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The President's Conference Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established in order to extend conference privileges to practicing librarians who need financial assistance to enable them to attend an annual ACL conference. The Board of Directors intends to cover conference costs for up to three persons per conference. The funds for these scholarships are received from new and renewing ACL members who choose to give above and beyond their membership dues.

Individuals must meet the following criteria to be eligible for participation.

  1. Be a current member of the Association of Christian Librarians.
  2. Be a practicing librarian (full-time or part-time) in an academic library (except for full-time studies in graduate schools of library and information science).
  3. Be a first-time attendee at an annual conference. In the event three first-time attendees do not apply for assistance, consideration will be given to applicants who have not attended a conference within the last five years and who could not attend again without assistance.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2019. Applicants will be notified no later than March 15, 2019.

The amount of aid given shall not exceed the total conference package cost for attendance from Monday evening through Thursday. It is the scholarship recipient’s responsibility to cover all travel expenses to and from the conference and any additional costs incurred beyond the conference package.

President's Conference Scholarship Application

Submit the nomination form to Janelle Mazelin, Executive Director at mazelinj@acl.org or (937)766-5499 (fax).

   

 

The Dorthy Spidell Conference Scholarship

 

This was established to alleviate some of the cost of registration and travel to conference for international ACL members. CILA intends to award this scholarship to one (1) individual per year. The funds for this scholarship are provided by the Dorothy Spidell CILA Fund. It will be awarded to an international member of ACL for the express purpose of conference attendance. The Scholarship covers the cost of conference registration (on campus room, double occupancy) as well as contributes toward incidental travel costs up to, but not exceeding, $150 per day on arrival and departure days.

Individuals must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  1. Be a current member of the Association of Christian Librarians residing outside of the US or Canada. 
  2. Be a practicing librarian (full-time or part-time) in an academic library (except for full-time studies in graduate schools of library and information science).
  3. Cannot have been a previous recipient of the Spidell Conference Scholarship or the President's Conference Scholarship.

Travel costs eligible for reimbursement coverage once in the US:

  1. Transportation from airport to conference site (shuttle, bus, taxi). The team will be in regular communication with the recipient to make sure travel arrangements are appropriate.
  2. Meals on travel days
  3. Tips/gratuities

All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified no later than March 15, 2019.

Dorthy Spidell Conference Scholarship Application

Submit the nomination form to Janelle Mazelin, Executive Director at mazelinj@acl.org or (937)766-5499 (fax).