Requests for Friends Fund Disbursements Due August 1

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 funding proposals for projects to be carried out during FY13 (September 1, 2012 — August 31, 2013) to the ACRL Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee. You may wish to discuss and finalize your proposals at the upcoming ALA Conference.

Proposals for FY13 are being accepted June 30 – August 1, 2012,  and will be evaluated by the Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee in August 2012 based on revised review criteria. Projects must demonstrate support for Friends Fund objectives, including professional development, advocacy, innovative programming, and the Board strategic plan initiatives.

Funding recommendations will be submitted for final approval to the ACRL Budget and Finance Committee by August 15.  Members who submit proposals will be contacted regarding decisions no later than September 1.

For more information, see the ACRL Friends Fund disbursement process, see the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures, Section 6.7.6  or contact Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee Chair Louise S. Sherby, .