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MLA | SLA '23 Annual Conference Research Awards

Congratulations to the award-winning research papers and posters from MLA | SLA ’23 Annual Conference held in Detroit, Michigan! The MLA Research Caucus is pleased to announce the winners for best research papers and posters presented at the MLA | SLA '23. Thank you to all the judges who volunteered their expertise to help select these deserving awardees both in the prejudging phase and during the conference. To learn more about the awards and selection process, visit the Research Caucus website.

MLA | SLA '23 Annual Meeting Contributed Paper Awards

1st Place – Osteopathic Medical Student Attitudes Towards Research: Consumers or Creators?
Authors: Molly Montgomery, Director of Library Services, ICOM Library; Austin Cuttone, Medical Student; Marisa Helm, Medical Student; Mindy Hoang, Medical Student; Nahleh Koochack, Medical Student; Morton Joshua, Medical Student; and Nicholas Rincon, Medical Student. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.

2nd Place – “You Need to See It”: Attitudes and Preferences of Health Sciences Librarians Regarding Assessment of Evidence-Based Medicine via an Objective Structured Clinical Examination

Authors: Caitlin Plovnick, Lead, Education & Curriculum Integration; and Joey Nicholson, Chair and Director. NYU Health Sciences Library, NYU Langone Health.

2nd Place – A Scoping Review on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives for Health and Medical Library Workers.
Authors: Jane Morgan-Daniel, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian, University of Florida Health Sciences Center. Amy Taylor, Medical Librarian, Houston Methodist Education Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. Xan Goodman, Health Sciences Librarian, UNLV University Libraries. Chloe Hough, Reference Librarian, Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library, Nova Southeastern University.

MLA | SLA '23 Annual Meeting Contributed Poster Awards

1st Place – Classifying Data Management Plan Guidance Using DMPTool.
Authors: Lucy Carr Jones, Research Data & Scholarly Communications Librarian, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia. Lauren Phegley, Research Data Engineer, Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania.

2nd Place – Open but Hidden: Open Access Gaps in National Science Foundation Funded Publications as Posted Online in the NSF Public Access Repository.
Authors: Kimberly R. Powell, Research Impact Informationist, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and Jenny Townes, Open Access Librarian, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University. Fred Rascoe, Georgia Tech Library, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Honorable Mention – Existence of a Library and Degreed Librarian at ANCC Magnet Recognized Hospitals.
Author: Louisa Verma, Information Professional, Portland Cement Association.

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