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Seeking Nominations for the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution 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 the increased use of health information services? Please consider nominating them for the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award.

T. Mark Hodges (1933-2006) was a lifelong believer in the importance of international connections between librarians. The T. Mark Hodges International Service Award was established in 2007 in his memory.


Nominees do not have to be an MLA member.

Nominees usually hold a professional library or information science qualification, but this can be waived for exceptional candidates.

This is the highest award given for contributions to international health librarianship. It can recognize contributions throughout a career or a single outstanding achievement of global significance.

For more information see the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award page.


The Hodges Jury will review nominations and award points based on accomplishments in international service, impact of work, service to the profession, and visibility recognition of work, and major current undertakings.

  • The nomination, including all supporting documentation, must be completed no later than October 15.
  • The nomination must contain at least the following elements:
    • Description of the nominee’s accomplishments in international service, including the nature and quality of the nominee’s work, noting special achievements, innovation, initiative, special strengths, and demonstration of abilities;
    • Description of the nominee’s impact of work on immediate beneficiaries and the extent of its influence beyond those beneficiaries;
    • Description of the nominee’s service to the profession, to relevant professional organizations, and other evidence of his or her professional leadership role;
  • The extent of the visibility and recognition of the nominee’s achievements by colleagues, administrators, and library users; and
  • Description of the nominee’s major current undertakings that demonstrate continuing work and involvement in international health sciences librarianship.
  • Up to three letters of support may be included with the nomination.
  • The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae in support of the nomination may be included.

Ready to Submit a Nomination

  • Choose the 2024 online nomination form
  • Once saved, the nomination form remains open for changes or to upload supporting documents until October 15, 11:59 p.m., central time
  • Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact jury chair, Erin Ware, at

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