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Fostering the Art and Science of Health Sciences Library Service

Librarian of the Year Award

The Librarian of the Year Award is presented to an SCC/MLA member for outstanding contributions in health sciences librarianship. The purpose of the award is to celebrate expertise and creativity in the provision of library service. This award is intended to be an annual award, but will be presented only when merited. A plaque and paid SCC/MLA annual meeting registration (excluding CE) will be awarded to the recipient.

Criteria used to determine the recipients of the award include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership in the profession
  • Scholarship/publications/research
  • Teaching/training/mentoring
  • Professional activities
  • Service to the health profession
  • Development of special projects

The nominees' achievements in the areas described above must have occurred within the last 2-3 years, culminating within the last 12 months.


  •  Nominations may be submitted by any SCC/MLA member.
  •  Self-nomination is permissible.
  •  Any librarian nominated for the award must be a current member of SCC/MLA.
Application: Adobe Portable Document Format PDF Microsoft Word Document Word

Application deadline: July 14, 2023

Applications can be submitted to Robyn Gleasner at RGleasner@SALUD.UNM.EDU.

Previous Librarian of the Year Award Recipients

The following librarians has been presented with the Librarian of Year Award Service Award which was established in 2006.

2023 Laura Wright
2022Melissa Rethlefsen
2021 Laura Haygood
2020 No award given
2019 Katie Prentice
2018 Julia Esparza
2017 Louise McLaughlin
2016 Shari Clifton
2015 Paula Craig
2014 Cheryl Rowan
2013 Stewart Brower
2012 Maureen "Molly" Knapp
2011 No award given
2010 No award given
2009 No award given
2008 Jon Crossno
2007 Ana Cleveland
2006 Ethel U. Madden

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