|1959||Frances F. Freleaux|
|1962||Robert F. Lewis|
|1963||Frances Ishii Lyon|
|1965||Edwin N. Hughes|
|1966||Denise P. Kafrouni|
|1969-1970||Lois Ann Colaianni|
|1970-1971||E. Lee Johnston|
|1971-1972||Najwa L. Hanel|
|1972-1973||Phyllis S. Mirsky|
|1974-1975||Erika M. Hansen|
|1978-1979||Marilyn W. Schwartz|
|1983-1984||Jacqueline D. Doyle|
|1987-1988||Betsy Rodie King|
|2012-2013||Mary E. White|
|2013-2014||Mary E. White|
MLGSCA recognizes the need for research that focuses on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Of particular interest to MLGSCA are research projects that are practical in nature so that results can easily be put to use in other libraries. In addition to original research proposals, demonstration or replicated research proposals are considered acceptable. Group proposals are also encouraged. $1000 has been set aside for the awards program for the July-June fiscal year with $500 being the maximum amount per award.
In addition to the requirements listed below, all successful recipients of an award must share with the membership both a project proposal summary prior to research implementation as well as the results of the research project.
A brief summary of the project proposal is be written by the award recipient and featured in the “Spotlight on Research” section of the MLGSCA website and/or as an article for the MLGSCA blog within 30 days after award notification. Research project results are to be shared with the membership and may take the form of an MLGSCA blog article, a presentation at an MLGSCA program or joint meeting, or a poster session at an MLGSCA program or joint meeting.
Awards may be used for purposes such as the following:
- Promotional materials to advertise research project
- Consulting services (with approval)
- Poster creation
- Research participation incentives (with approval)
Salary, benefits, tuition/course fees and travel are not supported under this awards program.
Application deadline is Monday, April 6, 2020.
All applicants must hold current membership in MLGSCA. Student members of MLGSCA will be required to identify a practicing medical librarian or a library school faculty member as a sponsor for their research project. Sponsors do not have to be members of MLGSCA. In exceptional cases, consideration may be given to outstanding research proposals submitted by individuals who do not meet these eligibility requirements.
- All applicants must submit a completed research proposal to the Chair of the MLGSCA Research Committee by the due date. Late proposals will not be accepted.
- A current curriculum vita must be included with the application.
- If the proposal is a group project, a principal investigator must be identified in the application. The person identified is responsible for the research project and reporting.
- If a student member of MLGSCA, a sponsor must be identified in the application (see eligibility section).
- Consulting services and Research Participant incentives must be pre-approved by MLGSCA Research Chairperson or committee designee.
- Approved applicant(s) must submit an itemized final budget.
- If the research results are published, recognition of Chapter support must be given.
- Research results must be shared with the membership within ninety days of completion of the project. The Committee may request status updates on projects that are “in process”.
Grant proposals should be brief, but complete. The following must be included:
Part 1: Project design
- title of the project
- name(s) of participants in the project including identification of principal investigator. Students should list their sponsor in this section.
- rationale and assessment of needs including an explanation of the value of the research. This may include a summary of recent literature. (suggested length 1-2 pages).
- methodology - describe the general strategies to be employed in implementing this project. If this is a group project, it is important to identify the roles individuals will have in the project. If replicating another research project, indicate which project and if there is any variation in your proposal. Analyze the specific tasks necessary for carrying out this project and prepare a timetable for the completion of the project (suggested length: 2-3 pages).
- budget - provide a detailed budget for all expenses related to the research proposal. Indicate which expenses for which you are seeking to cover with the MLGSCA grant. The grant reimburses expenses, and funds must be used by the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2020).
- sharing with members - indicate plans for sharing results of the research project with members of MLGSCA
Part 2: Curriculum vita
CV must include:
- applicant's name
- current working title
- institution name and address
- telephone and fax number (if available)
- recent (5-10 years) work experience
Each research proposal will be reviewed by members of MLGSCA Research Committee and a review ballot will be completed by committee members. Official notification will be sent to recipients and non-recipients after the Advisory Board meets and reviews the final list submitted by the Research Committee. Normally, this would be 15-30 days after the due date of the grant application. Depending on the quality of the applications, the Research Committee may recommend that no grants be presented in a given year.
Application deadline is Monday, April 6, 2020.
MLGSSCA anticipates being able to offer an additional grant opportunity later in 2020.
For more information contact the chair of the Research Committee.
Submission Information and Application
The Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) continually and vigorously supports the recruitment of outstanding candidates to the profession of health sciences librarianship. One mechanism employed by MLGSCA is through the provision of student scholarships. One scholarship of $1500 is awarded annually to an excellent library/information science student who has shown evidence of interest in pursuing the health sciences specialization in librarianship.
