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(via Amanda McCormick, University at Buffalo)

As part of Code4Lib’s ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that prevent participation for underrepresented groups, and to achieving a balanced representation of the human experience, we are pleased to announce that we are now seeking applicants for our 2022 Diversity Scholarship program.

The Diversity Scholarship Committee hopes to award multiple scholarships, based on merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1,500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants from North America–with the potential for a few international scholarships of up to $3,000–to attend the 2022 Code4Lib Conference in Buffalo, New York. Please check the Conference website for updates on the event as they become available.

The deadline for applications is Monday January 31, at 10:59 PM CDT. For more information, and to apply, please go here.

The Scholarship will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations up front to scholarship awardees. Other incidentals like travel and meals may be reimbursed based on the amount awarded. Reimbursement will be managed independently at the Conference. Pairing up housing with other Scholarship awardees or Conference attendees may also be accommodated.

Please contact code4libaward@gmail.com with any questions about this arrangement. We want to ensure that financial issues do not discourage anyone from applying to this award. The Scholarship Committee will notify all applicants by Tuesday, February 15,​ regardless of award results.

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(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Past President)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award will give academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It will also present Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. IACRL welcomes submissions on all subjects relevant to Illinois academic and research libraries.

The criteria for submissions, along with the process for choosing winners, are available here. ​The deadline for submitting a scholarly work is 5:00 PM Central Time on Monday, February 7. Please send your submission to Sue Franzen, IACRL Awards Committee Chair, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. If possible, send a link to the scholarly work; otherwise, submit it as an attachment, preferably as a PDF or in Word. If the work does not already contain an abstract or summary, please include one in the e-mail (a paragraph would suffice).

Once the Awards Committee has received the submissions and confirmed that they meet the criteria, voting will take place via electronic ballot in February or March. Voting will last for 30 days. The Awards Committee will then announce the winners, and those individuals will have the opportunity to present their work in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Franzen, at srfranz@ilstu.edu. Thank you very much.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the NNLM webinar “Grants and Proposal Writing”. It will take place on Thursday, February 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This live webinar is worth 1.00 hour of MLA CE credit. A description and the link to registration are below.

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addresse​d, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to complete the following tasks.

1. Identify online resources to search for funding
2. Describe the basic sections of a proposal
3. Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
4. Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To create one, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Susan Lessick, University of California – Irvine)

Good news for those interested in learning the right skills to conduct high-quality research. MLA’s Research Training Institute (RTI) has extended the deadline for 2022-23 applicants to Monday, January 31.

RTI transforms library professionals ​with any level of research skills into experts who are able to independently conduct a quality research project. RTI training covers all stages of designing, implementing, and communicating a successful health information research project.
Know anyone who could benefit from this program? Encourage them to apply!

Participants develop effective research questions, select a research design, identify the components of a research project, collect, manage, and analyze data, publish and present the results of a research project, and much more.

Past RTI Fellows report experiencing enhanced career opportunities after participating in the program. Here’s what some of them have said about their RTI experience.

“Participating in the RTI has been like getting a mini-PhD.”

“Excellent instructors, curriculum content, and course readings”

“RTI has helped me approach my research ideas from a place of empowerment instead of apprehension.”

“I now feel confident in my ability to forge forth with a project I’m passionate about.”

“One of the most productive and professional fulfilling milestones of my career.”

For more information, and to apply, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association is pleased to announce that applications for our new Inclusive Travel Grants for National Conferences are now being accepted. Each year, five $1,000 stipends (no reimbursement) will be awarded to librarians and library staff who have faced structural barriers to national participation, including those eligible for the ALA’s Spectrum Scholarships, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQUIA+, and rural librarians or library staff.

The grants can be used to attend a variety of conferences, including the American Library Association Annual Conference, the Public Library Association Annual Conference, the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference, and the REFORMA Annual Conference, among others.

The deadline for the first-round of applications for this year is Tuesday, February 1, and recipients will be announced by Tuesday, February 15. Additional information is available here. If you have any questions about the grants, please contact ILA, at ila@ila.org.

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(via the National Library of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine seeks recent graduates, including early- and second-career librarians, interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries to participate in a one-year fellowship that fosters the development of aspiring library leaders.

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

Fellows will:

  • ​select and participate on projects ranging from o​perations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, common data elements
  • grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established set of workshops
  • develop skills in data science, foundations for leadership
  • receive support from experienced mentors
  • attend professional conferences

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a series of workshops in library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development, and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the extensive engagement and education program. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with NLM staff over a six-month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Li​brary of Medicine.

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. The Fellowship may be virtual in 2022-2023.

