Nominate a colleague for MLA's Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year!

19 Sep 2014 9:31 AM | Anonymous

(This information comes courtesy of Lisa Traditi (Quint Chapter Meeting Co-Chair) and Nell Aronoff (University of Buffalo).)

Help recognize a deserving colleague by nominating them for the Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year.

The Estelle Brodman Award annually recognizes an academic medical librarian at mid-career level who demonstrates significant achievement, the potential for leadership, and continuing excellence. Recipients receive a certificate at the MLA annual meeting and a cash award of $500 after the meeting.

Criteria for the award are as follows:

  • The nominee must be a member of MLA.
  • The nominee must be in "mid-career" at the time of the award, defined as someone working at least 5 and not more than 15 years in an academic health sciences library; the nominee may not be a library director.
  • The nominee must have worked in an academic health sciences library for each of the last five years immediately preceding the nomination, and must be an academic health sciences librarian at the time of the award.
  • The nomination may be made for outstanding national or international contributions to academic health sciences librarianship as demonstrated by excellence in performance (leadership), publications, research, service, or a combination of these four elements.
  • The nominee must show potential for leadership and continuing excellence at mid-career in the area of academic health sciences librarianship.

The deadline for award nomination submissions is November 1, 2014.

Complete information and nomination forms can be found at  Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.

Please contact Carol Vreeland at for additional information or if you have any questions.

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