GRANTS for Midwest MLA ’14! Due by June 30!

Are you a first time attendee of the Midwest Chapter’s conference?  There’s a grant for that!

Are you a regular member who wants free money?  There’s a grant for that!

We have two grants available (with two awards each) for first time attendees and regular members to win $500 for travel and FREE conference registration!  That’s 4 grants total!

All you have to do is send in an application, a current cv/resume, and a letter documenting why you need the grant by JUNE 30, 2014!

For more details and the application forms, check out the awards here: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

 

Last call! FREE ticket to MLA Roundtables Lunch

It’s only one or two paragraphs to put your bid in!  I eat,  you eat, we all eat, so why not eat at MLA for free?

The deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA’s Free Lunch Award WAS Friday, March 14th. But, if you missed it, throw something together and get it to Jere Odell (jdodell at iupui dot edu) this week.

This is your chance to have the Midwest Chapter cover the cost of the Chapter Council Roundtables Luncheon at MLA in Chicago.  Do it!  It’s easy and fun and everyone loves a free lunch! Apply today.

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The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Chicago, IL on Sunday, May 18th (noon-2pm).  See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions.  The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014 (which has passed, but you now have until the 21st).

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of the many topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table.

For a list of topics, visit: http://chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/home/2014topics

Requirements:

*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Go here to join: http://midwestmla.org/membership/

*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago AND pre-register for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).

*Tickets are $50 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.

*The two winners will be reimbursed $50 each after the meeting.

 

Applications must include:

*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.

*The specific roundtable that was selected.

*A paragraph or two describing “Why I Deserve a Free Lunch.”

Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

Want to win free lunch at MLA? Deadline Friday 3/14

The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Chicago, IL on Sunday, May 18th (noon-2pm).  See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions.  The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014.

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of the many topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table.

For a list of topics, visit: http://chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/home/2014topics

Requirements:

*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Go here to join: http://midwestmla.org/membership/

*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago AND pre-register for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).

*Tickets are $50 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.

*The two winners will be reimbursed $50 each after the meeting.

Applications must include:

*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.

*The specific roundtable that was selected.

*A paragraph or two describing “Why I Deserve a Free Lunch.”

Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

Hospital librarian presenting at MLA? Apply for HLS’ Professional Development award!

The Professional Development Committee of the Hospital Library Section invites HLS members to apply for a Professional Development Award. The purpose of the HLS Professional Development Award is to recognize those papers and/or posters at the MLA Annual Meeting that best represent hospital librarianship. Up to four
$500 awards will be given for 2014.

To be eligible, the applicant must have a poster or paper accepted at the MLA Annual Meeting of the year in which the Award will be given, and the applicant must be a current HLS member. The applicant must provide the title and abstract of the paper or poster with the application. The application must be received by March 3rd.

For the application and for more info visit the HLS blog.

 

To submit your application, please email the chair of the Professional Development Committee: Ene Belleh, ebelleh at christianacare dot org. A signed application form with the title and abstract of the paper or poster to be presented must be received no later than March 3rd, 2014.

One month left! Get a GMR grant to help your library and your patrons!

Have you gotten any free money lately?  No?  Well, there’s still time to apply for an NNLM GMR grant!  There are even more grants now, giving you more opportunities for funding.  See http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ for more information

This year’s grants include:

Award Type Description Maximum Award Submission Deadline

Community College Library

Promote projects that encourage the use of the products and services of the National Library of Medicine by community college librarians. $2,500 March 14, 2014

Community Engagement

Improve access to biomedical information for specific community populations by designing, implementing, planning and/or evaluating smaller scale outreach projects. $4,500 March 14, 2014

Exhibit and Event

Exhibit at health programs, fairs and related events sponsored by local and state health associations, community organizations, academic institutions, and library associations. $1,200 Rolling

Hospital Library

Propose projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand the involvement of library staff in hospital-wide initiatives. $4,500 March 14, 2014

Student Outreach

Allows GMR graduate library and information students to participate in meetings, conference sessions and other activities designed for them to learn about the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by librarians in the Midwest. $1,000 Closed

Target Project

Fund projects that address specific identified needs of the current NN/LM contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, and minority populations. $15,000 March 14, 2014

Technology Improvement

Improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals and health care consumers through the application of technologies. $4,500 March 14, 2014

MLA- Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

The Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research in the history of information science. The $5000 fellowship, established in 2013, is to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledgebase in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship.  Health sciences librarians and information scientists, health professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators are eligible. Applicants must have a master’s or doctor’s degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences. The fellowship is not designed to support research for a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis.

The award is not restricted to disbursement in a single year and funding may be disbursed over a period of up to two years depending on the needs of the research fellow. The award may be used to supplement or extend other awards, including other private or government-supported fellowships, but is not contingent on receiving other awards.  Please see the MLA Grants and Scholarships page  (http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/)  on MLANET for more information. The submission deadline is December 1.

Free money to attend Midwest MLA conference! Apply by FRIDAY!

Have you applied yet??  It’s FULL registration and $500 for travel. There are multiple awards available for students, first time attendees, and regular members! For more info on the awards, see: midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Applications are due to Jere Odell by May 17th, 2013, so don’t delay!

If you have any questions, contact Liz Fine Weinfurter (eweinfur at umn dot edu or 612-624-6492) or Jere Odell (jdodell at iupui dot edu  or 317-274-5992).

 

 

New scholarships for chapter meeting! Apply NOW!

Exciting news from the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Awards and Scholarships Committee!  We’ve been listening to our members, and after approval at the Board meeting last week, the awards to support attendance at the Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting just got BETTER!!!

There is a NEW award to support meeting attendance that is open to anyone (not just students and first-time attendees), and now all meeting support awards include a FREE full conference registration as well as $500 to help cover your travel.  Additionally, the deadlines have been moved to May 17th, to give you much more time to plan for conference attendance.

Check out the awards page for complete eligibility and application

information: midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Annual Meeting Grant (midwestmla.org/committees/awards/)

Supports the attendance of librarians and library staff at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting. Two $500 awards with free, full conference registration are available each year.

First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant (midwestmla.org/committees/awards/)

Supports the first-time attendance of Midwest Chapter members at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting. Two $500 awards with free full conference registration are available each year.

Learn more about the 2013 annual meeting, held in East Peoria, IL from October 4-8: hsli.org/midwestmla2013/

Also, don’t forget that papers and posters are eligible for Research Awards!  More info at midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Applications are due to Jere Odell by May 17th, 2013, so don’t delay!

If you have any questions, contact Liz Fine Weinfurter (eweinfur at umn dot edu or 612-624-6492) or Jere Odell (jdodell at iupui dot edu  or 317-274-5992).

Deadline approaching!! MLA grants available!

MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

Application Deadline: December 1, 2012

The Medical Library Association invites applications for its Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant. The MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant is awarded annually to support projects that will promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. Grants will not be given to support an activity that is operational in nature or has only local usefulness. Grants range up to $1,000, and more than 1 grant may be awarded in a year. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2012, and the application form is available at http://mlanet.org/awards/grants/. For questions, please contact Kathleen Amos, Jury Chair, at kamos at phf dot org.