T. Mark Hodges Award

The T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award was created in 2006 to honor the memory of T. Mark Hodges, and to recognize a chapter member whose service to the chapter and profession have been exceptional and of lasting importance.

Criteria for the award:

  • Nominees must have been a member of the Southern Chapter and the Medical Library Association for at least 10 years.
  • Nominees must be well known within the Southern Chapter membership for dedicated and continuing service to the chapter and must have served the chapter with distinction in several different capacities, such as:
      • Serving in elected or appointed office
      • Serving as committee chairman or active committee member
      • Representing the chapter on national or regional organizations
      • Actively participating in annual meetings by presenting papers or posters, chairing concurrent paper or poster sessions, organizing special sessions, or otherwise sharing his or her professional knowledge and values

Nominating Process:

Nominations shall be accompanied by a detailed description of the nominee’s qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and two supporting letters from chapter members. 

Nominations will be presented to the Executive Board at the MLA Annual Meeting. The Executive Board or a jury/special committee will approve the final selection.

In years in which the Executive Board does not consider any of the nominees to meet the service standards exemplified by T. Mark Hodges, no award shall be granted.

The T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award recipient will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Chapter/MLA and presented with a plaque and a check for $250.

Deadline for nominations: April 10th

Submit nominations for the T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award to Becca Billings, the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee at beccarb@uab.edu.

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