We recently announced that the GMR will co-sponsor the NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013.
As an incentive, we are offering 20 Professional Development awards for up to $1200 for GMR Network Members to attend. If you are interesting in applying for this award, go to the GMR webpage link for the Professional Development award:
We have a very short turn-around for this award, so please apply before January 31, 2013.
We have blocked some rooms at the Club Quarters at 111, West Adams Street, Chicago IL 60603. If you call to register (203-905-2100) at Club Quarters, tell them you are part of a group and use the group code UOI363 (that’s capital U,O,I for University of Illinois). They are holding 20 rooms at the group rate of $126 plus tax. Chicago’s hotel tax is 16.4%. This block is being held until February 4th so please register right away.
For more information about visiting the University of Illinois at Chicago, here is the link to the GMR Visitor Information page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/visitorinfo/index.html
A small amount of funding is still available for Exhibit Awards during the current contract year. More information about the Exhibit Award may be found at:
A new cycle of funding will be available after May 1, 2013. We expect to be sending out some announcements soon for how to apply for awards and subcontracts for projects that begin after May 1, 2013.
Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
From the GMR: Limited funding available for Disaster Communication Summit