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/summer?
If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through March 31, 2020, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from May to August 2020. This includes – but is not limited to – LOEX 2020, the Medical Library Association Conference 2020, ALA Annual 2020, the ACRL Immersion Program, and the APA Annual Convention.
The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS/MLIS degree. One cash award is 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.
Visit our website to review details about eligibility, deadlines, and required application materials. Applicants should note that the essay is the heart of the application and use it 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with colleagues and friends who may be eligible!