Call for Applications: MLA Hospital Libraries Section Professional Development Award (deadline March 9)

The Professional Development Committee of the Medical Library Association’s Hospital Libraries Section invites HLS members to apply for a Professional Development Award. If a HLS member has had an abstract or poster accepted by MLA for the 2018 meeting, that member would qualify. The funding could possibly enable a recipient to offset expenditures in order to attend and present during the annual Medical Library Association meeting.

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. A jury made up of section members will rank each submission and decide the award recipients based on the blinded abstracts of the papers/posters. 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 application must be received by March 9 of the year of the Annual Meeting which will be attended. Only one $500.00 will be given to each applicant per year. The applicant must provide the title and abstract of the paper or poster with the application. Up to four awards may be given per year.

To apply, please email the chair of the Professional Development Committee:  Ene Belleh, ene.belleh@uphs.upenn.edu. (Please contact her for a PDF of the application.) A signed application form with the title and abstract of the paper or poster to be presented must be received no later than Friday, March 9. If you have had a paper or poster accepted by MLA for the 2018 annual meeting and are a HLS member, please consider applying.

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