The Ann Manning Professional Development Grant was created in 2006 with the purpose of enhancing access to professional development opportunities for individual MHLA/ABSM members. Funds available annually will be 10% of the net association budget to a maximum of $500, and are dependent upon the number of applicants.
Ann Manning was a much regarded leader in the field of health sciences librarianship. She was one of the founding members of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and led the W. K. Kellogg Library for many years at Dalhousie University. The MHLA/ABSM Professional Development Grant was named after her in 2014 to honour her memory and her contributions to the field.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis by completing the form below.
Applicant must be a current MHLA/ABSM member.
The Grant committee will consider how many professional developments grants have been received by the applicant in the previous years.
Members of the MHLA/ABSM executive are not eligible for the grant.
Note:The grant may be awarded for direct costs of continuing education opportunities scheduled in conjunction with MHLA/ABSM meetings, CHLA/ABSC or MLA conferences, but not for registration and other costs associated with attending those conferences.
Whether the activity is an accredited MHLA/ABSM, CHLA/ABSC or MLA continuing education activity.
Availability of funding from other sources for the requester to attend professional development activities.
Availability of relevant professional development activities in the applicant's geographic region.
Relevance of the professional development activity to the improvement of health and health care by promoting excellence in access to information.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with the cycle starting April 1 and ending March 31 each year. Applications will be considered until available funds for the year are exhausted.
The Association president will report all grants made to the Association membership at the spring meeting.
Applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application within one month of receipt of the application by the CE Coordinator. All enquiries and correspondence concerning the grant should be directed to the MHLA/ABSM Vice President.
If the recipient of a grant is unable to attend the funded professional development activity, or if the activity is cancelled, the amount of the grant must be returned to the Association.
Within four weeks of the completion of the activity, recipients of the grant must submit a brief report on the activity and its benefit to the MHLA/ABSM Vice President.
Questions? Comments? MHLA.ABSM@gmail.com