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MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant Now Accepting Applications

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for the MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant.

The purpose of this grant is to provide support for research, development, or demonstration projects that will help to promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. Grants range from $100 to $1,000. Grants will not be given to support an activity that is operational in nature or has only local usefulness. More than one award may be granted in a year.

Eligibility
• The applicant must hold a graduate degree in library science.
• The applicant must be a practicing health sciences librarian with at least two years of professional experience.
• The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in either the United States or Canada.
• The applicant must be a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA).
• In the case of a research group, at least one person in group must be a MLA member and meet the above criteria.
• Consideration will be given in exceptional cases to an outstanding candidate not meeting the criteria above.

Terms
• The completed application form must be received by December 1.
• The applicant must submit the names of two references not related to the applicant/group. The references must be persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant/group’s character, education, and abilities.
• The scope and nature of the proposed project should give evidence of an established methodology and a viable research design.
• The application should show how the proposed project would contribute conceptually and practically to the applicant/group’s competence and the well being of the library community.
• The proposal should contain title, goals, objectives, methodology, significance, and budget of project; vital and special qualifications of the research; knowledge of the state of the art and existing published literature on the proposed research topic; and proposed means of disseminating the results.
• The applicant may upload a current photo to member profile for promotional purposes (optional).

Additional details are available on the grant page: MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

To apply, complete the application form online and upload all documents no later than December 1, 11:59 p.m. (CT).

Julie K. Gaines Selected as Recipient of the 2018 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

Congratulations to GHSLA member Julie Gaines who has been selected as the recipient of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM)’s 2018 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. Julie, MLIS, AHIP, is the Associate Professor and Head of the Medical Partnership Library at Augusta University and the University of Georgia. Julie will be recognized at the FNLM Gala on September 25th at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.

MLA Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships – Due December 1, 2017

MLA offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development.  Advanced education, professional development, travel grants, research awards and others are funded annually, with a due date of December 1, 2017.

Click here to read about the many opportunities available.

Student awarded stipend to travel to GHSLA/AHSLC joint meeting

Denise Farley, a student at Valdosta State University’s master’s degree program in library science, has been awarded a stipend to attend the 2016 GHSLA/AHSLC joint meeting in Decatur, GA, April 7-8, 2016.  A resident of Decatur, Denise’s interest in health sciences librarianship has led her to build her course assignments around health sciences topics, such as analyzing the CDC website and designing LibGuides for consumer and academic health information research.  Her award includes meeting registration, hotel accommodations, CE course registration, and two years of GHSLA membership.