2020 Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant
Whether you are in the middle of your career or new to it all, or have worked for many years, the HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant is an opportunity for an amazing professional journey into education or research.
The grant is open to librarians working in a hospital, health system or similar clinical settings. Grant funds can be used for professional development through MEDLIB-ED or to help attend the MLA Annual Meeting or CE courses. It may also be used to support reimbursement for expenses incurred in conducting research such as a statistician to help with survey design, analyses etc.
Eligibility: The applicant must have been employed as a health sciences librarian within the last year in either a hospital or other clinical care institution. MLA membership is required and it’s preferred that applicants be a member of the Hospital Libraries Section/MLA.
For more on eligibility criteria and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=300
Complete online form and upload all documents no later than December 1, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.
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MLA is pleased to offer 10 travel grants to enable members to attend the association’s annual meeting in Chicago for 2019. More grants may be added if additional sponsors are secured. Funds of up to $1,000 each, for travel and meeting-related expenses, will be given to MLA members who might otherwise be unable to attend the meeting.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit the MLA ’19 Financial Support page.
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