Deadline November 1st! Nominate a colleague who has led the way in the area of governmental relations

The Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award was established in 2008 through a contribution from Kent Smith, FMLA, to recognize 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 award is named in honor of Carla J. Funk, Executive Director (1992-2015) of the Medical Library Association, who worked diligently and passionately to provide visibility for the association and profession, and to further the association’s governmental relations agenda.

The recipient receives a certificate at the annual meeting and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting. Nominees must be current members of MLA and a MLA member at the time the governmental relations activities occurred.

More information and the nomination form can be found at Nominations are due by November 1, 11:59 p.m. (CT).

Questions may be directed to Jury Chair, Rose Turner (

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