Apply by November 30: APA Librarian Travel Award for Spring 2018 Conferences

There’s still time to apply for the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award for spring 2018 conferences!

If you’re an early- or mid-career librarian working in a U.S. academic or health sciences library, and still looking for funding sources to attend a valuable conference between January and April 2018,¬†we encourage you to submit your application. This award cycle closes on November 30.

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS or 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 the website 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!

Patti Avellanet