Call for Proposals: 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium Scholarships for Students & Librarians (deadline: October 6, 2017)

Are you interested in where academic libraries are headed? The 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium will be a day to take stock of the history of our profession and its contemporary challenges and opportunities. We hope to revisit the academic and research library core mission of mediator between student, faculty and researcher populations and the wider information world. Speakers, poster sessions, discussion and networking opportunities will focus on how the mission of the academic library has been adapted for the twenty-first century research, teaching, publishing and mass communication environments.

Produced annually by the Greater New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY), this year’s event will take place on Friday, December 1st at the Vertical Campus of Baruch College, CUNY in New York City.

If you are interested, please note that ACRL/NY offers three scholarship programs. Awardees receive a waiver of registration fees. Breakfast and lunch are included. Awardees are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Student Scholarship – For students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs in library/information science who are considering a career in academic librarianship (4 awardees). TO APPLY: fill out this student scholarship form

Early Career Librarian Scholarship – For an academic librarian who has been practicing less than 5 years following receipt of a Master’s degree in library/information science (1 awardee).

TO APPLY: fill out this early career librarian scholarship form

The Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit Scholarship – For an academic librarian who has been in practice at least 5 years following receipt of a Master’s degree in library/information science (1 awardee).
TO APPLY: fill out this Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit scholarship form

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Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the full-day symposium and produce a short article on their impressions of the day for the ACRL/NY blog (guidelines to be provided).
Application submission deadline:Friday, October 6, 2017
Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before: Friday, November 10, 2017.
For further information about the symposium, go to: https://acrlny2017symposium.wordpress.com/
We look forward to your submission.
The 2017 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium Committee

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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