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Reminder: Applications for APA Librarian Travel Award Due August 2

(via Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University)

Posting on behalf of APA – please direct questions to librariantravel@apa.org.

There’s still time to get your application package together for the August 2 deadline!

Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend this spring?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! APA is accepting applications for conferences taking place from September until December 2018. This includes – but is not limited to – the Charleston Conference, the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, EDUCAUSE, Internet Librarian International, the Library Marketing & Communications Conference, and the Library Assessment Conference!

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS/MLIS. Three cash awards are distributed three times each calendar year, and the application cycle opens and closes on a rolling basis. At this time, we are not limiting the conferences that are eligible for travel award funding. Applicants should identify the conference that best meets their professional needs, and explain how attendance will support their current duties and future goals.

Please see our website (http://www.apa.org/about/awards/librarian-travel.aspx) for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and application materials. Applicants should note that the essay is the heart of the application, and should be used to make a compelling case for attending the conference selected. The essay should describe what the applicant expects to learn, and how this knowledge will impact the work the applicant does with, or on behalf of, students, faculty, and other constituents.

Questions about the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award should be directed to librariantravel@apa.org. Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with colleagues and friends who may be eligible!

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