Health Sciences Library 
Network of Kansas City
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Every year, HSLNKC recognizes member libraries with its annual awards, and presents HSLNKC Service Certificates to members who have worked to help our organization fulfill its mission. Other awards recognize HSLNKC members for their accomplishments at the regional and national level.

This page recognizes the libraries who have won HSLNKC awards, and HSLNKC members who have received MCMLA and MLA awards.

Past HSLNKC Annual Awards

Outstanding One-Person Health Science Library - Outstanding One-Person Medical Library Award is established to honor a one-person library that has made an outstanding contribution to hospital librarianship in the areas of impact on patient care, service to its institution,leadership in the profession and innovation in information transfer.

2013 - MRIGlobal C.J. Patterson Library, Kimberly A. Carter
2012 - Medical-Dental Library of Truman Medical Center at Lakewood, Gwen E. Sprague
2011 - Graceland University,  Lee Williams   
2010 - North Kansas City Hospital, Evelyn Vail   
2009 - Research Medical Center, Kitty Serling
2008 - Olathe Medical Center Library, Dick Kammer
2007 - The Huffington Library of the American Academy of Family Physicians, David Wright
2006 - Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Liz Burns
2005 - Heartland Regional Medical Center, Cindi Nicks
2004 - Liberty Hospital, Kelly Klinke
 

Excellent Return on Investment - Excellent Return on Investment Award is to honor a library that has made an outstanding return on the budgetary investment made in its operation. This return is calculated on both the financial savings incurred on behalf of the patients and the less tangible impact on care as determined by reference to the professional literature.

2013 - Stowers Institute Library, Sherry Lockwood and Rose Owens, Science Library Specialists
2012 - North Kansas City Hospital, Medical Library, Evelyn J. Vail
2011 - MRIGlobal, Kim Carter
2010 - Heartland Regional Medical Center, Cindi Nicks    
2009 - St. Joseph Medical Center, Jan Foster
2008 - Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Drug Medical Library, Joyce Sickel  
2007 - The Medical-Dental Library of Truman Medical Center at Lakewood, Gwen Spraque
2006 - Providence Medical Center, Sarah Kirby
2005 - North Kansas City Hospital, Evelyn Vail
2004 - St. Luke's Hospital, Karen Wiederaenders

Outstanding Outreach Efforts - Outstanding Outreach Efforts Award is to honor a library that has made special contributions in areas of service to its institution, professional leadership, innovative projects and organizational efficiency. 

2013 - Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Library Services, Brenda Pfannenstiel
2012 - The Olathe Health System Health Sciences Library, Dick Kammer
2011 - Quintilles, Jim Chestnut
2008 - The Linda Hall Library, Michelle Lahey   
2007 - Ruth R. Cleveland Memorial Library of Cleveland Chiropractic College, Marcia Thomas
2006 - Midwest Research Institute, Kim Carter
2005 - Dr. Carl R. Ferris Library, Research Medical Center, Kitty Serling
2004 - Olathe Medical Center, Cheryl Scott  

Outstanding Academic Health Science Library - Outstanding Academic Medical Library honors an academic health sciences library that has made special contributions in areas of service to its institution, professional leadership, innovative projects and organizational efficiency.

2013- Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, D’Angelo Library, Marilyn J. De Geus
2012 - Ruth R. Cleveland Memorial Library of Cleveland Chiropractic College, Marcia Thomas
2011 - UMKC Dental Library, Marie Thompson
2010 - UMKC Health Sciences Library, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas  
2009 - UMKC Dental Library, Ann Marie Corry    
2008 - KU Medical Center, Dykes Library, Crystal Cameron-Vedros
2007 - KCUMB Library, Marilyn DeGeus
2006 - Dr. Charles Grabske, Sr. Library, Graceland University, Janice Lee
2005 - UMKC Health Sciences Library, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas
2004 - UMKC Dental Library, Ann Marie Corry

Outstanding Health Science Library - Outstanding Health Science Library honors a hospital library that has made special contributions in areas of service to its institution, professional leadership, innovative projects and organizational efficiency.

