Registration for the 2020 Spring State Conference Annual Meeting is now open. Visit the annual meeting page for full details and links to register.
This year’s meeting will take place Monday, March 16th – Tuesday, March 17th at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta – Vinings.
GHSLA is also offering two scholarship opportunities this year, the Annual Meeting Member Stipend and the Legacy Scholarship for Students. For more information and to apply, check out the scholarships page. Deadline extended to February 26, 2020.
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).
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 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.
The GHSLA offers stipends for annual meeting travel to both students and to members.
- Member Travel Stipend application is due February 24, 2017.
- Student Scholarship application is due March 3, 2017.
Please follow this link to view the applications and procedures for submission: https://ghsla.org/about/scholarships/