[Libs-Or] Freedom to Reader Foundation Conable Scholarship to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

Candace Morgan cd_df_morgan at msn.com
Mon Mar 9 13:38:06 PDT 2015


Applications open for 2015 FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship




CHICAGO—Applications are now open for the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Conference
Scholarship <http://www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship> , sponsored by the
Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). The Conable Conference Scholarship
provides funding for an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the
American Library Association's Annual Conference. The 2015 ALA Annual
Conference will be held June 25-30 in San Francisco, California.


The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two
principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship.


The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, and
housing for six nights, along with a $300 stipend for meals and other
expenses. In return, the recipient will be expected to attend FTRF and other
intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a
mentor/board member, and provide a report about their experiences. The
recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited,
although not required, to provide daily updates about his or her experience
on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog.


The deadline for submitting an application for the 2015 Conable Conference
Scholarship is Friday, April 3, 2015; the award will be announced by the
first week in May.


Who is eligible: Students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited LIS degree
program or an AASL-recognized master’s program in school librarianship and
new professionals (those who are three or fewer years removed from receiving
a library school degree) are eligible to receive the Conable Conference
Scholarship. Those interested must submit an application that includes two
references and an essay detailing their interest in intellectual freedom
issues. Applicants also are required to attach a résumé. If the recipient
has already registered for ALA’s Annual Conference, he or she will have the
conference fee refunded.


To apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship, visit
www.ftrf.org/?Conable_Scholarship. For more information, please contact
Jonathan Kelley at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226 or jokelley at ala.org
<mailto:jokelley at ala.org> .



Jonathan Kelley

Program Officer

Freedom to Read Foundation <http://www.ftrf.org/> 

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

(312) 280-4226

(800) 545-2433 x4226 (toll-free)

(312) 280-4227 (fax)

jokelley at ala.org <mailto:jokelley at ala.org>  

Follow FTRF on Twitter <http://www.twitter.com/ftrf> 




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