MLA Marcia C. Noyes Award: Accepting nominations

17 Aug 2016 7:52 AM | Anonymous

(The following information comes courtesy of Jan Rice, member of the MLA Awards Committee.)

Marcia C. Noyes Award

We are now accepting nominations for MLA's highest professional award!  If someone you know has made outstanding and lasting contributions throughout their career to the field of medical librarianship, please take time to nominate them for the Noyes Award.  The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2016.  

See below for details: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=268

Online nomination form: http://www.mlanet.org/e/sx/tk/eid=15

Marcia C. Noyes Award

The Marcia C. Noyes Award, the association’s highest professional distinction, was established in 1947 in memory of Marcia C. Noyes (1869–1946), one of eight MLA charter members, who made numerous contributions to the advancement of the profession. The award recognizes a career that has resulted in lasting, outstanding contributions to medical librarianship. The award considers sustained and notable achievement in at least one area of activity cited in the mission of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and distinguished service and leadership in health sciences librarianship. The awardee receives an engraved sterling silver bowl at the MLA annual meeting.

Criteria

  • Nominees must be members of MLA.
  • Nominees must have demonstrated sustained and notable achievement in at least one area of activity cited in MLA's objectives:
    • fostering the art and science of health sciences library service;
    • supporting health sciences research, education, and patient care; or
    • promoting cooperation and communication among members.
  • Nominees must have demonstrated distinguished service and leadership in health sciences librarianship in at least the areas of mentoring, publishing, and service in professional associations.
  • A nominee’s contributions are also assessed for utility (serving the needs of the profession, with usefullness and relevance in practice); durability of influence on the field of health sciences librarianship; comprehensiveness of achievements as a whole; and propriety (i.e., in keeping with the ethical code of the profession and association).

Nominations

  • Nomination form, including all supporting documentation, must be completed no later than November 1.
  • Nomination must contain at least the following elements:
    • a precise description of the nominee’s achievements;
    • a current curriculum vitae;
    • any further information that may assist the Awards Committee in the evaluation of the nomination and the selection of the recipient.
  • Up to three letters of support may be included with the nomination.
  • Nomination should include descriptions of the nominee’s:
    • Sustained and notable achievement in at least one area of activity cited in the objectives of MLA:
      • fostering the art and science of health sciences library service;
      • supporting health sciences research, education, and patient care; or
      • promoting cooperation and communication among members.
    • Distinguished service and leadership in health sciences librarianship in at least the areas of mentoring, publishing, and service in professional associations.

The recipient will be notified in March before the annual meeting at which the presentation will be made. The recipient assumes all costs of attending the meeting and the ceremony at which the presentation is made. If there are no appropriate candidates, the association may elect not to make the award in a given year.

Ready to Submit a Nomination?

Choose the 2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award online nomination form.  The completed online form and all uploaded supporting documents must be received by November 1.  Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered. 

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