The Friends of ACRL, academic and research librarians, provide monetary support to enhance and ensure the relevance of our profession. ACRL committees, interest groups, and sections can submit proposals for funding to the ACRL Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee for projects that support professional development, advocacy, innovative programming, and the Board of Directors strategic plan initiatives.
Proposals are being accepted through November 30, 2010, and will be evaluated by the Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee in December 2010. The subcommittee’s recommendations for funding are based on the individual merits of each proposal. Review criteria are available in ALA Connect (link to Word doc).
Funding recommendations will be submitted for final approval to the ACRL Budget and Finance Committee at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Members who submit proposals will be contacted regarding decisions after Midwinter.
For more information, see the “ACRL Friends Fund Disbursement Process”
(Section 6.7.6 in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures) or contact Janis Bandelin, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair of the Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee.
Need more time? There will be another call for proposals in spring 2011.