2013 - Heartland Regional Medical Center, Library Services, Cindi A. Kerns
2012 - Carl R. Ferris Medical Library, Research Medical Center, Kitty Serling
2011 - The Huffington Library of the American Academy of Family Physicians, David Wright
2010 - St. Luke's Hospital, Karen Wiederaenders
2008 - Stauffer Health Sciences Library of Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Lenora Kinzie
2007 - Library and Information Services of Quintiles, Inc., Jim Chestnut
2006 - Shook, Hardy and Bacon Medical Library, Joyce Sickel and Heidi Putz
2005 - St. Joseph Medical Center, Jan Foster
2004 - Children's Mercy Hospital, Anne Palmer

Outstanding Biomedical Library - Outstanding Biomedical Library honors a biomedical library that has made special contributions in areas of service to its institution, professional leadership, innovative projects and organizational efficiency.

2009 - Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Sherry Lockwood 
  
Excellence in Consumer Health Services - Excellence in Consumer Health Services honors a library that has made special contributions in areas of service to its institution, professional leadersip, innovative projects and organizational efficiency.   

2010 - Liberty Hospital, Kelly Klinke 
2009 - Children's Mercy Hospital, Brenda Pfannenstiel  

Lifelong Achievement Award - Lifelong achievement award honors a retiring member of the Health Sciences Library Network who has demonstrated excellence in librarianship and commitment to the profession. 

2011 - UMKC Dental Library, Anne Marie Corry

Heart and Soul Award - Heart and Soul Award honors a member for the energy, commitment, and leadership devoted to HSLNKC and the Library profession during one's library career

2012 - The Olathe Health System Health Sciences Library, Dick Kammer

Emeritus Status - Any person who has held membership in the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City as an Individual Member, Institutional Designee, or Associate Member, or a combination thereof for a period of 10 years is eligible for HSLNKC Emeritus status at the time of their retirement and/or leaving full time employment.

2013 - Dick Kammer, MA, MLS; Jan Foster, MLS; Marcia Thomas, MLS
 

MCMLA Awards

Barbara McDowell Award - The Barbara McDowell Award was established in her memory in 1984.  Barbara was Chief of Library Services at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Veterans Administration.  The award honors a chapter member who has made an outstanding contribution to hospital librarianship.

2009 - VA Medical Center, Elizabeth C. Burns 
2008 - Providence Medical Center, Sarah Kirby     
2006 - Olathe Medical Center, Dick Kammer
2003 - UMKC Health Sciences Library, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas
2002 - Children's Mercy Hospital, Brenda Pfannenstiel
2001 - St. Luke's Hospital, Karen Wiederaenders 
1999 - Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Cliff Nestell 
 

MCMLA Outstanding Achievement Award - Established in 1983, this award honors a member for significant contributions to health sciences and hospital libraries, to the profession, goals, and objectives of the chapter.

2008 - Children's Mercy Hospital, Brenda Pfannenstiel
2006 - Stormont-Vail Healthcare, Topeka, Lenora Kinzie
2004 - UMKC Health Sciences Library, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas
2002 - Research Medical Center, Kitty Serling 
1998 - KU Archie Dykes Library, Jane Carver 
1996 - KU Archie Dykes Library, Bob Pisciotta 

Bernice M. Hetzner Award - This award was established in 1991 in honor of Bernice M. Hetnzer, Library Director and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The award recognizes an academic health sciences librarian who has achieved a high level of professional accomplishment.

2003 - Graceland University, Katie Voss  
2000 - UMKC Health Sciences Library, Peggy Mullaly-Quijas
1993 - UMKC Health Sciences Library, Marilyn Sullivan 
1992 - KU Archie R. Dykes Library, Bob Pisciotta 

MLA Awards
The following awards by the Medical Library Association were given to members of HSLNKC:

2005 EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant
 
Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO - Kelly Klinke 

2005 MLA Research, Development and Demonstration Project Grant
UMKC Health Sciences Library - Peggy Mullaly-Quijas 
 
 
 
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