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Midwest Matters December 10th, 2018
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Now accepting applications for Quarter Three Professional Development Award

Posted by on October 8th, 2018 Posted in: Funding


Background/Purpose: The purpose of this award is to assist individuals working in GMR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives.

Eligibility:  Individuals working at organizations that are Network members within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are eligible to apply. For information on membership and to apply, visit our Members page. Membership is free!

Potential Projects: 

    • Attend a professional meeting and enroll in continuing education sessions on health information
    • Attend a workshop on searching for systematic reviews for health sciences librarians that utilize PubMed.
    • Sponsor an instructor to offer a CE session on National Library of Medicine resources at a state or regional meeting for public librarians.
    • Attend a professional meeting and enroll in continuing education sessions on health information

Amount:  Up to $2,500

Additional Funding Information:  All Professional Development awards are made on a cost reimbursement basis.

Funding Period:  Awards will be offered on a quarterly basis and on a first come first serve basis until funding for that quarter is expended.

This award supports the mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Learn more and apply here.

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Image of the author ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi's professional background includes work in public libraries. She currently serves as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) American Library Association (ALA) Advisory Committee. In the past, she has served as an ALA-Councilor-At-Large and on a variety ALA committees. In 2011 she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, and gardening.

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