MAC Conference Scholar Program


The Membership and Recruitment Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association invites new librarians to apply for a conference scholarship to attend the 2018 MAC Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held October 28-30, 2018 in Ocean City, VA.

Award

One scholarship will be awarded. The selected recipient will receive:

  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception
  • Meals that are provided as part of the conference program
  • Lodging at the conference hotel (reimbursed)
  • One-year MAC-MLA membership

The Conference Scholar program does not include travel expenses to the conference (airfare, mileage, or car rental) or meals outside of conference programming on October 28-30, 2018 as defined above. The cost of any continuing education (CE) classes are not included in the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • A MAC member with 5 or less years of post-MLS experience
  • Preference will be given to first time attendees of the MAC Annual Meeting but all new librarian applicants are welcome
  • Currently employed in a medical or health science librarian position in the MAC-MLA region: District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania
  • Willing to submit a one-page report detailing their experience and impression of the meeting to appear in MAC Messages Blog by December 10th, 2018.
  • Committed to attend entire meeting

Past awardees of the MAC Scholarship are not eligible.

Submission Guidelines:

To be considered for this award, you must:

  • Meet all the eligibility criteria
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or library director
  • Submit an essay, (no more than 500 words), describing your interest in participating in the 2018 Conference Scholar Program, your interest in health sciences librarianship, and how attending the MAC-MLA meeting will contribute to your professional development.
  • Submit a current resume and cover letter.

Deadline for Submission

Applicants should email their completed applications to the MAC Conference Scholars Program at macscholars@gmail.com by Saturday, September 1st, 2018.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All scholarship applicants will be notified via e-mail by Friday, September 7th, 2018.

Note: The selection committee requests that applicants not register for the MAC Annual Meeting until notified of their status to avoid the need for refunds.

Please contact Nedelina Tchangalova, nedelina@umd.edu, MAC Membership and Recruitment Committee Chair, if you have any further questions.

MAC Conference Scholar

Year

Recipient(s)

2018 Lauren Wheeler
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland Baltimore