The President’s Conference Scholarship

For ACL Members in US & Canada

This scholarship was established in order to extend opportunities to participate in conference to member librarians who need financial assistance. The ACL Board of Directors has designated a specific amount to be used at the President’s discretion to cover in-person or virtual conference package costs for members who apply. Travel costs are not included. Applicants must be 2023 members of the Association of Christian Librarians to be eligible for consideration.

If you are applying for an in-person conference scholarship, please note that priority is given to those who have never attended a physical ACL Conference.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 31. Scholarship applicants will be notified via email by April 6. If you are not selected for the scholarship, early bird pricing will be honored.

The Dorothy Spidell Conference Scholarship

For International ACL Members Outside the US & Canada

This scholarship was established to provide conference participation assistance for international ACL members. For 2023, the Commission for International Library Advancement (CILA) has expanded the program to cover virtual conference fees for up to 4 current international ACL members. The funds for this scholarship are provided by the Dorothy Spidell CILA Fund. The scholarship covers the cost of virtual conference registration as well as provides assistance to secure reliable internet access for the duration of the virtual conference, June 26-27, 2023.

For planning purposes, all session times on the ACL Conference website are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Registered attendees will see their own timezone based on their browser’s detected location when logged into the virtual event platform. After the live broadcast of events during the virtual conference, recorded content will added back in to Whova and available for 6 months post-conference.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 31. Applicants will be notified no later than April 6, 2023.

The amount of aid given will cover the entirety of the virtual event.