Darling
Editor, Handbook of Medical Library Practice, 4th ed., v. 1
1982: Joanne G. Marshall, Ph.D., and Victor Neufeld
"A Randomized Trial of Librarian Participation in Clinical Settings"
1981: Judith M. Topper, Jana Bradley, Rosalind F. Dudden, Barbara A. Epstein,
Jane A. Lambremont, and Taylor R. Putney, Jr.
accreditation and the hospital library: A guide for librarians"
Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 68(2):212-219, 1980.
1980: Eloise C. Foster
"Library Development and the JCAH Standards"
1979: Ursula H. Poland
"The Medical Library Association's International Fellowship Program"
1978: Sylvia Feuer
"Circuit Rider Librarian"
1977: Winifred Sewell
"Guide to Drug Information"
1976: Susan Y. Crawford, Ph.D.
"Health Sciences Libraries in the U.S.: A Five-Year Perspective"
1975: Joan Titley Adams*
In recognition of her excellent job in editing and coordinating the July 1974
issue of Library Trends
1974: John A. Timour and William P. Koughan
"Are Hospital Libraries Meeting Physicians' Information Needs?"
1973: William K. Beatty
In recognition of his long distinguished editorship of Vital Notes on Medical
1972: Alfred N. Brandon
Selected List of Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library
1971: Jane Fulcher
Medical Librarian Examination Review Book, vol. 1
1970: Thomas C. Meyer
"Communications - A Supplement to Medical Library Services"
1968: John B. Blake and Charles Roos
1679-1966: A Selected Bibliography
1967: Elizabeth Kennan
In recognition of her personal efforts, which were instrumental in the establishment
of the MLA Committee on Surveys and Statistics
1966: Genevieve Cole, June L. Huntley, Lora Frances, and Irwin H. Pizer
MLA Subcommittee on Recruitment "Medical Library Careers"
1965: Paul J. Sanazaro
"Guidelines for Medical School Librarians"
1964: Scott Adams
"Medical Library Resources and Their Development"
1963: Frank B. Rogers, M.D. and Thelma Charen
"Abbreviations for Medical Journals Titles"
1962: Seymour L. Taine
"Planning the Library for the Librarian"
For more information on the procedures for awards and honors nominations
or applications, contact Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094.