April 4, 2016

Upcoming Honors and Awards

While the deadline is quickly approaching for the Honorary Membership and T. Mark Hodges awards, there are three other great award opportunities with a June 1 deadline. Those scholarships and awards are the Martha C. Watkins Memorial Scholarship, First Time Attendee Scholarship, and Academic Librarian of the Year. Please submit applications/nominations to the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.

Are you interested in taking a course or workshop at the next Southern Chapter annual meeting? Then consider applying for the Martha C. Watkins Memorial Scholarship! It was established in 1996 to honor Martha Watkins and can be used for any necessary expenses in order to take a course at the annual meeting. Applicants who are interested in applying must be current members of SC/MLA and work in a hospital library. Please see the website for further details on applying.

The First Time Attendee Scholarship is perfect for those who are wanting to attend a Southern Chapter annual meeting, but need some funding. The scholarship is designed to pay for registration, travel, accommodation, meals, and one CE course. In order to apply, applicants must answer, “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the SC/MLA annual meeting?” More information can be found on the website.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for his or her work? Then please consider nominating them for the Academic Librarian of the Year Award! Criteria and further information can be found here. The winner will be announced at the Southern Chapter annual meeting.

Remember, the deadline for these scholarships and award is June 1!

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