GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATION


ALHHS JOAN E. KLEIN TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

ALHHS offers two annual conference travel stipends to ALHHS or MeMA members who are students or professionals who have worked in the history of the health sciences for fewer than five years. The purpose of this award is to encourage and support continued education and professional engagement for students and professionals in the history of the health sciences, particularly in libraries, archives, or museums.

Award Recipients:

  • 2017: Gabriella Barr (Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • 2017: Jamie Rees (Clendening History of Medicine Library and Museum, University of Kansas)

Nominations Procedure:

  • This award is open to students who are degree-seeking individuals attending an accredited college or university and to professionals who have worked in the history of the health sciences, particularly, in libraries, archives, or museums, for fewer than five years.
  • Applicants should submit a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words) which highlights their interest in the conference, how attendance will benefit them, and why they need financial support.
  • Applicants should submit along with their application a letter of recommendation from either their academic advisor or immediate supervisor. These letters should be sent by the applicant with the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications must be received 8 weeks before the opening session of the conference. Late applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee decision 6 weeks prior to the start of the conference. Award checks will be presented at the conference business meeting.
  • Each stipend will be in the amount of $500.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to apply.
  • The ALHHS Travel Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to award a travel stipend in any particular year

Application Form [Word (.DOCX file) format]
Application Form [PDF format]

Submit the Application Form, a personal statement, and a letter of recommendation to the Chair of the committee by Friday, 3 March 2017:


Susan Hoffius
Waring Historical Library, MSC 403
Medical University of South Carolina
175 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
hoffius AT musc.edu

For further information, please contact the committee Chair, Susan Hoffius, at hoffius AT musc.edu.

 


 

LISABETH M. HOLLOWAY AWARD

This distinguished service award for members of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences was named in honor of Lisabeth M. Holloway, who was a founder of the organization, served as president Pro Tem in 1975, and was for many years the editor of The Watermark. The award recognizes significant contributions through leadership and service to ALHHS and the profession. It is essentially a service award to members.

Award Recipients:

  • Jodi Koste (2017)
  • Arlene Shaner (2016)
  • Philip M. Teigen (2011)
  • Lucretia McClure (2003)
  • Judith (Robin) Overmier (2000)
  • Nancy Whitten Zinn (1997)
  • Estelle Brodman (1993)

Nominations Procedure:

Nominations should be submitted as a one- to two-page letter describing the nominee's outstanding professional achievements and the impact of his/her contributions on ALHHS and the profession. A current curriculum vitae as well as letter(s) of support (a limit of 2) are not required but provide helpful additional information to the Award Committee. The Committee may also seek additional information on a nominee from the nominator or other sources as needed.

Criteria for evaluation:

  • Membership in ALHHS
  • ALHHS office(s) held
  • ALHHS committee(s) chaired or served on
  • Outstanding service to one's institution
  • Contributions to the profession, i.e., history of health science librarianship/archival administration.

A nominee cannot be a member of the Committee nor can a Committee member nominate. If no worthy nominations are received, no award will be given.

The Lisabeth M. Holloway Award will be announced at the annual meeting of ALHHS in Los Angeles, California, on 10 May 2018. The winner is not required to be present.

Submit nominations (including self-nominations) and any accompanying materials to the Chair of the committee by Wednesday, 28 February 2018:


Brooke Fox
MUSC University Archivist
Waring Historical Library
foxeb AT musc.edu

For further information, please call the committee chair, Brooke Fox, at foxeb AT musc.edu.

 


 

ALHHS RECOGNITION OF MERIT

The ALHHS Recognition of Merit is designed to honor and recognize either members or non-members of the organization who made gifts of an extraordinary nature to health sciences libraries; and, non-members who have provided long-time excellent service to health science libraries. It is awarded irregularly; no more than one award per year may be made.

