The Gerald J. Oppenheimer Cornerstone Award
The Gerald J. Oppenheimer Cornerstone Award, named in honor of Gerald J. Oppenheimer, the inaugural president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), is given to an individual, group, or institution selected by the association's Board of Directors. The award is given for a notable or important contribution that has assisted AAHSL in achieving its mission or had significant impact on the profession of academic health sciences librarianship.
Both AAHSL members and non-members may be considered for the award.
The award may be given to:
To be recognized by this award, contributions must:
The award is given at the discretion of the Board and is given only when there is evidence of a significant contribution and not necessarily on an annual basis.
The Board may determine that no award should be given during a year.
If awarded, only one will be given per year.
Multiple awards for the same contribution or continuation of the contribution will not be presented.
The following steps are followed for nomination, review, and selection of recipients:
Recipients will receive a distinctive award chosen by the Board inscribed with:
Publicity about the award recipient will be sent to the various library associations and posted on the AAHSL Web site.
If you require assistance or have questions regarding submissions contact the AAHSL Executive Director.
AAHSL membership is composed of academic health sciences libraries whose medical schools hold member or associate member status in the Association of American Medical Colleges. AAHSL membership categories are full members and associate members. Associate members are libraries whose institutions or organizations have an interest in the purposes and activities of AAHSL.