MLA/ACRL Chapter Scholarship for Academic Libraries 2014
MLA's affiliation with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is a means of strengthening the services MLA provides its membership. ACRL represents the interests of the academic library community nationally and a strong connection between MLA and ACRL offers an effective means for helping academic librarians in the state of Michigan stay up-to-date on national issues.
MLA/MALC Academic Libraries Scholarship
When the Michigan Academic Library Council (MALC) recently ceased operation, their bylaws stipulated that any remaining assests must be transfered to another 501(c)3 organization. MALC graciously chose MLA to receive the funds because of the success and growth of the Academic Libraries Conference and the revitalization of the ACRL Chapter. Their generous donation has resulted, in part, in a scholarship fund to provide three (3) librarians and four (4) students with registration and travel expenses to attend the Academic Libraries Conference.
For information on additional scholarships available through MLA, please visit the Conference & Workshop Scholarships page.
Opening the conference will be Kathleen Fitzpatrick Ph.D., Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association and visiting Research Professor of English at New York University. Kathleen will discuss how traditional forms of scholarship are changing, how some scholars are experimenting with these new forms of scholarship and how they might impact the library.
Lisa Spiro PhD., recently named Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services at Rice University’s Fondren Library, will provide the closing keynote. Lisa will discuss the emerging educational technology centered around the growing importance of collaboration and how this has impacted the academic library.
This project is funded in part with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.