MLA Awards and Honors
John P. McGovern Award Lectureship
The John P. McGovern Award Lectureship was established in 1983 in honor
of John P. McGovern, M.D., noted physician, educator, author, and medical
historian. The lectures are to be significant national or international
figures who may speak on a topic of importance to health sciences librarianship
at the association's annual meeting.
- 2013: Richard Besser
" Life on Two Sides of the Camera: The Role of Media in Shaping Health"
- 2012: Steven Johnson
- 2011: Clay Shirky
"Technology/Media: The Future, Innovation, Business Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Ethics, and Culture"
- 2010: Daniel H. Pink
"A Whole New Mind"
2009: Adam Bosworth
"Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century"
2008: Andrew Zolli
2007: Arthur Caplan
"Peer Review in Science and Medicine: Does it or Can it Work?"
2006: Atul Gawande, M.D.
2005: John J. Nance
"New Ways of Looking at the Many Challenges of Working Together"
2004: Harm J. de Blij.
"Geographic Illiteracy and National Security"
2003: Lawrence Lessig, J.D.
"Protecting a Creative Commons for Knowledge"
2002: Seaborn Beck Weathers, M.D.
"Surviving Everest: Against All Odds"
2001: Dixie B. Baker, Ph.D.
"Patient Empowerment versus Patient Endangerment: The Delicate Balance
Between Privacy and Access"
2000: Tom Ferguson, M.D.
"Digital Doctoring: Health Online and the Empowered Medical Consumer"
1999: Daniel Burrus
"Future View: Toast of the Town or Just Plain Toast?"
1998: Laurie Garrett and Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D.
"Perspectives on Medicine and Microbes"
1997: Kenneth I. Shine, M.D.
"The Wealth of Nations: Knowledge as a National Resource"
1996: Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D., and Jeffrey R. Galvin, M.D.
"The Virtual Hospital: The Library, the Computer, and the Apprentice"
1995: Jennifer James, Ph.D.
"The Human Face of Technological Change"
1994: June E. Osborn, M.D.
"AIDS, Education, and Public Policy"
1993: Patricia Aburdene
1992: Warren Bennis, Ph.D.
"Leadership-Choose to Make a Difference"
1991: George D. Lundberg II, M.D., and Stephen P. Lock, M.D.
"The Future of Biomedical Information"
1990: Nicholas Negroponte
"Inventing the Future"
1988: Robert Wedgeworth
"Access to Intellectual Property: The Foundation of Biomedical Communication
Systems for the 21st Century"
1987: Fred Friendly
"Hard Choices: Health Decisions, Health Policies, and the Public"
1986: Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.
"Computers and the Human Spirit"
1985: Arnold S. Relman, M.D.
"New Technology and Old Values: The Ethics of Medical Publishing"
1984: Frank Bradway Rogers, M.D.
"Down on the Farm"
1983: Lois DeBakey, Ph.D.
"Such Labour'd Nothings, in So Strange a Style"
For more information on the procedures for awards and honors nominations
or applications, contact Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094.