MLA Awards and Honors
The President's Award
The President's Award is given to an MLA member who has been selected
by the association's officers and Board of Directors for a notable or
important contribution made during the past association year. The contribution
must have enhanced the profession of health sciences librarianship or
furthered the objectives of the association.
Nancy J. Allee, AHIP
In recognition of her considerable efforts on the Future Directions for MLA survey, related focus groups, an Open Forum and other information gathering, data analysis and reporting.
- 2012: Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA
In recognition of her work in mentoring the development of an important and critical assessment of the Center for Research and Education or CORE Toolbox, and her many contributions to the profession, which include being an internationally recognized champion of evidence-based practice, a prolific CE instructor, an active mentor for the next generation, and a past president of MLA.
- 2011: Susan S. Starr
In recognition of her many initiatives to improve the quality, timeliness, and responsiveness of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) to MLA members by integrating new technologies into the publication of MLA’s peer-reviewed journal.
2009: Clinton (Marty) Thompson, Jr.
In recognition of his extensive contributions in the area of library disaster
planning to MLA, its members and the medical library community.
2007: Beth Wescott
In recognition of her extensive contributions in the area of health information
literacy to MLA, its members and the medical library community.
2006: Renee Bougard and Janice Kelly
In recognition of their valuable contributions to Hurricane Katrina disaster
relief for the medical library community.
2005: Patricia L. Thibodeau, Linda A. Watson, and Carla J. Funk
In recognition of their contributions in the area of scholarly publishing
advocacy initiatives on behalf of MLA and its members.
2004: Martha Fishel and Betsy Humphreys
In recognition of their work in transferring MLA's scholarly publication,
the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA), now known as the Journal
of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) into digital format from 1911.
2003: Rosalind Farnam Dudden
In recognition of her contributions to the MLA Benchmarking Network Task Force
2000: Fred W. Roper, Ph.D.
In recognition for his leadership and contributions to the professional development
programs of MLA.
1999: June H. Fulton
In recognition for her work and leadership on the MLA Centennial Celebration.
See the Centennial Award
1997: Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. and Kent A. Smith
In acknowledgement of his efforts to strengthen the programs and services
our members and members' institutions provide in support of healthcare, education
and research, enabling our members to be leaders in the application of new
technologies in the delivery of health information. and Kent A. Smith For
his efforts to insure that members of Congress learn about, and appreciate
the information services provided by MLA members to American health professions.
1996: Christiane J. Jones
For her work in fostering understanding within MLA, within the JCAHO and within
the broader healthcare community--of the hospital librarian's role in the
Joint Commission's standards for information management.
1995: Lucretia W. McClure
In acknowledgement of her commitment and leadership as MLA's copyright referent
and contribution to the association and profession through her efforts to
preserve the fair-use rights of libraries and educational institutions in
the National Information Infrastructure.
1992: Susan Crawford, Ph.D.
For her valuable contribution to the literature, the profession, and the association
through the interim editorship of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.
1989: Louise Darling*, Lois Ann Colaianni, and David
For their contribution to the literature, the profession, and the association
through the publication of the Handbook of Medical Library Practice, 4th ed.,
1988: Alison Bunting
For her contribution to the literature, the profession, and the association
through the publication of The Nation's Health Information Network: History
of the Regional Medical Library Program, 1965-1985.
1987: Erika Love
For her leadership as chair of the AAHSLD/MLA Joint Task Force to Develop
Guidelines for Academic Health Sciences Libraries.
1986: Irwin H. Pizer*
For his leadership as chair of the International Organizing Committee for
the Fifth International Congress on Medical Librarianship (Tokyo, 1985) and
contributions to the Fifty-first Council and General Conference of the International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (Chicago, 1985).
1983: Nina W. Matheson
"Academic Information in the Academic Health Sciences Center: Roles for
the Library in Information Management"
1982: Scott Adams*
"Medical Bibliography in an Age of Discontinuity"
The Centennial Award
1998: C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D
For more information on the procedures for awards and honors nominations
or applications, contact Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094.