Award Recipients:

  • Dr. and Mrs. Adam G.N. Moore (2014), for their support of the collections of the Center for the History of Family Medicine (American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas)
  • Erich Meyerhoff (2010)
  • Genevieve Miller (awarded 2007; presented in-person 2009)
  • William Helfand (2003)

There are two categories of recognition:

The first category of recognition: individuals, either members or non-members, who make gifts of an extraordinary nature to health sciences libraries. Gifts of magnitude would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Materials such as rare/historical books, journals, or items in other formats, of significant value, book collections by author or subject, or furniture, computers, or other kinds of equipment.
  • Artwork such as portraits, posters, paintings, photographs, sculpture, instruments, ormedical objects.
  • Monetary gifts sufficient to establish memorials or endowments or significant donations.

The second category of recognition: non-members of ALHHS who have provided long-time excellent service to health sciences libraries. Examples include:

  • A supporter of a library over a long period of time
  • A person who has made an intellectual contribution to a library by surveying or indexing a collection
  • A person who has given extraordinary support to a library by serving as an advocate to the administration of the institution

Nominations Procedure:

Nominations for the Recognition of Merit should be submitted as a one- to two-page letter describing the nominee's outstanding scope of donations, for the first category; and his/her achievements and the impact of his/her contributions on health sciences libraries, for the second category. Letter(s) of support (a limit of 2) are not required but provide helpful additional information to the Award Committee. The Committee may also seek additional information on a nominee from the nominator or other sources as needed.

A nominee under the first category, if a member of ALHHS, cannot be a member of the Awards Committee. A Committee member also cannot make a nomination. If no worthy nominations are received, no award will be given.

The Recognition of Merit will be announced at the annual meeting of ALHHS in Los Angeles, California, on 10 May 2018, and will be presented with an engraved crystal paperweight. The winner is not required to be present.

Submit nominations (including self-nominations) and any accompanying materials to the Chair of the committee by Wednesday, 28 February 2018:


Brooke Fox
MUSC University Archivist
Waring Historical Library
foxeb AT musc.edu

For further information, please call the committee chair, Brooke Fox, at foxeb AT musc.edu.

 


 

ALHHS PUBLICATION AWARD

The Publication Award, established in 1992, is presented to the author(s) of a monograph, article, or online resource related to the history of the health care sciences, or works on the bibliography, librarianship and/or curatorship of historical collections in the health care sciences. The work must have been published in print or on the web within the three years prior to presentation of the award. At least one principal author of the work must be a member of ALHHS in good standing.

Award Recipients:

  • Best Article Award (2017) -- Toby A. Appel. Writing Women into Medical History in the 1930s: Kate Hurd-Mead and “Medical Women” of the Past and Present, Bulletin of the History of Medicine 2014, 88(3): 457-492

  • Best Monograph Award (2016) -- W. Bruce Fye. Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Best Article Award (2016) -- Emily R. Novak Gustainis and Phoebe Evans Letocha. The Practice of Privacy, Innovation, Collaboration and Models: Proceedings of the CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium, CLIR publication 169: 63-176, 2015: http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub169/gustainis-letocha
  • Best Online Resource Award (2016) -- Joanne Murray and Chrissie Perella. Doctor or Doctress? Explore American History Through the Eyes of Women Physicians. The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives & Special Collections. Philadelphia, PA. September 2014: www.doctordoctress.org

  • Best Monograph Award (2015) -- Shelly McKenzie. Getting Physical: The Rise of Fitness Culture in America (Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 2013)
  • Best Article Award (2015) -- Jeffrey S. Reznick. Embracing the Future as Stewards of the Past: Charting a Course Forward for Historical Medical Libraries and Archives, RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Autumn 2014, 15:111-123
  • Best Online Resource Award (2015) -- Michelle DiMeo (Conference Organizer, Co-Author, and Editor), for "Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age," which appeared in open access format in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Autumn 2014. URL: http://rbm.acrl.org/content/vol15/issue2/index.dtl

