2015 Library History Seminar XIII Registration and Travel Reimbursement Grant

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association is providing free registration and travel reimbursement grants of up to $500 each for two graduate students or new professionals who wish to attend Library History Seminar XIII (LHS) at Simmons College in Boston, July 31-August 2, 2015.

This conference, which takes place only once every five years, is a unique opportunity to learn about the history of libraries and meet leading scholars in this fascinating area of study from around the world. For more about LHS, visit its website, http://gslis.simmons.edu/blogs/lhs13/.

How to apply:

Any student or new professional (less than 3 years’ experience) interested in the LHS Registration and Travel Reimbursement Grant must fill out the application form (available online at http://www.ala.org/lhrt/about-lhrt), submit graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and provide at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, employer, or professional colleague.

All application materials are due no later than May 29, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send applications, transcripts, and letters to:

Dominique Daniel, LHRT Chair
Kresge Library 244
Oakland University
2200 N Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309
or e-mail:
daniel@oakland.edu

Selection criteria:

The purpose of the LHS Registration and Travel Reimbursement Grant is to enable graduate students and new professionals who have an interest in the history of libraries to attend a specialized conference. The grant review committee does not consider age, gender/sex, national origin, race, or religion in reviewing applications. Please do not hesitate to apply, even if you have done little scholarly research, have had few courses in library history, or are not currently a member of LHRT. We are most interested in applicants’ potential to grow as a library historian, and their ability to incorporate historical knowledge and research in their professional life. Preference will go to applicants who live outside of the East Coast, and who have documented interest (either through coursework, professional responsibilities, or other activities) in historical aspects of libraries, reading, or print culture.

Expectations of grant winners:

Winners of the grants must make and pay for all their own travel arrangements in advance. Each grant includes free registration to the Seminar (which includes all programs, plus one dinner and a reception). All other costs are the responsibility of the grant winners, who will be reimbursed up to $500 each, AFTER the Seminar, for legitimate travel expenses (such as airfare, car mileage, hotel, or meals). Please note that it is ALA’s policy not to reimburse for alcoholic beverages. The projected cost of the conference hotel is $50 to 175 a night (dorm accommodation possible), and travelers will have a variety of eating options. No later than August 15, 2015, the grant winner must submit receipts for all claimed expenses.

Winners will also be asked to write a brief article (250-500 words) for the LHRT News blog, describing the sessions they attended and what they learned.

Finally, winners are encouraged to become individual members of the American Library Association and the Library History Round Table.

Contact:

Please direct all questions and materials to:

Dominique Daniel, LHRT Chair
Kresge Library 244
Oakland University
2200 N Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309
or e-mail:
daniel@oakland.edu

LHS 2015 student travel grant application

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