ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 Ida and George Eliot Prize – Call for Nominations

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. Nominations are judged according to contribution to the profession, impact, arrangement of information, and expression of content.

Please consider nominating a 2019 publication that represents high-impact medical librarian scholarship and that has asked (and answered) worthwhile questions about our profession and the communities we serve.

The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2019.

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. Please take this opportunity to voice your professional values by nominating this year’s recipient!

• 2019: “Advancing the Conversation: Next Steps for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Sciences Librarianship,” Blake W. Hawkins; Martin Morris; Tony Nguyen, AHIP; John Siegel, AHIP; and Emily Vardell
• 2018: “A competency framework for librarians involved in systematic reviews”
• 2017: none awarded
2016: “Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles”If you have questions, please contact Pamela Herring, Jury Chair. E-mail: pamela.herring at

Thank you very much,

Ida & George Eliot Prize Jury