Purpose of Award:


  • The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor the significant lifetime achievements of a MLGSCA member who has made lasting contributions to the profession of health science librarianship beyond the scope of the local chapter.


Criteria for Award:


  • Candidate’s sustained lifetime contributions (meant for an entire body of work, not just a single achievement) have been significant toward the advancement of librarianship on a national and/or international level. Contributions include, and are not limited to, service, publications, presentations, mentorship, research, education and training, innovative technology, and creative projects.
  • Candidate is ending a distinguished career in health sciences librarianship.
  • Candidate has been a member of MLGSCA for at least five years and is a current member.


Award Guidelines:


  • The MLGSCA Advisory Council will make the formal award selection. The candidates will be recognized in the profession and be leaders in the field.
  • Two people must nominate the candidate, with each nominator using the nomination form.
  • Awards Committee members are not eligible for the award during their committee service. All members will send their nominations to the Awards Committee, who will then review the nominations and recommend candidate(s) to the Advisory Council. Candidates will be excluded from selection discussions.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award is given only when candidates clearly meet or exceed eligibility criteria, and once in a candidate’s lifetime.


Discussions during the selection process of both the Awards Committee and the Advisory Council are confidential.


Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award


2003 -- Alison Bunting


2004 -- Marilyn Schwartz