2018 GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards

Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together.   For a third year, the Digital Library Federation and its partner organizations will support six registration awards meant to encourage collaboration and conversation about these challenges among our museum and digital library communities.

Three awards were offered to partner-affiliated GLAM professionals to attend the 2018 DLF Forum in Las Vegas, and in exchange, three DLF-affiliated practitioners will receive complimentary registration at the upcoming conferences of the following partnering organizations: the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), the Museum Computer Network (MCN), and the Visual Resources Association (VRA).

About the GLAM Cross-Pollinator Registration Awards

Building on a program initially supported generous Kress grants in 2015-2017 and with the continuing partnership of the AIC, MCN, and VRA, the Cross-Pollinator program endeavors to build bridges among our communities, bringing new voices and perspectives to our Forum–particularly those from the art museum community–and continuing our efforts at “cross-pollination” by sending accomplished DLF practitioners to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit.

An award covers the cost of registration at one partner conference, and can be applied retroactively for a full refund if payment has already been submitted. Conference dates are as follows:

Awardees’ only obligations to DLF are to fully engage in the conference they attend and write a brief reflection on their experience for the DLF blog.


To be eligible for a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Award, an applicant must be affiliated with a DLF member organization.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to advancing research, learning, social justice, and/or the common good through the creation and/or use of digital library and museum technologies.


Applicants must supply contact information, a resume or C.V., and a personal statement (500 words or less) about how attending the conference of your choice will expand your professional horizons, and what you can contribute in the role of ‘cross-pollinator’.

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Applications for each award will close at 5:00 p.m. pacific time on each of the following dates:

To attend MCN: 14 September 2018

To attend VRA: 14 December 2018

To attend AIC: 8 March 2019

Applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of the closing date.


Award winners for all opportunities will be selected by CLIR/DLF staff in consultation with partner organizations. You may apply for multiple awards, but preference will be given to applicants who have not yet been a GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellow.

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