I thought briefly about changing the title of this blog post because it sounds like one of those spam messages you get, but it isn’t spam. It is real! If you are a member of MLA you have a chance to win $400 toward the Annual Meeting in Seattle and TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
The National Program Committee for the 2012 meeting in Seattle, WA are looking for the best methods people used to justify their attendance at a meeting to receive funding from their institution. There will be two $400 prizes to be used toward either registration or travel expenses to the 2012 meeting. The two prizes will be awarded to one hospital librarian and one academic medical librarian for the most original, funny, interesting, and best method for acquiring funding from their institution.
You must submit your story online by 11:59pm November 1, 2011. Winners will be notified by November 25, 2011 and there stories will be listed in the January 2012 MLA News. All submissions will be displayed online and available at http://mla2012contest.wikispaces.com/ for your fellow librarians to read and learn from. By participating in this contest, not only do you have the chance to win money to help pay for next year’s meeting, but you are sharing your successful funding strategies which can serve as a resource to other librarians who may need a little help getting institutional support.
To enter the contest go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2T8K9LJ
You must be an MLA member to win.
Nervous about seeing your name in lights about how you got your institution to support your attendance? That is fine. We have set it up so that you can participate in the contest but your name will be withheld from the online public site and will only be known to contest judges.
So hurry up time is running out. The wiki listing the stories is current as of 10/20/11 10:30 est, so look through them and submit your story at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2T8K9LJ. If you are looking for ideas on how to get money to attend MLA ’12 read the stories, maybe one of them will work for you!
It is $400 people! Get typing!