The Virginia L. and William K. Beatty MLA Volunteer Service Award

This is being shared widely, please forgive all the cross-posting. It’s award nomination season!!

MLA is seeking nominations for the Virginia L. and William K. Beatty MLA Volunteer Service Award

The award was established in 2007 to recognize a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding, sustained service to the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the health sciences library profession. The award is named in honor of Virginia L. and William K. Beatty and recognizes their significant contributions to MLA and the profession as longtime volunteers to the association.

The nominee:

  • must be a current member of MLA and for each of the last ten years immediately preceding the nomination.*
  • must have made exceptional contributions to furthering the mission, goals, and objectives of MLA and the profession, demonstrated by outstanding and significant service in the association’s leadership, publications, research, special projects, or combination of these four elements.
  • must not have served on the MLA Board of Directors or received a national MLA award prior to the time of nomination.

Applications, including a precise description of the nominee’s achievements and a current curriculum vitae or resume, must be submitted no later than October 15, 2022.

For more information, view the award page at

 Submit applications at

 Please email Erin Ware at with any questions.

*Membership dates may be confidentially confirmed by MLA Member Services.


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