Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rachel Chan Memorial Grant – now accepting applications!

FLA is presently accepting online applications for the annual Rachel Chan Memorial Grant:

The Rachel Chan Memorial Grant is named in honour of a former University of Calgary Librarian and FLA Executive member. She passed away in 2010, to the regret and sadness of many in the library community.

Each year a grant of up to $500 is awarded to an FLA member in good standing to assist them to attend a library conference related to their work. The grant may be applied to cover registration fees, accommodation and/or travel expenses to the conference.

Though all FLA members (excluding Executive members) are eligible to apply, priority is given to applicants who:

·       Receive little or no funding for such travel, e.g. employer-paid grants, grants from other library associations, etc.,
·       Have not attended a professional conference in the past two years,
·       Will be presenting at the conference

Winners must agree to write a brief article about the conference, and their experience attending, for the next FLAG issue after the conference. 

Applications will be accepted until Friday March 16th, 2012.

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