Call for Nominations: 2025 Janet Doe Lecture at the MLA Annual Meeting

Dear fellow MAC members,

The Janet Doe Lecture is one of the top honors in medical librarianship. The lecture jury is currently seeking nominees for this prestigious lecture on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship during the MLA conference in 2025. Please consider nominating yourself or a deserving colleague. 

MAC has been well represented in the past by Janet Doe lecturers, most recently by MJ Tooey (2016) and Barbara Epstein (2015).  Let’s keep the tradition going!

The criteria for eligible nominees are:

  • The nominee must be a member of MLA.
  • The nominee shall have been an active member of the profession for a sufficient number of years to have acquired a broad perspective of medical librarianship and possess the qualities to communicate their experiences and ideas articulately.
  • Nominees should be regular members of the association who have made a substantial contribution to its work through one or more of the following:
    • leadership;
    • contribution to medical librarianship as a profession;
    • development of or sustained work within a particular area within the association;
    • dedicated service to medicine and the allied health sciences;
    • contributions to research or scholarship;
    • effectiveness in administration/management;
    • contributions to technology application and library practice; and/or
    • effectiveness in teaching and training.

The nomination should include a current CV, a brief summary of the nominee’s career addressing contributions to the profession, letters of support, and additional information.

Award recipients are honored via the publication of their lecture in JMLA, an honorarium, expense reimbursement including meeting registration and travel (up to $1,700), and more.

The deadline for nominations is October 15. For full details on the award, criteria, submitting a nomination, and to view a list of past recipients and their lecture topics, please see MLANET.


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