LAMPHHS

LAMPHHS Awards

GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATION


TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Travel Scholarship Committee of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS)/Medical Museums Association (MeMA) is now accepting applications from those seeking funds to support their attendance at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor, MI on May 6-7. ALHHS/MeMA awards up to four annual conference travel stipends to members of the organization who are staff, volunteers, students, or early career professionals working for health science history museums, libraries, or archives. The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support continued education and professional engagement for those working in the field.

The Awards are:

  • Patsy Gerstner Travel Fund ($300.00)
  • Gretchen Worden Memorial Travel Fund ($300.00)
  • Joan E. Klein Travel Scholarship (two $500.00 awards)

Important Information:

  • These awards are open to students who are degree-seeking individuals attending an accredited college or university, and to staff, volunteers or early career professionals working in the history of the health sciences, particularly, in libraries, archives, or museums. Early career professionals are those who have worked in the history of the health sciences field fewer than five years, although they may have been employed in the profession longer.
  • 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 (students) or immediate supervisor (staff and volunteers). 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. The deadline for the 2020 Annual Meeting is February 28th, 2020. 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. This is March 26th, 2020.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to apply.
  • The Travel Scholarship Committee reserves the right not to award all travel stipends 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 be received by the Chair of the committee by Friday, 28 February 2020:

Katherine Isham
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
PO Box 208014
New Haven, CT 06520-8014
katherine.isham AT yale.edu

For further information, please contact the committee Chair, Barbara Niss, at Barbara.Niss AT mssm.edu.

Award recipients:

  • 2019 Joan E. Klein Travel Scholarship : Katherine Isham (Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library, Yale School of Medicine)
  • 2019 Joan E. Klein Travel Scholarship : Carmen Niemeyer (graduate student; University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • 2018 Joan E. Klein Travel Scholarship : Kelsi Evans (University of California, San Francisco)
  • 2018 Joan E. Klein Travel Scholarship : Tegan Kehoe (Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • 2017 Joan E. Klein Travel Scholarship : Gabriella Barr (Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • 2017 Joan E. Klein Travel Scholarship : Jamie Rees (Clendening History of Medicine Library and Museum, University of Kansas)

 


 

LISABETH M. HOLLOWAY AWARD

This distinguished service award for members of the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences/Medical Museums Association (ALHHS/MeMA)was named in honor of Lisabeth M. Holloway, who was a founder of ALHHS, 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/MeMA and the profession. It is essentially a service award to members.

Award Recipients:

  • Judy Chelnick (2020)
  • Lisa Mix (2020)
  • Stephen J. Greenberg (2018)
  • Stephen E. Novak (2018)
  • 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/MeMA 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/MeMA
  • ALHHS/MeMA office(s) held
  • ALHHS/MeMA 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 Ann Arbor, Michigan on 7 May 2020. 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, 15 January 2020:


Stephen J. Greenberg

Section Head, Rare Books & Early Manuscripts
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
stephen.greenberg AT nih.gov

For further information, please call the committee chair, Stephen Greenberg, at stephen.greenberg AT nih.gov.

 


 

RECOGNITION OF MERIT AWARD

Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS)/Medical Museums Association (MeMA) is seeking nominations for the Recognition of Merit Award.

Award Recipients:

  • W. Bruce Fye (2018)
  • 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: 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, or medical objects.
  • Monetary gifts sufficient to establish memorials or endowments or significant donations.

The second category of recognition: non-members of ALHHS/MeMA 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/MeMA, 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/MeMA in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 7 May 2020. 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, 15 January 2020:


Stephen J. Greenberg

Section Head, Rare Books & Early Manuscripts
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
stephen.greenberg AT nih.gov

 


 

PUBLICATION AWARDS

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 Monograph Award (2020) -- Shelley McKellar. Artificial Hearts (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018)
  • Best Article Award (2020) -- Mary Hague-Yearl. Osler Centenary Papers: Osler, Inscribed, Postgraduate Medical Journal 2019, 95: 637-641. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2019-136745

  • Best Monograph Award (2019) -- Margaret DeLacy. The Germ of an Idea: Contagionism, Religion, and Society in Britain, 1660-1730 (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • Best Article Award (2019) -- Susan Speaker. An Historical Overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), 1985-2015, Journal of the Medical Library Association 2018, 106(2): 162-174. URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5886499/
  • Best Online Resource Award (2019) -- Facendo Il Libro: The Making of Fasciculus Medicinae, an Early Printed Anatomy. New York Academy of Medicine: https://digitalcollections.nyam.org/digital/fasciculusmedicinae

  • Best Monograph Award (2018) -- Aimee Medeiros. Heightened Expectations: the Rise of the Human Growth Hormone Industry in America (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2016)
  • Best Online Resource Award (2018) -- National Library of Medicine. Web Collecting and Archiving Working Group. HIV/AIDS Web Archive. URL: https://archive-it.org/collections/8400

  • 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 ofSpecialization (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Best Article Award (2016) -- Emily R. Novak Gustainis and Phoebe Evans Letocha. ThePractice 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 andChrissie 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): 108113. [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)/Medical Museums Association (MeMA) 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 resources produced predominantly by ALHHS members.

All nominations must meet the following criteria:

  • Published within 3 years of the award date;
  • Author(s) must be ALHHS/MeMA member(s) in good standing for the past 12 months;
  • 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 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 2020 annual meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Winners do not need to be present to win.

To nominate a work, please send a PDF or 3 physical copies of a printed work, or the URL for an online resource to the Publication 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 or Article or ). 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 is Friday, 14 February 2020. For more information, please contact the 2020 Publication Awards Committee chair, Polina Ilieva at polina.ilieva AT ucsf.edu.

ALHHS/MeMA Publication Awards Committee
Polina Ilieva, chair
Steven Duckworth
Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook
Robert Vietrogoski

 


 

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)

 

Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences: Awards
Last updated 11 May 2020