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Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Innovation Award: Nominate Colleagues, Libraries, Groups or Organizations Now

The Midwest Chapter/MLA Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award recognizes individuals, groups, libraries, or organizations for their creative approaches to the delivery and management of health information. The winner receives a certificate of recognition and $500. Libraries, groups or organizations that are nominated do NOT need to be Midwest MLA chapter members.

Help the Midwest Chapter recognize our colleagues for excellence in innovative practices, workflows, projects, initiatives, applications, or methodologies that have contributed meaningfully to the delivery and management of health information! Examples from past nominations include, but are not limited to:

  • Technological solutions and/or new technological applications
  • Software development or new applications for existing software
  • New or improved teaching methods
  • Organizational innovations
  • New marketing strategies
  • New consumer or patient health outreach
  • New roles for libraries and information centers
  • New jobs or skills combined with traditional roles
  • Publications, research, projects, initiatives, etc.

NOMINATION CRITERIA:

  • Nominees can be an individual, a group of individuals, a library, an institution, or an organization.
  • An individual nominee must be member of the Midwest Chapter.
  • Libraries, institutions, organizational or group nominees must be located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin
  • Nomination materials and details are located at:
    http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2012/InnovAwardInfo2012.pdf

NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS DUE:

September 9, 2012
Liz Fine, Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair, Midwest MLA University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library
314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-Mail: evfine@umn.edu
Phone: 612.624.6492
Fax: 612.626.5260
WINNER ANNOUNCED:

The Award is announced and presented at the Chapter’s Annual Business Meeting, scheduled this year for Monday, October 9 (noon – 2:00 pm) at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN (need not be present to win)

FOR FULL DETAILS AND MATERIALS:

http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2012/InnovAwardInfo2012.pdf

Or contact:
Liz Fine, Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library
314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-Mail: evfine@umn.edu
Phone: 612.624.6492
Fax: 612.626.5260

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