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MSLIS Student Jacqueline Presley Receives Bea Davis Education Award for Health Science Librarianship

Bea Davis Award 2015
Jacqueline Presley was presented the Bea Davis Education Award on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Medical Library Association Philadelphia Regional Chapter annual meeting held at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ (left to right: Barbara Kuchan, Jacqueline Presley and Jenny Pierce).

March 23, 2015

Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) master of science in library and information science student Jacqueline Presley is the recipient of the 2015 Bea Davis Education Award from the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA-Phil), which is given to students pursuing a career in health science librarianship. Presley was honored by MLA-Phil members at a March 19 annual meeting held at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ.

The $600 award is aimed at fostering and encouraging 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. workshop); or attending the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting.

The education award is named after Beatrice Davis, who was an active member of the Chapter and its president from 1980-81. Davis was not only a graduate of Drexel’s former College of Information Science and Technology (known today as CCI), but she also served on Drexel’s faculty. She was the Fellows’ Librarian at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia for the last 13 years of her career, which ended in the early 1980s.

About the Medical Library Association and the Philadelphia Regional Chapter
Medical Library Association (MLA), is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 3,500 health sciences information professional members worldwide. Founded in 1898, MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledge base of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public. Since 1951, the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association has promoted medical librarianship in the Philadelphia area; its mission is to foster the aims and strengthen the membership of MLA by means of meetings and closer professional association within the Philadelphia area. For more information, please visit www.mlaphil.org.