Library Student Outreach Award
Call for Applications
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR), under contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of a Library Student Outreach Award up to $1,000 to attend the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2013 in East Peoria, IL. The purpose of this award is to allow students to participate in meetings, conference sessions and other activities designed for them to learn about the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by librarians in the Greater Midwest Region. If you have questions regarding this award, please contact Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator. Email Jacqueline .
Deadline for applications: September 6, 2013
Library students currently attending a graduate program in Library or Information Sciences located in the Greater Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) or who are currently attending a graduate program in Library or Information Sciences and reside in the GMR are eligible to apply.
The GMR intends to fund up to five (5) awards. This award is intended to cover approved expenses, up to $1,000 per student, related to conference attendance, including: registration, travel, lodging, and per diem.
Period of Performance
October 5, 2013 – October 7, 2013
- Download the application to submit via email
- Provide a copy of resume or curriculum vitae
- Provide a letter of recommendation from library faculty or other library professional
The evaluation criteria are listed in the order of relative importance with points assigned for evaluation purposes. Applications will be scored against these criteria, so please be certain that all criteria have been addressed. Applications will be reviewed internally by GMR staff. Total Possible Points: 20
- Applicant's demonstrated interest and/or experience in health information outreach (10 points)
- Applicant's description of how this award could impact future career goals (5 points).
- Strength of the applicant's letter of recommendation. The letter should describe why the applicant is well-suited for this award (3 points)
- Inclusion of a well-defined plan to use the information gained from the conference with fellow library students, colleagues or by performing future outreach activities (2 points)
During the Conference
During the conference, recipients are required to:
- Attend the conference for at least two (2) days
- Attend as many of the scientific and poster sessions as possible
- Attend the Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet
- Staff the NN/LM GMR exhibit booth for an assigned period
- Retain receipts for travel and lodging for items over $10, excluding meals, and submit for reimbursement on the GMR Expense Report after the conference; reimbursement for meals will be covered by a fixed per diem
After the Conference
Within 30 days after the conference, award recipients are required to submit a final report via the NN/LM Outreach Application and Online Contract Reports System at: https://outreach.nlm.nih.gov. The GMR will provide instructions on accessing and using the system. The report should cover a variety of topics including:
- What was learned from any presentations, paper and poster sessions attended
- Description of compelling outreach projects by librarians in the Greater Midwest Region
- Ideas for future outreach services
Publications Resulting from NN/LM Funded Projects
As of April 7, 2008, final peer-reviewed manuscripts arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PMC (PubMed Central) upon acceptance for publication. The NIH Public Access Policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm ) ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PMC (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ ) upon acceptance for publication.
To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm ) requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. The NIH Public Access site should be consulted for additional information: (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/policy.htm ).
Development of Training Materials
Successful applicants are expected to use or adapt existing training materials before developing new materials. Consult the Medical Library Association (MLA) Educational Clearinghouse, http://cech.mlanet.org prior to developing materials. Training materials developed as part of the award should be submitted to the MLA Educational Clearinghouse.
The Department of Health and Human Services synopsis of Section 508 accessibility requirements, requires that all Federal agencies are obligated to make all electronic and information technology (EIT) that they develop, maintain or use compliant with Section 508. EIT purchases made on or after June 25, 2001, are subject to Section 508.
Federal regulations and guidelines (e.g., Section 501 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) require equal access for individuals with disabilities. Therefore, Federal agencies are required, upon request, to provide information and data to individuals with disabilities through an alternative means of access that can be used by the individuals.
The National Library of Medicine is a part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recipients of National Library of Medicine funding through the NN/LM must also meet these requirements.
The awardee shall acknowledge the support of the National Library of Medicine whenever publicizing the work under this award in any media by including an acknowledgment substantially as follows:
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Availability of Funding
The following statement is required to be included in this solicitation to comply with regulations for annual appropriation of federal funds:
All awards issued under the NLM Contract with University of Illinois at Chicago are subject to the Government's availability of appropriated funds in compliance of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.232-18, Availability of Funds. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.This icon designates a link outside the NN/LM GMR Web site and indicates a non-GMR hosted resource.
All awards spanning more than a 12 month period of performance are subject to FAR Clause 52.232-20, "Limitation of Costs"; FAR Clause 52.232-22, "Limitation of Funds", under the NLM Prime Contract.