About A&SL Bursary Scheme 2017
The A&SL Committee is pleased to offer A&SL members the opportunity to attend major national and international library conferences as part of their continuing professional development. The Committee intends to offer 1 bursary for conference attendance in 2017. The bursary will cover the costs of conference attendance, including conference fees and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.
Library Conferences covered by this bursary include:
The LAI/CILIP Annual Joint Conference
The CILIP ARLG Annual Conference
Internet Librarian International
UKSG Annual Conference
IAML Annual Conference
BIALL Annual Conference
Any other relevant library conference may be suggested by the applicant
(Please note: Bursaries for the 2017 A&SL Annual Conference will be offered separately)
Applicants must be current members of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI. Students and the unwaged are welcome to apply. A&SL members who are attending conferences as speakers / presenters / poster presenters can also apply.
Conference must be attended in 2017.
The bursary winner will be expected to produce a short conference report which will appear on the A&SL website and/or in An Leabharlann. The winner will also be invited to share his/her learning experiences with other A&SL members at an appropriate A&SL event (e.g. A&SL AGM 2017)
When claiming travel and accommodation expenses, the bursary winner must provide the A&SL Treasurer with valid receipts.
If unable to attend the conference for any reason, we would ask the bursary winner to notify the A&SL Treasurer as soon as possible, as conference fees may not be reimbursed without appropriate notice.
Please fill in the attached form (p. 3-4) stating your chosen conference, your reasons for wishing to attend, and expected learning outcomes.
Please include an estimate of costs of conference attendance (p. 4).
Please return completed applications to the A&SL Treasurer by the 18th of November 2016. E-mail applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Laoise Doherty, A&SL Hon. Treasurer, Royal Irish Academy of Music Library, 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2.
All applications will be considered and the final decision will be made by the A&SL Committee. The bursary winner will be notified by the A&SL Treasurer by the 16th of December 2016.
A&SL National and International Library Conference Bursary Scheme
A&SL Committee offer A&SL members the opportunity to attend major national and international library conferences as part of their continuing professional development.
The Committee offers 2 annual bursaries for national and International conference attendance. The bursaries will cover the costs of conference attendance, including conference fees and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.
Please see the details below for further details of how to apply. (Also, please note that bursaries for the A&SL Annual Conference and Exhibition are offered separately).
Past Bursary Winners
Kate McCarthy (Digital Repository of Ireland) attended the International Data Curation Conference in London in February 2015.
Padraic Stack (Maynooth University) attended Open Repositories 2015 in Indianapolis in June 2015.
Read Padraic Stack's conference report here