August 1, 2016

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the SC/MLA Hospital Librarian of the Year Award!

The SC/MLA Hospital Librarian of the Year Award was established to recognize a hospital librarian who has made significant contributions to the profession including: overall distinction; leadership in hospital library administration or service; production of a definitive publication related to hospital librarianship, teaching, research, or advocacy; or the development or application of innovative technology to hospital librarianship.

  • The nominees must be a member of SC/MLA and MLA.
  • Nominees must be hospital librarians at the time of the award and must have worked in a hospital library for at least 5 years immediately preceding the award.
  • The nomination may be made for contributions to hospital librarianship as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in service, advocacy, leadership, publications, presentations, teaching, research, technology, administration, special projects, or any combination of these areas.

All nominations must be received no later than August 8th. The recipient will be notified in early Fall 2016 and the award will be presented at the annual meeting. Additionally, the recipient will receive a plaque and a cash award of $250.

Additional details and the application form can be obtained via Dropbox. For questions, please email Elizabeth Laera, Chair of the Hospital Libraries Committee, at

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