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Medical Library Association – Ida and George Eliot Prize:

Ronald MacPherson

How do medical librarians make a difference? What are the standards for our profession...and where can we do better? Who has shown us the data that will help shape our future?

The Ida and George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. Please consider nominating a publication to honor high-impact medical librarian scholarship from 2017 that has asked (and answered) worthwhile questions about our profession and the communities we serve.

The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2017.

Submitters are asked to provide a citation and any other pertinent information regarding the availability, content, and impact of the work. A complete description of requirements and an online nomination form can be found at:

Below are the last three publications honored by the Eliot Prize:

2016: "Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles "

2015: "Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systemic review"
2014: "The value of library and information services in patient care: results of a multisite study"

Please take this opportunity to voice your professional values by nominating this year's recipient!
If you have questions, please contact Mary Shultz, Jury Chair, at

Thank you very much,
Ida & George Elliot Jury
Kelly Evans
Rebecca McCall
Juanita Richardson
Mary Shultz
Kathryn Vela