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(via Joseph Harzbecker, Boston University)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the MLA Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500. The grant will not exceed $500 (or $250 in the case of two recipients).

Past Grant Recipients

2022: Shannon Compton, PhD, AHIP
2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
2018: Natalie Clairoux
2017: Shirley Zhao
2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, may be found here. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM CDT.

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(via Cecilia Smith, University of Chicago)

The Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) awarded the University of Chicago Library a National Leadership Grant to support the hosting of national forums on GIS librarianship. Organized in collaboration with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), the project–GIS Librarians for Open Workflows, or GLOW–will focus on the workflows of librarians and library staff charged with supporting geographic information systems (GIS) and its use across diverse academic disciplines. The grant will support multiple in-person forums, workshops, and coordination of existing and new open educational resources (OERs).

Apply now here to attend the in-person forum that will take place December 7-9 (Wednesday-Friday), 2022, at the University of Chicago Library. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 7, and applicants will be notified of decisions by Friday, October 21.

Travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be reimbursed for the applicants selected to participate.

Leading the project is Cecilia Smith, Director of Digital Scholarship at the UChicago Library and former GIS and Maps Librarian, in collaboration with Diana Sinton, Senior Research Fellow at the UCGIS. The Library will host exchanges with librarians around their existing consulting and instructional workflows and practices, and their development and use of open educational resources (OERs). To provide meaningful relevance for the GIS librarian community as a whole, the forums will ground these exchanges in concrete examples from social justice, health, and infrastructure application areas. The two forums being planned will inform the production and deployment of the commonly duplicated workflows and activities undertaken within university library contexts, building on shared vocabularies and practices. A second focal area includes review of current and future digital platforms regularly used as portals for data search and dissemination.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. The IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries “support projects of national impact that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance theory and practice.”

Please direct questions about the GLOW Forums to Cecilia Smith, at ceciliasmith@uchicago.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available. The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master’s degree level. Get your application in early. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Scholarships range from $2,500 to $8,000 per student per year. They include scholarships for students who are interested in children’s librarianship, youth librarianship, federal librarianship, new media and library automation. In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master’s level program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA. Take a look at the application and instructions (https://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships) and get started working on your application now.

Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Complete guidelines and instructions for the nationally reviewed and recognized CAEP/AASL school librarianship education programs are available on the American Association of School Librarians, or AASL, website.

The scholarship process is open annually from September through March. For more information, visit the ALA Scholarship page or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

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(via Anna Biszaha, The Ohio State University)

Now is the time to apply for the Medical Informatics Career Development Grant from the Medical Library Association!

The grant award provides one individual with up to $1,500 to support a career development activity that will contribute to the advancement of the field of medical informatics.

If you have been wanting to take a course or attend a conference related to informatics but haven’t had the funds, then this is an opportunity worth exploring! MLA membership is required. Medical Informatics Caucus membership is preferred, but not a requirement.

The application deadline is Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Please note that incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

For further information or to apply, see the grant information page.

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(via Donald Pearson, Kent State University)

The 2022 Midwest Chapter/MLA (Medical Library Association) and IHSLA (Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association) Annual Meeting is taking place in Bloomington, Indiana, from Saturday, October 22, to Monday, October 24.

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Awards and Scholarships Committee has grants and awards available to give away for this year’s meeting! Applications are now open for the following grants and awards.

  • Annual Meeting Grant
  • First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant
  • Student Annual Meeting Grant
  • Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award

To learn more and apply, please go here. The deadline is Friday, September 30, so don’t delay!

Please contact Donald Pearson, 2021-22 Past-President of the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association, at dpearso7@kent.edu with any questions.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA | No Comments »

(via Michelle Zafron, University at Buffalo)

Do you have a colleague who has made a substantial contribution to medical librarianship? Would they give a compelling lecture at the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting? Please take the time to nominate the person for the Janet Doe Lectureship award, one of the most prestigious awards given by the Medical Library Association. Self-nominations are also welcome.

The recipient will deliver one of the key plenary sessions at the 2024 Annual MLA Conference in Portland, OR, from May 18 to 21 (Saturday-Tuesday). The lecturer receives a $500 honorarium, and up to $1,700 to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for travel, one-day hotel and per diem, conference registration, guest tickets for non-MLA members, and expenses related to research or preparation of the presentation.

When preparing your nomination, please review the award criteria and required documentation described here. Please remember to include evidence of the nominee’s public-speaking skills.

Nominations are due by Saturday, October 15, 2022. Submit nominations using the online form on the Janet Doe Lectureship page (see above link).

