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Call for Applications: Symposium: “Post-Pandemic Libraries: The Upcoming Era of Change”

Description:

Library and Information Science students and faculty are eligible for scholarships to Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM)’s upcoming symposium “Post-Pandemic Libraries: The Upcoming Era of Change“. Supported by generous funding from Elsevier, FNLM is offering 43 Registration Scholarships for iSchool or library faculty and students(valued at $85). In addition, Elsevier is funding six year-long student memberships to FNLM (valued at $50).
Criteria:

  • Must be a current student or faculty member in an LIS program
  • Write a short essay on your interest in the symposium (max 1000 characters)
  • To be considered for a student membership, please add a second paragraph of no more than 500 word on your interest in health science librarianship.
  • Must be able to attend the virtual symposium on March 17, 2022, from 10:00 am – 3:15 pm ET

Fine print: All scholarships will be awarded. No more than two awardees from one institution unless the deadline is extended. A random drawing will be made of qualified applicants. Due date is February 18, with notification by February 23. Winners’ names will be sent to FNLM to be registered for the symposium. Award recipients will be asked to complete a survey from Elsevier (no product-oriented marketing).


About the symposium
March 17, 2022
Virtual
The COVID-19 global pandemic instantly reshaped how libraries function – from services to workflows, from technologies to communications. As librarians continue to adjust to these sudden changes, there remains the question of to what degree will these changes stick, especially as the world’s population encounters future global shifts.  Numerous lessons were learned during this pandemic, but which ones will shape and improve the library profession? How will the social artifacts of our current pandemic become embedded in our organizations, creating a “new normal” as well as pathways for new models of work?  How have the information needs and behaviors of our user communities informed our libraries’ adaptations during the pandemic, and how we will continue to meet their diverse needs in the long-term? The keynote speakers and panelists will share and discuss how libraries – particularly in the medical and health sciences fields – can leverage change to create more agile, informed, and impactful libraries and librarians and to forge a more exciting and advanced future for librarianship. Join us as we shape tomorrow’s libraries.
Agenda

Scholarship committee – Kate Flewelling (AAHSL), Gwen Evans (Elsevier) and Jean Shipman (FNLM)
Questions? Email Kate Flewelling ([email protected]

How to apply:

Are you library staff? Apply here (bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2gH5LVSEYp9iMLk)