Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

Applications for the 2010 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship are due April 16, 2010. Sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), the scholarship will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference (June 24–29 in Washington, D.C.)

The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, housing for six nights and six days per diem. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and programs at conference, consult with a mentor/board member and present a report about their experiences. The 2010 Conable Scholarship recipient also will attend the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund’s 40th Anniversary Gala, scheduled for Monday, June 28 at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The award will be announced in May.

Students currently enrolled in a library and information studies degree program and new professionals (those who have worked in librarianship for three years or less) are eligible to receive the Conable Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom issues. Applicants also are asked to attach a résumé, particularly those who are working professionals. If the recipient is already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the conference fee refunded.

To apply for the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, visit http://www.ftrf.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/oifprograms/ifawards/conablescholarship/Conablemain.cfm. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or jokelley [at] ala [dot] org

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