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2019 Awards and Recognitions

MLA awards and recognitions will be presented during plenary sessions on Sunday and Tuesday mornings, when all meeting attendees can honor their colleagues for their distinguished service to MLA and to health sciences librarianship.

Sunday, May 5

Welcome and Presidential Address, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

  • New Academy of Health Information Professionals members: recognized by standing
  • New MLA Fellows: recognized on stage
    • Dolores Zegar Judkins, AHIP, FMLA
    • Michele Klein-Fedyshin, AHIP, FMLA
    • Amy Gische Lyons, AHIP, FMLA
    • Priscilla L. Stephenson, AHIP, FMLA
    • Michele R. Tennant, AHIP, FMLA
  • President’s Award: recognized on stage
    • Education Steering Committee: Elizabeth Laera, AHIP; Merinda McLure, AHIP; Beth Hill, AHIP; Kristin Hitchcock, AHIP; Carrie L. Iwema, AHIP; Keith C. Mages, AHIP; Peace Ossom Williamson, AHIP; Stephanie M. Swanberg, AHIP; Stephanie Fulton, AHIP; Latrina Keith; Elizabeth G. Hinton, AHIP; Erika Sevetson; Melissa De Santis, AHIP; Donna Berryman, AHIP; and Julia Esparza, AHIP
  • Marcia C. Noyes Award: recognized on stage
    • M.J. Tooey, AHIP, FMLA

John P. McGovern Award Lecture, 10:30 a.m.–11:55 a.m.

  • John P. McGovern Award Lecture recipients (Sponsored by EBSCO Health)
    Discovering New Pathways to Information: What Today’s Users Tell Us
    • Vineet Arora
    • Margaret Danilovich
    • Allison Lale
    • Janice M. Phillips

Monday, May 6

Janet Doe Lecture, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

  • Janet Doe Lecture recipient
    • Gerald (Jerry) Perry, AHIP, FMLA

Tuesday, May 7

Business Meeting and Inaugural Address, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

  • General recognitions of volunteers: recognized by standing
  • Annual meeting grants: recognized by standing
    • Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant: Melanie Allen, AHIP
    • EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grants (Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services): Daina Dickman, Shanda Hunt, Liz Kellermeyer, and Tariq Rahaman
    • 2019 MLA Annual Meeting Travel Grants: recognized by standing: Kelsa Bartley; Megan M. Bell, AHIP; Hannah Craven;  

      Kyle Downey; Kelsey Grabeel, AHIP; Carrie Grinstead; Rachel Hinrichs, AHIP; Melissa K. Kahili-Heede; Amanpreet Kaur; June Kim; Jessica Koos, AHIP; Ayaba Logan; Kate Nyhan; Robin O’Hanlon; Hannah Lois Pollard; Ghaith Salameh; Sachie Shishido, AHIP; Kerry Springle; Aidy Weeks, AHIP; and Reina Williams

  • Professional development grants: recognized by standing
    • Naomi C. Broering Hispanic Heritage Grant: Ana M. Macias, AHIP
    • Continuing Education Grant: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
    • Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant: Barbara (Basia) Delawska-Elliott, AHIP, and Tanisha N Mills, AHIP
    • Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant: Lori Winterfeldt
  • Scholarships: recognized by standing
    • MLA Scholarship: Jordan Wrigley
    • MLA Scholarship for Minority Students: Bradrick McClam
  • Rising Stars
    • 2019–2020: recognized by standing: Kelsa Bartley; Kathryn Houk, AHIP; Jane Morgan-Daniel, AHIP; and Elaina Vitale
    • 2018–2019: recognized on stage: Alexandria Leigh Brackett, AHIP; Rachel Helbing, AHIP; Liz Kellermeyer; and Terry Kit Selfe, AHIP
  • Written works: recognized on stage:
    • Ida and George Eliot Prize: Blake W. Hawkins; Martin Morris; Tony Nguyen, AHIP; John Siegel, AHIP; and Emily Vardell
    • Erich Meyerhoff Prize: Aaron Jackson
    • Rittenhouse Award: Kearin Reid, AHIP
  • International awards: recognized on stage:
    • Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship: Deepali Kuberkar
    • Librarians without Borders®/Elsevier Foundation/Research4Life Grants (Sponsored by the Elsevier Foundation):
      • Karin Saric, Sarah Young, Erin RB Eldermire, Masimba Muziringa, and Israel Dabengwa
      • Alan Fricker
      • Ebele Nkiru Anyaoku
    • Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship: Erin RB Eldermire
  • Achievement awards: recognized on stage
    • Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award: Amy Gische Lyons, AHIP, FMLA
    • Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year: Mark MacEachern
    • Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship: Heather J. Martin, AHIP
    • Consumer Health Librarian of the Year Award: Judy Carol Stribling, AHIP
    • Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences: Susan K. Kendall, AHIP
    • Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award: Whitney A. Townsend
  • Research: recognized on stage
    • Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award: Providence St. Joseph Health System
    • Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship: Mary Grace Flaherty, AHIP
    • MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant: Rachel Koenig
  • Community awards
    • MLA Section Project of the Year Award: recognized on stage: Pharmacy and Drug Information Section
    • Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year: recognized on stage: North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries

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