Honors Awarded the Chapter and Members

Chapter Project of the Year Awards

Southern Chapter will once again receive the Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the year award, this time for our Martha Childs Watkins Scholarship.

Established in 1996, this general award sponsored by Majors Scientific Books, recognizes excellence, innovation and contribution to the profession of health sciences librarianship. These attributes must be shown through special projects beyond the normal operational programming of the chapter. The 2001 award will be the THIRD time the SC/MLA has received this award.

The Southern Chapter won the first Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award in 1996 for our part in raising $100,000, the goal set by the MLA Board of Directors Ad Hoc Committee to Establish the Cunningham Endowment in 1987. After just one year, the chapter won the award again in 1998. This time the Journal Usage Study project earned the honor. Conducted in 3 phases, in all about 50 libraries participated. Results were shared at Annual MLA meetings in 1995 and 1996 and a report was published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Assocation in July of 1998.

The Martha Childs Watkins Scholarship was established in 1996 to honor Martha, who was not only past president of SC/MLA, but also a founding member of the Southern Conference of Hospital Librarians (SCHL), and a friend and mentor to a generation of hospital and other health sciences librarians in the South. The Scholarship provides fast business funding to current Southern Chapter members who work in a hospital library and who want to take a course or workshop at the Southern Chapter annual meeting. Through sales of quilted ornaments and raffled needlework at the annual meeting, we raised enough money to endow the scholarship in 1999. Taken from an article in Southern Expressions, Volume 17, Number 2, Spring 2001

We are very honored to have been presented with the Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year award three times in its short history.

--Lynette Ralph, 2000 - 2001 Honors & Awards Committee Chair

 

Past SC/MLA Awards Winners

Academic Librarian of the Year
2015 -- Sandra Franklin
2014 -- Brenda Faye Green
2013 -- Ruth A. Riley
2012 – no award
2011 – no award
2010 – Rebecca N. Jerome
2009 – no award
2008 – Laura Cousineau
2007 – Nancy McKeehan
2006 – Jan LaBeause
2005 – Jie Li
2004 – Ada Seltzer
2003 – Rick Wallace
2002 – Elizabeth Connor
2001 – Judy Burnham
2000 – no award
1999 – T. Scott Plutchak

First Time Meeting Attendee Award
2015 -- Kelsey Leonard
2014 -- Christy Kent
2013 -- Jill Barr-Walker
2012 – Elena Azadbakht
2011 – Susan M. DeBruin
2011 – Erin Thrift
2010 – Rebecca Harrington
2009 – Alisha Miles
2008 – Teresa Pacheco
2007 – Trey Lemley
2006 – Mandy Bayer
2005 – Glendine Smith
2004 – Lauren M. Young
2003 – Michael Lindsay
2002 – Mary Gabriella Cassanova
2001 – Christopher Colthorpe

Honorary Membership - Southern Chapter
2015 -- Dr. Cheryl Dee (MLA Fellow)
2015 -- Sarah Brown*
2015 -- Sharon Cann*
2015 -- Lynne Yeomans Craver*
2015 -- Sue Felber*
2015 -- Jess Martin*
2014 -- Suresh Ponnappa
2014 -- Jane Bridges
2014 -- Jundy Burnham (MLA Fellow)
2014 -- Carolyn Lipscomb (MLA Fellow)
2014 -- Marsha Davidoff
2013 -- Danny O'Neal
2013 -- T. Scott Plutchak
2013 -- Marilee Creelan*
2012 – Diane Rourke
2012 – Jan LaBeause
2012 – Janet Schneider
2011 – Suzetta Burrows
2011 – Lynn M. Fortney, FMLA
2010 – Mary Fielder
2009 – Jean Shipman
2009 – M. J. Tooey
2008 – Linda Garr Markwell
2007 – Linda Flavin
2007 – Lyn Dennison
2007 – Pam Neumann
2007 – Eloise Foster
2007 – Nunzia Giuse
2007 – Lucretia McClure
2007 – Jocelyn Rankin *
2007 – Fred Roper
2007 – Pat Thibodeau
2006 – Nancy Clemmons
2006 – Marilee Creelan
2005 – Janet S. Fisher
2005 – Sarah H. Gable
2005 – Anna-Liisa Rosner
2004 – Ken Robichaux
2004 – Susan Selig *
2004 – Tom Basler
2004 – Henry Lemkau
2004 – Faith Meakin
2002 – Sharon Lee Cann*
2002 – Fay E. Evatt *
2002 – Dixie Fulton Williamson
2000 – Carol Burns
2000 – Ada Seltzer
1999 – Anne K. Robichaux
1995 – T. Mark Hodges *
1993 – Ted Srygley
1993 – Martha Watkins *
1991 – Jess Martin*
1988 – Marsha Davidoff
1988 – Irene Graham
1984 – Erdeal Moore *
1984 – Flora Wellington *
1984 – Martha Zachert

Hospital Librarian of the Year
2013 -- Jan Haley
2012 - Geneva Staggs
2011 – Fay J. Towell
2010 – Brenda Curry-Wimberly
2009 – Marilyn Teolis
2008 – Elsa M. Lopez
2007 – Karen Roth
2006 – Thomas Hill
2005 – Mary Virginia Taylor
2004 – Addajane L. Wallace
2003 – Tracy Powell
2002 – Jan Orick
2001 – Sue Felber
2000 – Fay E. Evatt *
1999 – Dixie Williamson
1998 – Nedra Cook
1997 – Mary Fran Prottsman
1995 – Marilyn Barry

