It has become a tradition here at MedChi to present a bouquet of flowers to the winner of the Marcia Noyes Award at the annual Medical Librarians Association meeting. We have evidence, including this piece about an incident in May 1905, that the physicians gave bouquets of flowers to Marcia.
This year’s meeting was held in Toronto, Canada, and with the help of a MedChi friend in that city, we were able to find the terrific Summerhill Florists, who provided the exact thing I wanted: a classic, elegant arrangement.
The 2016 winner of the Marcia Noyes Award, the highest award given by the MLA, was Margaret Bandy, AHIP, FMLA, who recently retired from St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. The MLA recognized her forty-three years in the profession, where she worked tirelessly to provide information for her library patrons, while at the same time contributing to the body of knowledge that informs the best practices of hospital librarianship both regionally and nationally.
From the program:
Margaret Bandy’s leadership and organizational skills are widely recognized and appreciated. She is known to her peers as a professional who stands out as a most dedicated and committed librarian. Bandy’s thirty-six years at one institution are inspirational to many hospital librarians and health sciences professionals. Like Marcia C. Noyes, who worked at her institution for fifty years, Bandy’s legacy serves as a reminder that one person can make a huge difference.
The Board and Staff at MedChi send their congratulations to Ms. Bandy on being selected as the Noyes Award Winner and continuing the librarians who make a significant contribution to the profession.