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Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) Scholar Award

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 2012 MAC Annual Meeting:  http://tinyurl.com/mac-scholar.

This year’s meeting will be part of the MLA Quad Chapter Meeting held at the Tremont Plaza Hotel in Baltimore, MD, October 13-16.

Award

One scholarship will be awarded. The selected recipient will receive complimentary conference registration, which includes most meals, lodging at the conference hotel, and a one-year MAC/MLA membership.

Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • A MAC member with 5 or less years of post-MLS experience
  • A first-time attendee at the MAC/MLA Annual meeting
  • Currently employed in a hospital or academic medical center library 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.
  • Committed to attend ENTIRE meeting from October 13-16, 2012.

Submission Guidelines

To be considered for this award, you must:

  • 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 2012 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 Friday, August 24, 2012.

All scholarship applicants will be notified via e-mail by Friday, August 31, 2012.

Please Contact Ryan Harris, MAC Membership and Recruitment Committee Chair, if you have any further questions, rharris@hshsl.umaryland.edu, 410-706-315

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.

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