ILA Fall Conference Scholarship

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The Awards Committee of ILA/ACRL announces the availability of a scholarship to attend the ILA Fall Conference, October 18-20, 2017 at the Coralville Marriot Hotel & Conference Center. The scholarship will cover the registration fee and up to $150 in travel, hotel, and meal expenses.

Applicants must fall into at least one of the following three categories:

1) Paid members of ILA/ACRL, working full-time in an Iowa academic or research library, and either: attending their first Iowa Library Association Conference, or have worked in an Iowa academic or research library for fewer than three years.

2) Library science students.

3) Support staff working in an Iowa academic or research library.

Student and support staff applicants do not have to be paid members of ILA/ACRL. Previous ILA Fall Conference scholarship recipients are NOT eligible.

Please submit the application online, including a 250 word essay describing your interest in the scholarship, and how you believe the scholarship will benefit your professional development. Scholarship winners are selected by the Awards Committee on the quality of the essay.

You can access the application at 

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017. The winner will be notified in late September. 

Awards Committe:
Sara Scheib (Chair)
Mary Anderson
Leo Clougherty
Alyssa Grigsby
Amy Paulus