ACRL is pleased to announce a new round of the Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $10,000 in fiscal year 2019 to offer travel scholarships of up to $2,000 each for librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.
ACRL invites practicing librarians and information professionals to apply for funding to present their work at higher education conferences or disciplinary conferences where they will reach audiences outside the library field. The presentations may be based on practice-based work or formal research projects. Two rounds of applications will be reviewed in the coming year. The first are due August 31, 2018. The second round of applications will be due February 15, 2019.
This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee to support librarians in their efforts to communicate to our partners in higher education including administrators, scholars, and teachers working in all disciplines. These travel scholarships support the community in taking up a recommendation from the ACRL report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared by OCLC Research and released in September 2017 for download or purchase) that academic librarians effectively communicate their contributions both up to institutional stakeholders and out to other departments.
Complete details on the Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships, including how to apply, are available on the ACRL website.