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Last chance to apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

Greeting HSLM members - the deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award is next Tuesday. Are you thinking about attending your first Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting? If you have a master's degree in library/information science and have never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting before, apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

Two $500 awards are available to support attendance at the Chapter's 2010 meeting, scheduled for September 24-28 in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Best Western Inn on the Park. Please see http://midwestmla.org/conference2010/ for additional information about the meeting.

New this year: the Award is now open to ALL library science graduates, not just library science graduates who are currently employed as library professionals.

For the application and more information about the Professional Development Award, see the Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards page: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/. The deadline for applications is August 17, 2010. Spread the word to any potential first-time attendees you know!

To qualify, applicants must be:
-A current member of the Midwest Chapter/MLA (can join online now for $20: http://midwestmla.org/membership/)
-A resident of one of the following nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin.

In addition, applicants must have:
-A master's degree in library/information science
-Never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting.

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