Jocelyn Rankin Memorial Scholarship
2015 -- Skye Bickett
2014 -- no award
2013- Elizabeth Laera

Library & Information Science (LIS) Student Award
2015 --Robert Partee II
2015 --Alexandria Quesenberry
2014 -- Jessica Whipple
2013 -- Joshua Brunk

Martha Watkins Scholarship
2015 -- Pamela Williams
2014 -- no award
2013 -- no award
2012 – no award
2011 – Nedra J. Cook
2010 – Skye Bickett
2010 – Brenda Curry-Wimberly
2009 – Geneva Bush Staggs
2008 – Janet Bishoff
2008 – Tara Douglas-Williams
2007 – no award
2006 – no award
2005 – Jan Haley
2004 – no award
2003 – Susan Ebbinghouse
2003 – Thomas Hill
2000 – Melissa McKie
2000 – Jan Burns
2000 – Arlene Desselles
1999 – Mary Ann Camp
1999 – Tara Douglas-Williams

T. Mark Hodges Service Award
2015 -- no award
2014 -- Judy Burnham
2013 -- no award
2012 – no award
2011 – Jan H. LaBeause, AHIP
2010 – Brenda Faye Green
2009 – no award
2008 – Linda Garr Markwell
2007 – Nancy Clemmons

Special Award 2003
Linda Flavin
 

Frank Bradway Rogers Award
Dr. Joycelyn Rankin and Jean Williams Sayre for outstanding contribution in applied technology for the delivery of health sciences information.

Continuing Education Award
Judy Burnham

Best Research Paper 1996
Carol Burns

MLA Awards

MLA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN - 2011

  • MLA Fellows
    Lynn M. Fortney, FMLA

MLA Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii 2009

  • EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grants
    Trey Lemley
  • MLA Fellows
    Jean Pugh Shipman
    M.J. Tooey

MLA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL – 2008

  • Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship
    Jan Orick
  • Janet Doe Lectureship
    Thomas G. Basler
  • MLA Fellows
    Linda Garr Markwell

MLA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA – 2007

  • Estelle Brodman Award of Academic Medical Librarian of the Year
    Jan LaBeause
  • Janet Doe Lectureship
    Henry L Lemkau
  • Murray Gottlieb Prize
    Elizabeth Connor
  • T. Mark Hodges International Service Award
    T. Mark Hodges (posthumously)
  • President's Award
    Beth Wescott
  • MLA Fellows
    Nancy Clemmons
    Patricia Thibodeau

 

MLA Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ – 2006

  • Ida and George Eliot Prize
    Jean Shipman
  • President's Award
    Janice Kelly
  • MLA Fellows
    Janet Fisher
    Nunzia Bettinosoli

 

MLA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX – 2005

  • Estelle Brodman Award of Academic Medical Librarian of the Year
    Michele Tennant
  • Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship
    Mary Fran Prottsman
  • Janet Doe Lectureship
    Fred W Roper
  • Ida and George Eliot Prize
    Pamela Sherwill-Navarro
  • President's Award
    Patricia L Thibodeau

 

MLA Annual Conference, Washington , DC – 2004

  • Janet Doe Lectureship for 2005
    Fred W. Roper
  • Marcia C. Noyes Award
    Nancy M. Lorenzi, Ph.D.

 

MLA Annual Conference, Dallas , TX – 2002

  • Estelle Brodman Award of Academic Medical Librarian of the Year
    Judy F. Burnham

 

MLA Annual Conference, Orlando , FL – 2001

  • Estelle Brodman Award of Academic Medical Librarian of the Year
    T. Scott Plutchak
  • Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year
    Southern Chapter

 

MLA Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. – 2000

  • Ida and George Eliot Prize
    Carol Burns, Cheryl Rae Dee and Joycelyn Rankin for paper, "Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Hospital Library Services: Southern Chapter/ MLA Journal Usage Study – 2000.
  • Presidents Award
    Fred W. Roper – 2000 (In recognition for his leadership and contributions to the projesional development programs of MLA.)

 

MLA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL 1999

  • Ida and George Eliot Prize
    Judith Burnham et al. "Mapping the literature of Allied Health." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1997 July: 85(3):269-302).
  • Marcia C. Noyes Award
    T. Mark Hodges – 1999

 

MLA Annual Conference, Philadelphia , PA – 1998

  • Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year
    Southern Chapter
  • Marcia C. Noyes Award
    Fred W. Roper, Ph.D.

 

MLA Annual Conference, Seattle, WA – 1997

  • Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship
    Cheryl R. Dee, Ph.D.
  • Janet Doe Lectureship
    T. Mark Hodges (“Musings on Our Meetings: MLA Conventions, ‘Ninety-Eight to Date”)

 

MLA Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO – 1996

  • Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year
    Southern Chapter
  • President's Award
    Christiane J. Jones (For her work in fostering understanding within MLA, within the JCAHO and within the broader healthcare community—of the hospital librarian's role in the Joint Commission's standards for information management.)

 

MLA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. – 1992

  • Ida and George Eliot Prize
    Frances Lynch and Mary Charles Lasater for paper "Government Documents and the Online Catalog." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1990.
  • Thomson Scientific/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award
    Jocelyn A. Rankin, Ph.D. and Jean Williams Sayre (for outstanding contribution in applied technology for the delivery of health sciences information)

 

MLA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA – 1991

  • Research, Development and Demonstration Grant
    Bobbie Carlson
    Bob Poyer
  • Murray Gottlieb Prize
    Mary McCarl

 

* denotes deceased

 

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