Medical Sciences Librarians Publish Award Winning Article in Health Sciences

Marketing and Communications | March 07, 2011

Ana Ugaz, resources management librarian and Esther Carrigan, associate dean and director of the Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library (MSL), will receive the Daniel T. Richards Prize from the Medical Library Association (MLA) for their collaborative article on veterinary medical serials. Presented by the Collection Development Section of MLA, the award recognizes the outstanding publication in health sciences in the area of collection development published during the most recent two years.

Published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association, the article provides a core list of veterinary journals for use by veterinary and academic libraries. The article reflects the collaboration among peers at multiple international institutions as a key component in making decisions about the core list of veterinary journals.

“This core list is used in the accreditation process by the American Veterinary Medical Association in determining the adequacy of information resources,” explained Carrigan. “Veterinary and academic librarians use the list as a tool in building veterinary journal collections.”

Ugaz, Carrigan and their collaborators will receive the award May 16 during the MLA annual conference. The full text article is available on PubMed Central.