2018 EHSL Award Winners

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Heidi G
Associate Director, Administration

MLA 2018 Awards EHSL

MLA 2018, Melissa Rethlefsen, Erica Lake, Donna Baluchi, and Molly Knapp

Congratulations to all award winners this year!

Erica Lake–2018 Consumer Health Librarian of the Year

Erica LakeConsumer health librarians focus on the continuum of health information services that benefit patients, caregivers, and individuals interested in optimal health and health care for themselves and their families. Established in 2017, this award recognizes those who demonstrate excellence in consumer health information services, promote innovation and collaboration, and provide examples to follow for other consumer health librarians.

Traveling Fellowship is endowed by the Bowden-Massey Foundation and was established in 2002. One $2,000 fellowship is awarded each year to cover the expenses involved in traveling to three or more medical libraries in the United States or Canada, for the purpose of studying a specific aspect of health information management. Activities that are operational in nature or have only local usefulness will be considered. The award winner is required to submit a report to MLA on the results of the project that may be published in appropriate health information journals.

Molly Knapp–2018 Virginia L. and William K. Beatty MLA Volunteer Service Award

Molly KnappThe 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.

Donna Baluchi–2018 MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

Donna BaluchiA scholarship of up to $5,000 is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association (MLA) to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship. The scholarship is announced at the annual meeting of the association, where the recipient will also receive a one-year MLA student membership and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

Claire HamasuClaire Hamasu won the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association HLS Professional Recognition Award for Publication for Mining Data in Electronic Health Record Systems.

For review by the Publication jury the publication must meet the following criteria:

  • At least one author must be a current HLS member (Andrea Ball)
  • The focus of the article is on hospital libraries, the topic is translatable to hospital libraries, the users of hospital libraries environments (academic medical centers count), and/or services supplied by hospital libraries

Molly Knapp won the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association HLS Professional Recognition Award for Publication for Literature Surveillance Tools: The Hospital Library Perspective.

For review by the Publication jury the publication must meet the following criteria:

  • At least one author must be a current HLS member (Andrea Spencer)
  • The focus of the article is on hospital libraries, the topic is translatable to hospital libraries, the users of hospital libraries environments (academic medical centers count), and/or services supplied by hospital libraries.

Mellanye LackeyMellanye Lackey received an AAHSL Scholarship to attend the MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians. This program was developed to provide practicing health sciences librarians with an opportunity to immerse themselves in instruction and focused activities related to scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing.

 

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