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.
• 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.
• 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).
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.
Terri Hatfield and Erin Reardon are the recipients of the 2017 Legacy Scholarship. Both are students in the Master of Library and Information Science program at Valdosta State University.
Terri currently works in an academic department at the University of Georgia. Having a “nearly lifelong, personal curiosity in evidence-based medicine and complementary and integrative medicine,” Terri has focused many of her course projects on health sciences librarianship, and she looks forward to working in an environment where she can impact patients, family members, and clinicians by meeting their information needs.
Erin is currently doing fieldwork at Mercer University’s Monroe F. Swilley, Jr., Library. Through her research and work in an academic health sciences library setting, Erin has developed an interest in “educating future clinicians in the use of the resources available to them” and looks forward to learning more about partnering with faculty and clinicians in the CE course “Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians and Other Stakeholders.”
Established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a library and information studies program or paraprofessional interested in the health sciences, the Legacy Scholarship honors individuals who made significant contributions to health sciences librarianship in Georgia and beyond:
|Jeanette Blalock, Henry Medical Center
Nicholas Davies, MD, Piedmont Hospital
Carole Dean, CDC
Fay E. Evatt, Atlanta Medical Center
Fran Golding, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Mildred M. Jordan, Emory University
|Miriam Hawkins Libbey, Emory University
Mary Alice Mills, CDC
Jocelyn Rankin, PhD, CDC
Aurelia Spence, Central State Hospital, Milledgeville
Mary S. Waddell, CDC
Martha Watkins, Mercer University School of Medicine
Barnaby Camp, Carolann Curry, and Sharon Leslie have each been awarded a member travel stipend to attend the annual meeting. Barnaby works at Emory University and Shepherd Center as a library assistant. Carolann is Reference & Outreach Librarian at Mercer University’s Skelton Medical Library. Sharon is Public Health and Health Sciences Librarian at Georgia State University Library.
The Scholarship Committee would like to acknowledge additional funding for this year’s scholarship and stipends provided by a grant from the National Library of Medicine.
The 2017 Scholarship Committee
Amy Allison, Chair, Emory University
Carolyn Brown, Emory University
Betsy Clark, Georgia Highlands College
Kimberly Powell, Emory University
GHSLA is accepting applications for the Member Annual Meeting Travel Stipend, which will fund travel for up to two members to attend the annual meeting in Decatur, GA.
The stipend covers meeting registration, one night’s lodging, and CE registration. See the attached application for eligibility guidelines and instructions.
Applications must be submitted by January 18, 2016.
GHSLA is accepting applications for our Legacy Scholarship, which funds students enrolled in a library and information studies program to attend the annual GHSLA meeting.
The scholarship covers meeting registration, one night’s lodging, and CE registration. Click here for the application with eligibility guidelines and instructions.
Applications must be submitted by January 29, 2016.