We had the pleasure of honoring deserving chapter members at the MLA-Phil 62nd Annual Dinner on April 18, 2013.
AHIP First Time Applicant Award
Beatrice Davis Education Award
Prudence Dalrymple presents Bea Davis award to Gail Betz (right)
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Please nominate your worthy colleagues by March 15, 2013 to be recognized with a Chapter award:
- Bea Davis Education Award: an award of $600.00 plus registration at the Annual Dinner to an individual pursuing a career in health science librarianship.
- Randy Brenner Memorial Consumer Health Award: for an individual (or group of individuals) in recognition of outstanding contribution to consumer health information services and patient education.
- Robert Preston Lee Memorial Award: for an individual (or group of individuals) in recognition of outstanding contribution in the application of technology to the delivery of technical services in one or more of these areas: collection development, collection management, cataloging and acquisition, information services, information technology and information systems.
And while you’re at it, why not get a little something for yourself? Apply for an AHIP First-Time Applicant Award!
MLA-Phil Awards Committee:
Gary Kaplan (Chair)
Jon Orwant speaking about the Google car that drives itself.
As a recipient of MLA-Phil’s professional development award, which helped me attend the Quad meeting, I’m happy to write this brief recap of my meeting experience. This is not an official chapter response, or a chapter Chair report – it’s just my personal perspective!
Overall, I would say the themes of the meeting for me were culture and connection. (I’m tempted to add “change” too, but change is so constant, it hardly seems worth mentioning – but we do have to talk about it, all the time!)
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Are you working on research or an educational activity? The HLS/MLA Professional Development Grants award encourages continuing education opportunities allowing members to learn new skills or develop specializations and/or expanding the role of the medical librarian. The Hospital Libraries Section and MLA want to support you! The Professional Development Grants, sponsored by the Hospital Libraries Section and MLA, provide librarians working in hospital and similar clinical settings with the support needed for educational or research activities. This award was established in 1996, and up to two awards may be granted each year in the amount of $800 per award. It is preferred that applicants be a member of the Hospital Libraries Section/MLA.
The application deadline is December 1.
A link to the grant application can be found at
To apply, please email the completed and signed application to MLA headquarters firstname.lastname@example.org A signed application form must be received no later than December 1, 2012. If you are working on research or an educational activity, please consider applying.
I’m pleased to announce a new award from the Philadelphia Regional Chapter, MLA, to support first-time applicants to the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).
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