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MLA Ida and George Eliot Prize Nominations

Dear MLA Colleagues:

Help recognize MLA’s talented writer(s)! Take a moment and nominate a colleague (or yourself!) for the Ida and George Eliot Prize.

Presented annually, the Ida and George Eliot Prize is given for a work published in the preceding calendar year that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. The recipient receives a certificate at the association’s annual meeting and a cash award of $200.00 after the annual meeting. There have been several noteworthy publications of late, so please let us help bring attention to the great work being published this year! 

A nominee’s publication will be judged according to the following:

∙         Contribution to the Profession:  Does the item further medical librarianship by presenting new or innovative ideas of great importance?  Or, does it contribute a new and beneficial report or answer to an existing situation or present a comprehensive state of the art report?

∙         Impact:  Does the item show immediate or long range potential and implications for those in the field of medical librarianship?  Does it provide philosophical contributions or practical applications applicable to a variety of medical library situations?

∙         Arrangement of Information:  Does the item include all necessary elements for expression of the idea?

∙         Expression of Content:  Is the published work well presented and easy to read? Is the style effective and consistent?

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2015.

For a helpful overview of the Eliot Award, login to the MLA site and go to “ABOUT” then, “AWARDS AND HONORS” and scroll down the list of awards to select: “IDA AND GEORGE ELIOT PRIZE” to view either:  A.  summary information and a list of past recipients or, B.  the link for Nomination Information

Complete information and nomination forms can be found at:

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Dinalo, Jury Chair, at:

Thank you very much


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