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The President's Award

The President's Award is given to an MLA member who has been selected by the association's officers and Board of Directors for a notable or important contribution made during the past association year. The contribution must have enhanced the profession of health sciences librarianship or furthered the objectives of the association.

Award Recipients

  • 2013: Nancy J. Allee, AHIP
    In recognition of her considerable efforts on the Future Directions for MLA survey, related focus groups, an Open Forum and other information gathering, data analysis and reporting.
  • 2012: Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA
    In recognition of her work in mentoring the development of an important and critical assessment of the Center for Research and Education or CORE Toolbox, and her many contributions to the profession, which include being an internationally recognized champion of evidence-based practice, a prolific CE instructor, an active mentor for the next generation, and a past president of MLA.
  • 2011: Susan S. Starr
    In recognition of her many initiatives to improve the quality, timeliness, and responsiveness of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) to MLA members by integrating new technologies into the publication of MLA’s peer-reviewed journal.
  • 2010:
    none awarded
  • 2009: Clinton (Marty) Thompson, Jr.
    In recognition of his extensive contributions in the area of library disaster planning to MLA, its members and the medical library community.
  • 2008:
    none awarded
  • 2007: Beth Wescott
    In recognition of her extensive contributions in the area of health information literacy to MLA, its members and the medical library community.
  • 2006: Renee Bougard and Janice Kelly
    In recognition of their valuable contributions to Hurricane Katrina disaster relief for the medical library community.
  • 2005: Patricia L. Thibodeau, Linda A. Watson, and Carla J. Funk
    In recognition of their contributions in the area of scholarly publishing advocacy initiatives on behalf of MLA and its members.
  • 2004: Martha Fishel and Betsy Humphreys 
    In recognition of their work in transferring MLA's scholarly publication, the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA), now known as the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) into digital format from 1911.
  • 2003: Rosalind Farnam Dudden 
    In recognition of her contributions to the MLA Benchmarking Network Task Force and Project.
  • 2002:
    none awarded
  • 2001:
    none awarded
  • 2000: Fred W. Roper, Ph.D.
    In recognition for his leadership and contributions to the professional development programs of MLA.
  • 1999: June H. Fulton
    In recognition for her work and leadership on the MLA Centennial Celebration.
  • 1998:
    See the Centennial Award
  • 1997: Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. and Kent A. Smith
    In acknowledgement of his efforts to strengthen the programs and services our members and members' institutions provide in support of healthcare, education and research, enabling our members to be leaders in the application of new technologies in the delivery of health information. and Kent A. Smith For his efforts to insure that members of Congress learn about, and appreciate the information services provided by MLA members to American health professions.
  • 1996: Christiane J. Jones
    For her work in fostering understanding within MLA, within the JCAHO and within the broader healthcare community--of the hospital librarian's role in the Joint Commission's standards for information management.
  • 1995: Lucretia W. McClure
    In acknowledgement of her commitment and leadership as MLA's copyright referent and contribution to the association and profession through her efforts to preserve the fair-use rights of libraries and educational institutions in the National Information Infrastructure.
  • 1992: Susan Crawford, Ph.D.
    For her valuable contribution to the literature, the profession, and the association through the interim editorship of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.
  • 1989: Louise Darling*, Lois Ann Colaianni, and David Bishop*
    For their contribution to the literature, the profession, and the association through the publication of the Handbook of Medical Library Practice, 4th ed., v. 3.
  • 1988: Alison Bunting
    For her contribution to the literature, the profession, and the association through the publication of The Nation's Health Information Network: History of the Regional Medical Library Program, 1965-1985.
  • 1987: Erika Love
    For her leadership as chair of the AAHSLD/MLA Joint Task Force to Develop Guidelines for Academic Health Sciences Libraries.
  • 1986: Irwin H. Pizer*
    For his leadership as chair of the International Organizing Committee for the Fifth International Congress on Medical Librarianship (Tokyo, 1985) and contributions to the Fifty-first Council and General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (Chicago, 1985).
  • 1983: Nina W. Matheson
    "Academic Information in the Academic Health Sciences Center: Roles for the Library in Information Management"
  • 1982: Scott Adams*
    "Medical Bibliography in an Age of Discontinuity"

The Centennial Award

  • 1998: C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D

* Deceased

 

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