When: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Stipend: $60,129; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past five years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: Friday, January 28, 2022

Apply online here. Applications and additional information are available online at “Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply”.

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator, at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

Who is eligible?

All U.S. citizens who will have earned an MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by June 2022. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. NLM is committed to recruiting and developing a workforce that is inclusive of a broad range of underrepresented people, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. NLM’s commitment to workforce diversity extends to advocating for diversity of thought and plurality of methods. A commitment to diversity is grounded in the belief that full participation of a diverse workforce improves team performance, engendering robust array of knowledge representations as well as culturally appropriate means of supporting discovery and delivering health information.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

The Medical Library Association invites MSLIS students to apply for one of its student scholarships. The deadline is Thursday, January 6. Please see below for more details.

The Medical Library Association wants to support your excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship through its student scholarships. Each scholarship awards up to either $1,000 or $5,000 to a library science student entering a Master’s program at an ALA-accredited graduate library school or at the time of the granting of the scholarship (March) have completed no more than one-half of the academic requirements of the graduate program. The recipient will also receive a one-year student membership in the Medical Library Association and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

Please see the scholarship websites below for details, eligibility, terms, and how to apply.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Walden, at rachel.l.walden@vanderbilt.edu.

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(via Mary Beth Riedner, retired)

Applications are now being accepted for a new grant to encourage libraries to begin or expand their services to those living with dementia. Two $2,500 grants will be awarded in 2022.

The grant, entitled the Stephen T. Riedner Grant for Life Enhancing Library Programs for People Living with Dementia, is being administered by ALA’s RUSA Division. You do not need to be a member of ALA or RUSA to apply, however. More information about how to apply can be found here.

Grant submissions could include, but are not limited to, the following topics.

  • ​inclusion – welcoming this population into the library/community
  • staff dementia awareness training
  • person-centered focus – address their unique needs as individuals with their own interests, abilities, and history
  • literacy activities that promote the use of books and reading as at least one component of programming (which of course can include art, music, exercise, nature, etc. as well)
  • academic research into reading and dementia
  • developing partnerships with local organizations that also serve those living with dementia

The grant nomination process is simple, but there is a deadline of Friday, February 11. Please feel free to apply for this seed funding to help turn your creative ideas into reality!

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Susan Lessick–University of California, Irvine)

Are you a library professional who wants to take your research skills to the next level? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue but do not know where to start and need support to carry it through? The MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, highly effective, and collaborative online research and support program. RTI assessment findings show that the RTI learning model is sound, effective, and increases the research skills, confidence, and productivity of participants. Librarians of all levels of professional experience who provide health information services, collections, and support, and want to contribute to improving library and health care outcomes, are encouraged to apply to the RTI program.

The Institute is a one-year online program that consists of a series of online modules in advanced research methods, along with mentoring by faculty experts and peer coaches, including Northwestern University’s Karen Gutzman. Participants will prepare and implement a research project, and they will have an opportunity to present findings at the MLA 2023 Annual Conference. RTI 2022 features an expanded research curriculum and greater affordability and flexibility for participants.

Applications re now being accepted through Wednesday, January 12, for the 2022 cohort of RTI research fellows. Accepted applicants will be notified in March 2022. See the RTI website for eligibility requirements and selection criteria, along with additional information on the Institute. The Institute offers many scholarship opportunities for professionals from small libraries, engaging in DEI research, and for those with limited financial means.

Please contact Projector Director Susan Lessick, at slessick@uci.edu, with any questions.

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(via the American Library Association)

ALA invites library workers to apply for the Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant, an annual award supporting innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries.

The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant recognizes, promotes and supports innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. It will provide two grants of $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts.

Libraries are invited to apply by designing and outlining activities for a library-led community engagement project. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members – be they library patrons, residents, faculty, students, or local organizations – to address issues for the betterment of the community.

Each year, the grant will focus on supporting a community engagement project with a specific theme. For the 2021-2022 cycle, libraries are invited to submit applications for a community engagement project that focuses on a social justice issue of importance in their communities. Examples of potential topics include racial justice, climate justice, or addressing the digital divide.

Libraries should work collaboratively with community members and at least one partner organization to develop a project that addresses a local issue and builds upon community assets.

Project activities to be covered by the grant may include developing community engagement programs and services; partnering with a community agency that builds the capacity of the community to address an important concern/issue; or creating a program or event that connects the library to a community-identified aspiration or concern.

Last year’s grant was won by Albany (N.Y.) Public Library for their Branching Out program, a community initiative that aims to uplift local Black voices in music and art.

Applications will be accepted between Wednesday, December 1, 2021, and Tuesday, February 1, 2022. View the full award guidelines and apply online here.

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