| Jocelyn A. Rankin, PhD
Mercer University School of Medicine
Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence in Library Research Award
The Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence
in Library Research Award recognizes a Mercer University School of Medicine
(MUSM) student who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the use of the
Libraries' collections, services and resources, and exceptional
information-seeking literacy skills. The intent of the Award is to promote
extensive and meaningful use of library resources and services, and to foster
the development of life-long learning in students.
The award honors
Jocelyn A. Rankin, PhD, founder and director of the Medical Library on the
Macon campus and founder of GaIN (Georgia Interactive Network for Medical
Information), the Mercer University-based electronic healthcare nonprofit that
was active from 1983-2015. Dr. Rankin's tireless service to MUSM students and
faculty as well as Georgia's underserved health professionals (1974-2000),
exemplified passion and commitment to information access, problem-based
learning, scholarship and research.
Now Accepting Applications for
The Skelton Medical library is now
accepting applications for the 2021 Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence in
Library Research Award. Students currently enrolled in any of the MUSM programs
across all MUSM campuses are invited to apply. The deadline for submissions is
Friday, April 16, 2021.
The purpose of the award is to highlight
library research. If you have utilized any of the medical librarys
resources (e.g. electronic journals, databases, citation management tools,
etc.) or services (e.g. interlibrary loan, research assistance from staff or
librarians, etc.) to complete any projects while a student at MUSM, we
encourage you to apply for this award.
1. Cover Sheet
2. Mentor Statement of Support Form
3. Structured Abstract (200-300 words)
Research Project. Examples of potential research projects include: original
research papers, lab or clinical research investigations, poster and oral paper
presentations, theses, annotated bibliographies, case reports, community health
needs assessments, published articles, etc. Research completed as part of your
curriculum is allowed as long as you demonstrate that you have utilized library
resources and/or services.
5. Bibliography/Reference List
Reflective Essay (500-750 words)
For a complete list of
application criteria, eligibility, and forms, please visit:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Evaluation Rubric that the
Evaluation Committee uses to review submissions.
Rankin Student Excellence in Library Research Award Committee