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From: Folb, Barbara L <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:33 PM
Subject: [MACMLA-L] Sewell Stipend call for applicants
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   Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you
attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Stipends
funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will
be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013.  This year’s APHA meeting
will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6, 2013. Its theme is *Think
Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.*

Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is Friday
July 26, 2013, 5pm EST.  For the complete Call for Applicants, application
forms, and FAQs, go to

For more information on the 2013 APHA meeting see .

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see  -

*What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?*

The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with
medical and health care professionals.  Stipends have been awarded annually
since 2001.  Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:

“Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public
health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone
through the programs.”  (*Feili Tu)***

“Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more
of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just
about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the
issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the
‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)

“Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of
public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public
health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an
incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)

“The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very
interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize
that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped
solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.”
(Amber Burtis)

“As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’
needs”  (Peggy Gross)

“I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have
questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s
public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Barbara Folb

Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH

Public Health Informationist

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

Chair, Client Relations Committee

Public Health/ Health Administration Section

Medical Library Association

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