2013 Meeting Attendance Award Winners Announced

Submitted by Jere Odell,
Chair Midwest Chapter Awards and Scholarships Committee

The Awards and Scholarship Committee of the Midwest Chapter MLA would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 First-Time Attendee Grant and the winners of the 2013 Annual Meeting Grant.

First-Time Attendee Grant winners:

Sandi Bates, of the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences at University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Kelly O’Brien, of the Crawford Library of the Health Sciences, UIC College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois.

As first-time attendees to the annual meeting, Sandi and Kelly will bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to the conference. The Midwest Chapter/MLA First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant supports the first-time attendance of Midwest Chapter members at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting. Each grant includes a free, full conference registration and $500. Two awards are available each year.

Annual Meeting Grant (new in 2013!) Winners:

Susan Schleper, a solo librarian for CentraCare Health in St. Cloud Minnesota, and Elissa Cochran, a solo librarian serving two medical centers in the Central Illinois Region.

Elissa and Susan, like our other applicants, are examples of the creativity and resourcefulness of medical librarians working in Midwest. The Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting Grant supports the attendance of librarians and library staff at the Midwest Chapter/MLA annual meeting. Each grant includes a free, full conference registration and $500. Two awards are available per year.

We look forward to seeing Sandi, Kelly, Susan and Elissa in East Peoria, IL at the Midwest Chapter MLA and HSLI Conference (http://hsli.org/midwestmla2013/) this October.

For more information about the Chapter’s Awards and Scholarships, please visit: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Congratulations, again, to the winners!

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