LES participates in ACRL Kick Start Campaign

Help the Literatures in English Section sponsor an LES member’s attendance at the ACRL 2015 Conference in Portland, Oregon this spring! We are participating in the ACRL member-supported Kick Start the Future Campaign in honor of ACRL’s  75th Anniversary. We seek to raise $635 to provide a scholarship to an early-career librarian to help cover the cost of conference registration and housing. We’re over two-thirds shy of our goal. If you have attended an ACRL conference, you know how valuable an experience it can be. Let’s give that experience to one of our colleagues.

If we do not meet our goal, donations will go to the general ACRL scholarship fund, and the Section will be recognized for its contribution. Likewise, if we exceed our goal, the excess goes into the general ACRL scholarship fund. More details about the campaign and scholarships can be found here.

Here’s how to donate to the Literatures in English named scholarship. Note that the deadline for donations is December 31, so please donate today! Donations are made through the Give ALA link on ala.org, but the process is somewhat shy of intuitive:

  1. Begin by selecting ALA Divisions and Offices, and then ACRL Friends Fund-Professional Development.


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  1. At the options on the checkout page, click on Add Tribute. It is important to enter LITERATURES IN ENGLISH SECTION as the Tribute Name. If you would like LES to be notified of your gift, you can have a card sent to LES Chair Laura Taddeo, Humanities Librarian, University at Buffalo, 522 Lockwood Library, Buffalo, NY 14260.


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Please see this page for step-by-step instructions to donate online, by check, or by pledging. On behalf of the ACRL Literatures in English Section Executive Committee, thank you! We hope to see many of you at ACRL this spring!

Source: Liorah Golomb, Chair, LES Membership Committee, LES-L Discussion List


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