Recognize a librarian for engaging with local, state, or federal government towards improved health

Are you aware of a librarian who has engaged with the local, state, or federal government to encourage improved health?

The Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the local, state, or federal level, and who has furthered the goal of providing quality information for improved health.

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 award was established in 2008 through a contribution from Kent Smith, FMLA.

The recipient receives a certificate and a cash award of $500. Nominees must be current members of MLA, and have been a MLA member at the time the governmental relations activities occurred. Self-nominations are welcome.

More information and the nomination form can be found at fid=247. Nominations are due by November 1, 2017, 11:59PM (CT).

Questions may be directed to Jury Chair, Wendy Herman (


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