Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) and DLF are pleased to support two travel grants for the DLF Forum in Austin, November 4–6.
The purpose of these grants is to extend the opportunity to attend the DLF Forum to two library professionals who would not typically go to the Forum, but who can envision and articulate a connection with their work and who see great value in building a dynamic and diverse peer network. The goal of the ER&L + DLF Travel Awards is to bring cross-pollinators—library professionals who can provide unique perspectives to our work and share a vision of the library world from their perspective—to the conference. The travel grants include conference registration, air travel costs, and housing in Austin.
Applicants will be required to supply contact information as well as to indicate to how access to the the DLF Forum may assist the applicant in achieving an expansion of their professional horizons. It is important for the applicant to describe what he or she can uniquely bring to the conference. Please send an email with the subject “Cross-Pollinator Travel Award: [Name]” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a statement about how attending the Forum will expand your professional horizons, what you can bring/offer to the Forum, and a résumé. The winning applicant must be able to travel to Austin November 4–6. Recipients will be required to write a blog post, subsequent to the Forum, about their experience; this blog post will be published by DLF and/or ER&L.
The applicants should be practicing library professionals seeking more exposure on the trends in digital libraries who have not attended the DLF Forum and are willing to share their perspective to the DLF community. The winning applicants will each receive conference registration, air travel costs, and housing up to $1,500 per winner.
UPDATE: Due date extended to midnight, September 9, 2013. Winning applicant names will be announced by September 30, 2013.