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Date: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 1:48 PM
Subject: Travel Awards Available for National Diversity in Libraries
Conference 2016—Deadline April 29
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Dear colleagues,

Please see the announcement below about an opportunity for travel funds to
attend the NDLC '16 in August. Please distribute as appropriate, and
apologies for duplicate postings.

*Sarah McGhee Durso *| Program Coordinator, Grants Administration
Association of Research Libraries | 21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800 |
Washington, DC 20036
202.296.2296 ext. 118 (phone) | 202.872.0884 (fax)

Apply by April 29 to attend NDLC '16 in LA August 10-13.
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Travel Awards Available for National Diversity in Libraries Conference
2016—Deadline April 29
by *Mark A. Puente* | *202-296-2296 <202-296-2296>* | *[log in to unmask]
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NDLC ’16: Bridges to Inclusion
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering up to five $1,000
scholarships for individuals to attend the 2016 National Diversity in
Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), August 10–13, in Los Angeles, California.
Funds from the scholarships may be used to cover the cost of registration,
travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are:

   - students enrolled in library and information science graduate programs;
   - library support or paraprofessional staff;
   - library professionals within the first three years of their careers;
   - others who exhibit financial need.

The Association’s goal is to encourage conference participation and
engagement of library staff and faculty who might not have the financial
resources to attend the NDLC. Applicants are asked to submit a statement of
financial need along with their application essay.
Benefits and Responsibilities
Scholarship awardees will receive payment of $1,000 in one lump sum
directly from the Association of Research Libraries. Awardees will be
responsible for registering for the conference, making arrangements for
travel, and reserving hotel accommodations.
Apply online <> by Friday,
April 29, 2016. The selection committee will be composed of members of the ARL
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
<> or their representatives,
and other leaders in member libraries. Applicants will be notified of the
committee’s decision by June 6, 2016.
Each applicant must provide:

   - an essay (400 words maximum) that describes how you will benefit from
   attending the NDLC or how the event supports your learning and
   developmental interests and goals;
   - a brief statement of financial need (can be appended to the essay);
   - a résumé or CV; and
   - a recommendation letter from a faculty member or supervisor submitted
   via e-mail to Sarah Durso, [log in to unmask], by the faculty member or

Registration information is available on the National Diversity in
Libraries Conference website <>.

About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of
124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence
the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies
that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL
pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research
libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the
scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas
and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research
libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests
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