The announcement from the Museums, Arts, and Humanities Division of SLA of a travel grant for a humanities librarian from a non-G8 country to attend the SLA Annual Conference in Washington DC in June 2009. Application deadline Dec. 31, 2008.
Eliza Robertson, Martha McPhail, and Von Totanes
MAHD Travel Grant Committee
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS BY
SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION
DIVISION OF MUSEUMS, ART AND HUMANITIES
TO ATTEND THE 100th SLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
AND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
IN WASHINGTON, DC, USA JUNE 14-17, 2009
The Division of Museums, Arts and Humanities (MAHD) of SLA will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses up to $2,000.00 US for a professional librarian from a non-G8 country to attend the SLA Annual Conference. The awardee will also receive free registration to the conference and to all MAHD ticketed events and will be expected to attend all MAHD programs and events.
Ø Applicant must be presently working, or have worked within the past two years, in a special or museum library with subject focus in the arts or the humanities. No other disciplines are acceptable.
Ø Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of a non-G8 country.
Ø Applicant must indicate the amount and source of additional funding which, combined with the Travel Award, will permit them to cover their expenses to attend the Annual Conference.
Ø Applicant must prepare a brief presentation (10 minutes in length) on one’s home institution or special research project pertinent to arts and humanities, which will be delivered at a MAHD meeting at the SLA Conference.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION December 31, 2008
Ø The application should include a current CV, including all contact information, education, and previous library experience.
Ø The applicant will write up to 500 words of narrative in English to address the following:
Description of home institution’s mission
How attendance may benefit the applicant at his/her home institution
How the experience may be shared with colleagues in home country
Previous attendance at professional conferences
Topic of presentation to share at SLA conference.
APPLICATION ADDRESS: Please return the completed application before December 31, 2008 by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTIFICATION: The successful applicant will be notified by January 31, 2009.
additional information about SLA, see http://www.sla.org . For information about the Division of Museums, Arts and Humanities, see http://www.sla.org/division/dmah .