Nursing & Consumer Health Librarian Receives the Medical Library Association’s Governmental Relations Award

Maggie Ansell, Nursing & Consumer Health Librarian, recently received the Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award.

The Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award was established in 2008 to recognize a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level, and who has furthered the goal of providing quality information for improved health.

Some of Maggie’s accomplishments include serving as chair of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries/Medical Library Association (MLA) Joint Legislation Committee.  This committee plans meetings with legislators to discuss legislative topics of importance to health sciences libraries. She was invited to serve on two MLA working groups related to advocacy, focusing on MLA’s role related to societal issues and creating a toolkit for libraries facing censorship.

Congratulations, Maggie! Being chosen to receive this award shows her dedication and efforts in the health information profession. She will be honored at the MLA Virtual Awards Ceremony on April 16, 2024 where she will be recognized as a member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of health sciences librarianship.

For more information about this award, visit here. You can learn more about Maggie on her libguide.