Nominate a colleague for MLA awards

From Melissa Ratajeski:

Each year, MLA gives a variety of awards to support the valuable
contributions of medical librarians to the profession of health sciences
librarianship.  From research and instruction to outstanding service and
leadership, MLA*s professional recognition program supports and encourages
the best and brightest in the field.  Please consider the following
opportunities, noting nominations are due on or before November 1, 2009.

Virginia L. and William K. Beatty MLA Volunteer Award

Do you have a colleague that is willing to give the extra measure every
day or to whom others look to as a mentor?  Consider a nominee for
sustained service to the Medical Library Association and the health
sciences by nominating them for the Virginia L. and William K. Beatty MLA
Volunteer Award. For further information see link below: or contact

Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year

The MLA Estelle Brodman Award annually recognizes a mid-career academic
medical librarian who demonstrates significant achievement, the potential
for leadership, and continuing excellence.  Recipients receive a
certificate and a cash award of $500.  Deadline for applications is
November 1.  Complete information and nomination forms can be found at

Click to access brod_nom_2009_0707.pdf

For questions related to the award please contact Brodman Jury member
Terri Ottosen,

Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital

We ALL know or work with someone that is a dynamic and exceptional
hospital librarian.  Someone who is a visionary that deserves to be
recognized for his or her outstanding service in hospital librarianship.
Now is the time to nominate them.  Self nominations are welcome!  Deadline
for applications is November 1. Visit for further information or
to download an application.  Please email Deb Miller, Jury Chair at for additional questions.

Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development
Nominate a worthy colleague for the 2010 Louise Darling Medal for
Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development. Nominations are due
to MLA November 1, 2009, for the Darling Award.  Deadline for applications
is November 1. Visit to
learn more about this award and locate nomination forms.  Please email
Anna Beth Morgan, Jury Chair, at with additional questions.

Janet Doe Lecture

Don’t know much about history? Don’t know much philosophy? But do you know
someone who does? Nominate a colleague who can offer a unique perspective
on the history and philosophy of medical librarianship through an
informative yet entertaining presentation as the Janet Doe lecturer at
MLA. The Janet Doe lecturer will be honored with a certificate, a $250
honorarium, travel expenses for the meeting, and publication of the
lecture in JMLA. Further information and a nomination form are available
at Nominations are due to
MLA Headquarters by November 1, 2009 to be considered. For questions,
please contact the jury chair, Kathel Dunn at

Ida and George Eliot Prize

Nominations for the Ida and George Eliot Prize Award are due on November
1, 2009 to MLA.  This award is presented annually for a work published in
the preceding calendar year, which has been judged most effective in
furthering medical librarianship.   The recipient receives a cash reward
of $200 and a certificate at the annual meeting.  Visit for details and a
nomination application form.  Please email Elizabeth Irish, Jury Chair at if you have  additional questions.

Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award

The Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award recognizes a medical
librarian who has furthered the goal of providing quality information for
improved health by demonstrating outstanding leadership in the area of
governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level,.   Please
nominate a colleague who has made contributions to information policy,
increased awareness of legislative agendas, testified before governmental
bodies, met with policymakers or enhanced the Association*s governmental
relations network.  Nominees must have been members of MLA at the time of
these activities.  Visit for
details and the nomination application form.  The deadline for nominations
is November 1, 2009.   Please email questions to Pat Thibodeau, Jury
Chair, at

Murray Gottlieb Prize

Established in 1956 to recognize and stimulate the health sciences
librarians’ interest in the history of medicine, the Murray Gottlieb prize
is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on the history of
medicine and allied sciences written by a health sciences librarian. For
submission information, please see: Previous
awardees are listed here: Please contact jury
chair Lee Vucovich with any questions.

T. Mark Hodges International Service Award

The T. Mark Hodges International Service Award was established by the
Medical Library Association in 2007 to honor 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.  MLA is now accepting
applications for the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award. The
awardee receives a certificate at the MLA Annual Meeting and a $500 cash
award. For more information please see:  Please contact Vislava
Tylman, Jury Chair, at .

Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award

Does your Chapter have a project that should be recognized? If so, please
apply for the Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award. The $500 award
is given to a Chapter project that demonstrates advocacy, service, or
innovation that contributes to the advancement of health sciences
librarianship. Visit for an
application. Please direct questions to Janet Cowen, jury chair, at

Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award and Nomination Information

The Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award was established in
1998 to honor an outstanding practicing librarian or library educator in
the field of health sciences librarianship and informatics who
demonstrates skills in one or more of the following areas: teaching,
curriculum development, mentoring, research, or leadership in education at
local, regional, or national levels. The recipient receives a certificate
at the annual meeting and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting.
For award instructions and nomination criteria, please see the award
application located at For questions,
please contact Mandy Meloy at *All nominations must be
received by November 1. *

MLA Fellows and Honorary Members

For more than 50 years, the Medical Library Association has recognized
those who have made sustained, outstanding contributions to medical
librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA as MLA
Fellows.  Nominees must have been regular members of MLA for at least
fifteen years prior to nomination and have at least ten years of
professional experience in health information science.  Information and
application forms for Fellows nominations are available at and must be
submitted by November 1, 2009. Please email questions to Kathy Moeller,
jury chair, at

Rittenhouse Award

Attention library school students. The Rittenhouse award will help you
achieve recognition in the library profession. The award was established
42 years ago and Rittenhouse Book Distributors of Philadelphia continues
the tradition. Any student in an ALA-accredited library school or an
intern may submit an unpublished paper or web-based project in health
sciences librarianship or medical informatics. What is at stake? Free
conference registration to the Medical Library Association’s 2010 meeting
in Washington D.C., a cash award of $500.00 and a certificate. Information
and an application form may be found at Contact Christina
Wissinger, jury chair, at for additional information or if
you have questions.

Thomson Reuters/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Thomson Reuters/Frank Bradway
Rogers Information Advancement Award, in recognition of outstanding
contributions in applying technology to the delivery of health sciences
information. The recipient will receive a cash award of $500 and
recognition at the 2010 Annual MLA Meeting. All nominations are due
November 1, 2009. Visit for more details
and the nomination form. Contact Maribeth Slebodnik, Jury Chair
(765.494.2917) or with questions.

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