The scholarship is intended to provide support during a student's course of study. The scholarship funds can be used as desired by the recipient.
Student scholarship applicants must meet all criteria to be considered. A student must:
- Be a member of MLGSCA, either as a regular paying member or via a free student membership, having met the criteria for a free student membership. A free student membership application may accompany the scholarship application, and
- Be enrolled in and actively attending an ALA-accredited master’s degree program such as MLS, MIS, MLIS, and
- Be a citizen of or have permanent residence in the United States or Canada, and
- Complete and meet all requirements of the online scholarship application.
Past recipients of the MLGSCA Student Scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship.
The following materials are required for application and must be received by December 15.
- one copy of the completed application form
- a minimum of two letters of reference and no more than three
- a transcript (unofficial copy is satisfactory) from each college or university attended
- a statement of career objectives
Scholarship payment will be made at the time of the award. The recipient will be notified in April. If there are no appropriate candidates, the association may elect not to award the scholarship in a given year.
Preferred: Please email as an attachment to: Laura.email@example.com
Print one copy of the completed application and related documents and mail to:
Laura Stubblefield, Chair MLGSCA Awards Committee
Sharp Memorial Hospital Medical Library
7901 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123
Recipients of the Student Scholarship Award
1. Maureen Miller--SJSU
2. Sarah Hoyle--UA
3. Andrea Lynch--UCLA
1. Catherine Outten--UCLA
2. Debra Schneider--UA
3. Marissa Lighthiser--SJSU
1. Danielle Carlock--UA
2. Michelle Gordan--UCLA
3. Paula Romeyn--SJSU
1. Monique Escamilla--UCLA
2. Candace Mack--UCLA
3. Jill Dietrich--UCLA
1. Jennifer Bach--UA
2. Elana Churchill--SJSU
1. Ted Wilson--SJSU
1. Meredith Bloom--UCLA
2. Stephen Kiyoi--UCLA
3. Heather McDonald--SJSU
1. Patricia Benefiel--SJSU
2. Katia Karadjova--SJSU
3. Jamie Navarette--UA
1. Jessica Shultz--SJSU
1. Lee Luniewski--SJSU
1. Sandra Chase--SJSU
2015 -- not awarded
1. Kendra Godwin--UCLA
2017 -- not awarded
1. Seema Bhakta--UA
2019 -- not awarded
1. Erik Valenzula--USC
2. Victoria Flores--SJSU
1. Claudio Garcia--UA
The MLGSCA Solidarity Statement was created by the MLGSCA Solidarity Statement Taskforce members Naomi Bishop, Kelli Hines, Judy Kraemer, and Robin Schiff.
June 25, 2020
The Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) condemns racism.
MLGSCA stands in solidarity with and voices support for our Black members, our members of color, and members of the MLA African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLS) Caucus (Statement June 1, 2020) with regard to protests as a result of killings by police in the United States.
MLGSCA condemns the actions by the Minneapolis Police Department and killings of Black people by police. We also acknowledge white supremacy, systems of oppression, and institutionalized forms of racism that discriminate against Blacks and African Americans and create disparities in healthcare and medicine.
Racism is a public health crisis. We recognize the communities of color in Arizona and Southern California are disproportionately affected by inequities based in racism. Learning about racism in medicine and understanding our own privileges and biases are initial steps we can take as we advocate for change in MLGSCA, medical librarianship, and healthcare. The Anti-Racism and Critical Librarianship resource suggestions compiled by the AAMLS as listed on the MLA Hospital Library Caucus Statement are a useful starting point.
The MLGSCA Advisory Council encourages MLGSCA members to speak up and unite to enact change in our profession, our communities, and our nation. We must all learn about Anti-racism, engage in constructive conversations about racism in medicine and libraries, and act to create positive change.
We will continue this conversation with our membership about how we can address racism in our profession and in our communities.
Your MLGSCA Advisory Council
MLGSCA Advisory Council 2020/2021
Health Sciences Library - Phoenix
University of Arizona
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and Science and Engineering Library
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian
UCR | LIBRARY
P.O. Box 5900
Orbach Science Library
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
A.T. Still Memorial Library - Arizona
A.T. Still University
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa AZ 85206
411 N. Central Ave.
Downtown Phoenix Campus Library
Grand Canyon University
Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA
Consumer Health Librarian
Community Health Library
3075 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
MLA CHAPTER COUNCIL REP
Medical Librarian, Bellis Medical Library
Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813
MLA CHAPTER COUNCIL REP-ALT
Louise M. Darling Medical Library
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
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