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MLA Grants and Scholarships – Applications Open

The Medical Library Association (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.

New to the Profession
Rising Star Program: Matches an MLA member with a mentor in a project-based curriculum for a 2-year leadership development program.

Rittenhouse Award: Recognizes the best unpublished paper on medical librarianship.

Mid-Career Professionals
Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award: Recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding, sustained service to MLA and the health sciences library profession.

Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year: Recognizes an academic medical librarian at mid-career who demonstrates significant achievement, the potential for leadership, and continuing excellence.

Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship: Recognizes an MLA member who has made significant contributions to the profession through overall distinction or leadership in areas related to hospital librarianship.

Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences: Recognizes distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences. Ida and George

Ida and George Eliot Prize: Awarded for a published work that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship.

Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award: Recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level.

Murray Gottlieb Prize: Recognizes the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and the allied sciences written by a health sciences librarian. It is sponsored by the MLA History of the Health Sciences Section.

Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award: Honors outstanding practicing librarians or library educators in the field of health sciences librarianship and informatics.

Thomson Reuters/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award: Recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of technology to the delivery of health sciences information, to the science of information, or to the facilitation of the delivery of health sciences information.

Proven Leader
Fellowship and Honorary Membership: Awarded to MLA members (fellowship) and nonmembers (honorary membership) for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA.

Marcia C. Noyes Award: MLA’s highest professional distinction recognizes a career that has resulted in lasting and outstanding contributions to medical librarianship.

MLA Award for Distinguished Public Service: Recognizes a person whose exemplary actions have served to advance the health, welfare, and intellectual freedom of the public.

Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award: Recognizes outstanding service and contributions to rural and underserved communities by a practicing health sciences librarian. The award is presented annually by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. MLA supports this award.

President’s Award: Presented to an MLA member for a notable or important contribution made during the past association year.

International Focus
T. Mark Hodges International Service Award: Honors outstanding individual achievement in promoting, enabling, and/or delivering improvements in the quality of health information internationally through the development of health information professionals, the improvement of libraries, or an increased use of health information services.

Chapters and Sections
Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year: Recognizes excellence by an MLA chapter for a special project or innovative programing that contributes to the profession of health sciences librarianship.

MLA Section Project of the Year Award: Recognizes an MLA section project that demonstrates professional excellence through advocacy, leadership, service, technology, or innovations that enhance health sciences librarianship.

In addition to the national awards listed here, MLA Sections and Chapters also honor individuals who contribute to the profession.

Lectureships  
Janet Doe Lectureship: Awarded to individuals for their unique perspectives on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship.

Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship: Chosen for their ability to discuss subjects related to biomedical communications.

John P. McGovern Award Lectureship: Significant national or international figures who speak on a topic of importance to health sciences librarianship at the association’s annual meeting.

Have a question? Contact MLA’s awards coordinator.  For more information visit the MLA website.

Research Grant available from Southern Chapter / Medical Library Association

Are you planning a research project?  Could you use support to pay for all or parts of the costs of your study?  If so, please consider applying for the Southern Chapter Research Grant!  (see http://www.scmla.org/home/research_grants)

The Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association provides grant support for research projects in order to promote and stimulate excellence in the field of health science librarianship and the information sciences. Grants may be used to support all or part of the costs of a study, up to a maximum of $1000. The SC/MLA Research Project Grants are awarded at the Annual Meeting.

Before submitting a full application for a research grant, applicants must submit, by May 15th, a letter of intent . By June 15, if the letter of intent is accepted, applicants will be assigned a volunteer research mentor and invited to submit a full proposal. The full proposal is due by August 1st.

For specifics about the Letter of Intent, due May 15, please  see: http://scmla.org/home/sites/default/files/docsabout/resletter_intent.pdf

Please contact Lee Vucovich directly with further questions.
lvucovi@uab.edu  (205-934-2230)
Southern Chapter Research Committee Chair

Legacy Scholarship Applications Due January 10, 2014

Recommend a student or consider applying for the annual GHSLA Legacy Scholarship.  The Legacy Scholarship was established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a library and information studies program who intends to pursue a career in health sciences librarianship. The individual must be a current student attending an accredited program with a minimum of 9 earned credit hours.  The scholarship will cover registration for the Annual GHSLA meeting and one nights lodging.  For eligibility guidelines and more information check out the application here:  Legacy Scholarship Application.

The application packet must be received by January 10, 2014.

December 1st Deadline for MLA Grants and Scholarships

Don’t forget to check out the grants and scholarships available annually from the Medical Library Association.  MLA offers a variety of scholarships and grants to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to take advantage of opportunities for continuing professional development.  Click here for more info.