Beatrice Davis Education Award 

The Liberty Chapter may offer an award of $600.00 to an individual pursuing a career in health science librarianship.


The Liberty Chapter may offer an award of $600.00 plus free registration at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting to an individual pursuing a career in health science librarianship upon reception of an appropriate application. A maximum of one award may be offered annually. 

The purpose of this award is to foster and encourage library students to pursue educational activities related to health sciences librarianship. These activities may include formal course work in a degree program; a special program (e.g., cdworkshop); or attending the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. This award is not intended for books, living expenses, commuting costs or other incidental costs related to the specified course. Grant monies for conference attendance are restricted to conference registration, travel to and from the conference and lodging. This grant will not duplicate any grants or reimbursements from the applicant’s employer, school or other source. 

The recipient of the Beatrice Davis Award must use the award in the current or upcoming academic year. Upon completion of the course, special program, or conference, the awardee will submit proof that the terms of the grant have been met (e.g., transcript, CE certificate, receipts). If the recipient has failed to meet these terms, the grant amount must be refunded to the Chapter. 


Individuals who are enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s program in Library and Information Sciences and are interested in health science librarianship. 


Applicants must submit a completed application form, a published description of the program, a resume, and a letter of recommendation, and proof of enrollment in an ALA- Accredited Program (unofficial transcript). Send the completed packet of materials to the Professional Recognition Committee Chair.     

Beatrice Davis Short Biography 

The Chapter’s education award is named after Beatrice Davis. Mrs. Davis was an active member of the Philadelphia Regional Chapter and its President from 1980-81 and was known for her kindness as well as her gift for teaching and mentoring. A graduate of Drexel’s Library School, she served there on the faculty. Many paraprofessionals and library students employed at the College of Physicians were enriched by Mrs. Davis’ mentoring. She was the Fellows’ Librarian at the College of Physicians for the last 13 years of her career, which ended in the early 80s. 

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