UHMLG New Professional Conference Bursary

The University Health and Medical Librarian’s Group are pleased to announce two bursaries to attend the UHMLG Summer Residential Conference on 18th and 19th June 2012 in York. The theme of the conference in 2012 is “Measuring value and demonstrating impact : the importance of health libraries in a changing world”.

The bursaries are intended to provide new professionals in health, medical or related libraries with an opportunity to attend a two day residential conference and to present and network. To be eligible, candidates must currently work in a health, medical or related library and have less than 5 years post qualification experience. The library can be in any sector. You do not have to be a member of UHMLG to apply.

Recipients will need to prepare a ten minute talk/presentation on what has made the most positive and negative impacts on them in their career to date. This can be anything from the economic environment to an inspirational colleague, for example. The presentation will take place on 18th June at the Royal York Hotel, York.

All expenses for the residential and travel will be met by UHMLG with the travel expenses reimbursed after the conference.

To apply for the bursary, please send a summary (of no more than 500 words) of what your presentation would cover.

Please send applications as Word document attachments to Erika Gavillet ,Chair of UHMLG, (erika.gavillet@ncl.ac.uk)  by 5pm on Mnday 13th May.  Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 20th May. Any queried should be sent to Erika Gavillet at the above email address.

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