APA Announces Spring 2017 Recipient of the Librarian Conference Travel Award


Rachael Elrod

We are pleased to announce that Rachael Elrod, Head of the Education Library and Assistant University Librarian at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries in Gainsville, FL, is the latest recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award. Rachel will use the funds to defray the cost of attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference 2017 in June.

Rachael will be presenting on behalf of a grant-funded research team at the ALA’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) preconference called Examining and Supporting Student Transitions Across the Library Spectrum. Grant recipients seek to understand how students identify and select credible digital resources to support their scientific research. Rachael is looking forward to her first opportunity to address a national audience at ALA about this important topic.

The committee would like to thank all those who took time to apply – we received applications from librarians in a wide variety of institutions and positions. The applicant pool is always strong, and the committee encourages past applicants to apply again when they are next in need of conference funding.

Now through July 31, 2017, the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award is accepting applications for conferences taking place from September to December 2017. Please see the website for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and application materials.

Patti Avellanet