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Professional Development: Nominate a Colleague

Nominate deserving health information professionals to honor at MLA ’15 in Austin, TX. The deadline for nominations for the following awards is November 1, 2014.

  • The Virginia L. and William K. Beatty MLA Volunteer Service Award recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding, sustained service to MLA and the health sciences library profession.
  • The Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year recognizes the achievements, contributions, and leadership of a mid-career academic health sciences librarian.
  • The Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship recognizes significant accomplishments, continuing excellence, and leadership by a hospital librarian.
  • The Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences is presented to an individual, institution, or group of individuals for accomplishments in the area of collection development.
  • The Ida and George Eliot Prize is awarded to the author of a work published in the preceding year that has been determined to be the most effective in furthering health sciences librarianship.
  • Fellows are selected for sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of health sciences librarianship and to the purposes for which MLA stands.
  • The Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level and who has furthered the goal of providing quality information for improved health.
  • The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded for the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and allied health sciences written by a health sciences librarian.
  • The T. Mark Hodges International Service Award honors outstanding individual achievement in promoting, enabling, and/or delivering improvements in the quality of health information internationally through the development of health information professionals, the improvement of libraries, or an increased use of health information services.
  • Honorary Memberships are granted to nonmembers who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of MLA’s purposes.
  • The Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award is a general award to chapters for excellence, innovation, and contributions to the field of health sciences librarianship, demonstrated through special projects that creatively respond to the challenges of the health information field.
  • The Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award honors outstanding practicing librarians or library educators in the fields of health sciences librarianship and informatics who demonstrate skills in one or more of the following areas: teaching, curriculum development, mentoring, research, or leadership in education at local, regional, or national levels.
  • MLA’s highest honor, the Marcia C. Noyes Award, is presented to an individual whose career has resulted in lasting, outstanding contributions to medical librarianship.
  • The Rittenhouse Award is presented for an outstanding paper or web-based project produced by a recent graduate (previous eighteen months) or intern in health sciences librarianship or medical informatics.
  • The Section Project of the Year Award recognizes and honors an outstanding section project that demonstrates excellence, innovation, and relevance to the profession of health sciences librarianship.
  • The Thomson Reuters/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award is presented for the outstanding application of technology to the delivery of health sciences information.
  • Nominations are also being accepted for the 2016 Janet Doe Lectureship, a lecture on either the history or philosophy of health sciences librarianship, to be delivered at MLA ’16 in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Visit MLANET for more information on MLA awards and downloadable nomination forms for most awards, or email.