ASSOCIATES (2007, November, v. 14, no. 2)

Association/Conference Information

Sage Library Support Staff Travel Grants – November 30, 2007 deadline

The Travel Grants (six to be awarded) make it possible for library support staff to attend the ALA Annual Conference to be held in the summer of 2008 in Anaheim, Calif. Sage Publications donates six grants of up to $1,000 to cover the expense of attending the conference which includes airfare, three nights lodging and conference registration for each recipient. Library Support Staff who currently are employed in a full time support staff position, have a minimum of three years of experience in an area of technical services (acquisitions, cataloging, collection development/management, preservation of library materials, serials) and have not previously attended an ALA annual conference are eligible for the grants. Successful candidates will be required to submit a brief report describing their experiences at the annual conference. This report will be published in the post-conference issue of the “ALCTS Newsletter Online” and also will be shared with the sponsor.

To apply, send a letter addressing the application criteria, brief resume and a short statement (ca. 250 words) outlining why attending the 2008 ALA Annual Conference would be beneficial. A letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor, indicating the employer’s support for the application also is required. Applications and the supervisor’s letter must be submitted in electronic format, with all parts emailed as Word attachments. The deadline for Sage materials is November 30. Send all documents to: Donna Cranmer, Sage Jury, dcranmer@siouxfalls.org. For more information: contact Manuel Urrizola, chair, Sage Jury, manuelu@ucr.edu. To access a list of Frequently Asked Questions and more details about the grants, please go to the Website: http://www.ala.org/ala/alcts/alctsawards/sagesupportstafftravelgrant/sagetravelgrant.htm.

LaShawn Wilson
ALCTS Sage Jury
ILS Facilitator – Tech Services
Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System
Columbus Public Library
3000 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
lwilson@cvrls.net

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