The MLA’14 National Program Committee is looking for winning strategies that MLA members have used to obtain funding from their institutions or employers for an MLA annual meeting. Two prizes of $500 each will be awarded for the most original, interesting, and compelling “asks” for funding.
Submitting your strategy or story will help build a repository of tips, methods, and examples of how you and your colleagues were able to successfully secure institutional funding to attend MLA.
Entries can be submitted until midnight on January 31, 2014 Central time.
Winners will be notified by February 15, 2014, and the winning entries will be reported in the February 20, 2014, issue of MLA-FOCUS. All submissions will be displayed online and available for your fellow librarians to read and learn from. Please note: Your name will only be known to contest judges.
Also, please visit the Sources of Funding to Support MLA Attendance page to learn about opportunities for funding assistance.
The National Program Committee has pulled together information on a variety of section, chapter, and national resources to support attendance at the MLA annual meeting. These details have been collected in a table linked in the sidebar of this blog – updates will be made as they become available. Check out the list today, and cross “get support for MLA attendance” off your to-do list!
A number of awards, honors, and scholarships are available to recognize our outstanding colleagues, support members and students with scholarships, and get financial support for meeting attendance. Deadlines are approaching soon, so nominate someone for an award or apply for a scholarship today!
Each year, members of the Medical Library Association honor individual achievements of high order in specific areas of librarianship. Nominations are invited for some awards; for others, qualified individuals may submit papers. Nomination forms and applications for awards are listed on the MLA Awards and Honors page; the deadline is November 1, 2013.
Grants and Scholarships
MLA grants and scholarships are awarded each year to support meeting attendance, research, continuing education, and the education of library science students. The September 2013 issue of MLA News provides info on the available grants and scholarships for 2014. The MLA Grants and Scholarships Committee is now accepting applications, due by December 1, 2013, except where exceptions are listed in the article.