Read any great articles lately?

How do medical librarians make a difference? What are the standards for our profession…and where can we do better? Who has shown us the data that will help shape our future?

The Ida and George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. Please consider nominating a publication, to honor high-impact medical librarian scholarship from 2017 that has asked (and answered) worthwhile questions about our profession and the communities we serve.

The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2017.

Submitters are asked to provide a citation and any other pertinent information regarding the availability, content, and impact of the work. A complete description of requirements and an online nomination form can be found at:

Below are the last three publications honored by the Eliot Prize. Please take this opportunity voice your professional values by nominating this year’s recipient!

2016: “Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles “

2015: “Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systemic review”

2014: “The value of library and information services in patient care: results of a multisite study”

If you have questions, please contact Mary Shultz, Jury Chair, at

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