Alumna Gamble receives Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship


Alyson Gamble, LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) alumna, December 2013, recently received the Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship after a competitive grant process.

“SLIS expanded my knowledge of information science and librarianship, and led me directly into my current position,” said Gamble, librarian at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

 Gamble’s project aims to establish the role of information science in marine research with medical implications by exploring the history of information science in marine medical research.

She will explore modern roles of information science in marine medical research, allowing for the contrast of modern and historical roles of information science.

According to Gamble, “Since the marine sciences, as well as medical and health sciences, are interdisciplinary, the implications of researching information science’s role in their histories can be informative for other fields.”

Gamble’s project will produce two deliverables: an annotated bibliography and a published article. One will be a compilation of resources for the history of medical research in marine sciences, consisting of a literature review and annotated bibliography. The article on library support for marine medical research, which will include case studies of three International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) members whose researchers have developed studies with medical applications, as well as a survey of IAMSLIC members to establish collection support, research activities, and work with medical libraries performed by the marine science library. The survey will also include retired IAMSLIC librarians. Both projects will be submitted for publication to peer‐reviewed journals.

This award was established in 2013 to stimulate research into the history of information sciences to increase the underlying knowledge-base and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship and health informatics.


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