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Loren Hackett, Cleveland Clinic)

Whether you are in the middle of your career, new to it all, or have worked for many years, the HLC/MLA (Hospital Library Caucus of the Medical Library Association) Professional Development Grant is an amazing opportunity for a professional journey into education or research.

The grant is open to librarians working in a hospital, health system or similar clinical setting. 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 hiring a statistician to help with survey design or analyses.

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 Hospital Libraries Section/MLA caucus membership is preferred.

For more on eligibility criteria and to submit an application, please visit here. Complete the online form and upload all documents no later than Tuesday, November 15, at 11:59 PM CDT. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

Questions? Please contact Loren Hackett at hacketl@ccf.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Development | No Comments »

(via the American Library Association)

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). The ALA EL program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country and Canada to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.

An ALA division, round table, ethnic association affiliate, state chapter or school library media association affiliate will sponsor approximately two-thirds of the selected applicants. Each sponsor will contribute a minimum of $1,000 toward expenses of attending the ALA LibLearnX and Annual Conference ($500 for each conference). Sponsorship is not required for participation in the program. A list of sponsoring units is included as part of the online application.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 9, 2022. To submit an application, go here. Before applying, please read the program information on the Emerging Leaders webpage.

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(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) is pleased to announce the availability of a second round of applications for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) as part of the Illinois SCOER (Support for Creation of Open Educational Resources) program. This project has been fully funded by an additional $1 million supplemental grant to the University of Illinois System/CARLI, from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, or FIPSE, in the U.S. Department of Education.

While the primary focus for the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants remains courses related to “The Human Condition: Care, Development, and Lifespan”, we have expanded the focus to include any subject area for large enrollment courses with high textbook costs.

CARLI will award a minimum of eight grants as part of Illinois SCOERs. Each applicant team may request up to $60,000.

CARLI recommends that interested parties fill out the Illinois SCOERs Intent to Apply form by Friday, September 30. For detailed information and to access the application materials, view the Illinois SCOERs Notice of Funding Opportunity.

CARLI will host informational Zoom workshops to discuss the grant and to walk future applicants through the application process. These workshops will be held on the following dates.

Tuesday, September 6, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM CDT–register here

Thursday, September 15, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM CDT–register here

Wednesday, September 28, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM CDT–register here

Attending a workshop is not required. Each workshop will cover the same information, interested people need only attend one session.

For those that are interested in collaborating but need help finding like-minded team members, CARLI will host two MeetGreetCollaborate sessions, on the following dates.

Monday, September 19, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT–register here

Monday, September 26, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT–register here

If you have questions related to the Illinois SCOERs sub-grants or application process feel free to drop by our weekly Office Hour, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT on Thursdays.

Completed application packets should be e-mailed to the project director, Dr. Michele Leigh, at mleigh@uillinois.edu. The submission deadline for the completed application packet, including all requested documents, is Monday, October 31.

For more information, visit our project website. To view the most up-to-date information, join the Illinois SCOERs e-mail list.

The contents of this announcement were developed under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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(via Dr. Michele Leigh, CARLI)

I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone of our upcoming Illinois SCOERs workshops. While these were designed for the Illinois SCOERs awardees, they are open to ALL CARLI members. We hope you will join us.

“Illinois SCOERs: Copyright Basics and Creative Commons Licensing”

Tuesday, August 16, 10:00-11:30 AM CDT

CARLI is pleased to offer a course with Sara Benson, the Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois. This course is designed for the Illinois SCOERs grantees and is open to all CARLI members.

Learn how copyright is formed, licensed, and how to find copyright free or openly licensed images and articles.

Register here.

“Illinois SCOERs: Print your first 3D object”

Tuesday, August 23, 10:00-11:00 AM CDT (rescheduling of earlier workshop)

Come with any questions you have based on your experience so far with your 3D printers. In addition, you will learn how to “slice” your 3D models into 3D printable objects using the free and easy to use Cura software. You will receive a demo of the slicing software as well as on finding free 3D printable objects online. We will end the session with information on your first printing assignment to help get you started.

Register here.

“Illinois SCOERs: What is Accessibility and Why is it Important?”

Wednesday, August 24, 2:00-3:30 PM CDT

CARLI is pleased to offer a course on accessibility with Ann J. Fredricksen, the Coordinator of Accessible Media Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ann will discuss what accessibility is and why it is important for the creation of Open Educational Resources.

Register here.

Additionally, every Thursday, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT, we have an Open Illinois SCOERs office hour, come with questions about the Round 1 projects, applying for Round 2, or anything OER related. Registration is not required. Click here to access the session.

Please contact Dr. Michele Leigh, Open Illinois Senior Coordinator at CARLI, at mleigh@uillinois.edu with any questions.

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