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Sewell Stipend to Attend APHA 2011 – Call for Applicants

Announcement from the Public Health/Health Administration Section, Medical Library Association

Are you a librarian? Do you work in public health? If so, you should consider attending the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting this year in Washington, DC from October 29 – November 2, 2011. This year’s theme is Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies.

This should be a particularly great year to attend as a librarian, since librarians do a lot of important community work. Our public health impact can be seen both directly through health literacy projects and outreach as well as indirectly through education of future nurses, doctors, and public health workers. And, there is funding available through the Sewell Fund to help subsidize costs of attendance at the meeting!

What can you expect from attending APHA? Librarian attendees from the past 10 years report a wide variety of outcomes from attending the meeting. Outcomes range from being written into grants; having parts of their salaries paid by other departments; being asked to give presentations at local, state, national, and international meetings; being asked to become regular faculty members in schools of public health; and in general earning the respect of their public health colleagues.

Please visit our website (listed below) to learn the full details of the Sewell Stipend and download an application today! The deadline for applications is Friday July 29, 2011!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any one of the committee members listed on our site.

Hope to see you there!
Barbara Folb and Joey Nicholson
Co-Chairs, Client Relations Committee 2011
Public Health/Health Administration Section
Medical Library Association

Joey Nicholson, MLIS
Education and Curriculum Librarian
NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Health Sciences Libraries

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