  • Best Print Publication Award (2014) -- Eric W. Boyle. Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013)
  • Best Online Resource Award (2014) -- Susan Hoffius (Curator) and Jennifer Welch (Digital Archivist). Porcher Medicinal Garden: Cultivating Our History, an online exhibition of the Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library. Charleston, South Carolina: Waring Historical Library, 2012. URL: http://waring.library.musc.edu/exhibits/PMG/

  • Best Print Publication Award (Monograph) (2013) -- Michael Sapol (Ed.). Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine (New York: Blast Books, 2012)
  • . Also available as PDF document: http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/ext/pub/HIDDENTREASURE_NLM_BlastBooks.pdf
  • Best Print Publication Award (Article) (2013) -- Jeffrey Reznick for Lenore Barbian, Paul S. Sledzick, and Jeffrey Reznick. "Remains of war: Walt Whitman, Civil War soldiers, and the legacy of medical collections." Museum History Journal, January 2012, 5(1): 7-28
  • Best Online Resource Award (2013) -- The Medical Heritage Library. URL: http://www.medicalheritage.org/

  • Best Print Publication Award (2012) -- Ellen S. More, Elizabeth Fee, and Manon Perry, Eds. Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009)
  • Best Online Resource Award (2012) -- Christopher Lyons. The Osler Library Prints Collection. 2011: McGill University Library. URL: http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/oslerprints/index.php

  • Monograph Award (2011) -- James M. Edmonson and John Harley Warner. Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 (New York: Blast Books, 2009)
  • Article Award (2011) -- Stephen J. Greenberg and Patricia E. Gallagher. "The great contribution: Index Medicus, Index-Catalogue, and IndexCat." Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2009 April; 97(2): 108–113. [PMCID: PMC2670211] [doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.97.2.007]

  • Michael Flannery (2006) -- Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy (New York: Pharmaceutical Products Press, 2004)
  • Christopher Hoolihan (2002)
  • Joan Klein and Jodi Koste (1998)
  • Jeremy Norman (1994)

Archivists and Librarians in the History of Health Sciences (ALHHS) is seeking nominations for its three Publication Awards.

Nominations can be from one of three categories:

  • Monographs published by academic or trade publishers.
  • Articles published in journals, trade or private periodicals of recognized standing.
  • Online resourcesproduced predominantly by ALHHS members.

All nominations must meet the following criteria:

  • Published within 3 years of the award date;
  • Author(s) must be ALHHS member(s) in good standing;
  • The nominated monograph, article, or electronic resource is related to the history of the health care sciences or works on the bibliography, librarianship and/or curatorship of historical collections in the health care sciences.

Nominations that meet each of the above criteria will be considered by the Publication Awards Committee. The Committee will look for the following benchmarks of excellence when evaluating qualifying nominations: quality and style of writing, contribution to the field, and relevance to the profession.

Up to one Publication Award in each category will be presented at the 2017 annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Winners do not need to be present to win.

To nominate a work, please send 3 copies of a printed work (photocopies or PDFs of articles are acceptable) or the URL for an online resource to the Awards Committee Chair. Please include along with all nominations a cover letter giving the item's complete citation (including all authors, publisher, and publication date) and the category under which the nomination falls (i.e. Monograph, Article, or Online Resource). Authors may nominate their own works. Re-nominations are also allowed, so long as the nominated publication still falls within the 3-year time period. 

The deadline for nominations (self-nominations are encouraged) is 6 January 2017. To receive complete information on the nominating process, please contact awards committee chair at Emily_Gustainis AT hms.harvard.edu or call (617) 432-7702.

Emily R. Novak Gustainis
ALHHS Publications Award Chair
Ceenter for the History of Medicine
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

 


 

ALHHS CURATORSHIP AWARD

ALHHS established the Curatorship Award to recognize outstanding individual achievement by a member in the field of medical historical curatorship.

Award Recipient:

  • William Helfand (1996)

 

Last updated 26 September 2017