Mary Hammond Iber was an exceptional librarian, mentor, and friend. A librarian and archivist at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, she died unexpectedly on January 2, 2014. Mary was known for her kind, creative, and helpful nature and her vibrant approach to life. She taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science and was involved with Iowa ACRL leadership, including serving as President in 2010 and chairing the Nominating, Awards, and Newsletter committees.
To honor her commitment to continuous learning and growth, Iowa ACRL makes available the Mary Hammond Iber Spring Conference Scholarship. The scholarship will help fund attendance at the Iowa ACRL and IPAL Joint Spring Conference, May 19-20 at University of Northern Iowa. The scholarship will cover the registration fee and up to $100 in travel, hotel, and meal expenses.
Applicants must be either:
1) Paid members of Iowa ACRL, working full-time in an Iowa academic or research library, and either:
Attending their first Iowa ACRL Conference, or have worked in an Iowa academic or research library for fewer than three years.
2) Library science students and/or support staff working in an Iowa academic or research library. Student and support staff applicants do not have to be paid members of Iowa ACRL.
Previous Iowa ACRL Spring Conference scholarship recipients are not eligible.
Please submit the application linked here, including a 250 word or less essay describing how the conference theme “Reconnecting, Renewing, Responding” is related to one of your professional goals. Scholarship winners are selected by the Awards Committee on the quality of the essay.
The deadline for applications is April 17. The winner will be notified by May 2.
Mary Anderson, Awards Committee Chair