Several scholarship and travel award programs are now available for the 2017 Charleston Conference. Application details and deadlines are available below.
Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Scholarship
Springer Nature is proud to honor the legacy of Cynthia Graham Hurd by awarding a $1,500 travel grant to a librarian that has not had an opportunity to attend the Charleston Library Conference due to lack of institutional funding. To apply, librarians are asked to submit a project or initiative developed at their library to enhance diversity and inclusion. Topics can include diversity in selection of resources, providing services to support the research and learning needs of all segments of the academic community, improving educational outcomes, addressing issues including racial disparities, racial equity, income inequality, gender inequality and more.
Deadline for submissions is October 2, 2017. Application Details
JoVE Librarian Travel Award
The award is intended to encourage librarians to help advance scientific research by empowering scientists, faculty, and students with the necessary information, tools, and training to achieve research reproducibility. JoVE will award 3 librarians with:
(1) a $1,500 travel grant to the 2017 Charleston Conference
(2) a presenter spot at the Charleston Conference during a concurrent session that will showcase the 3 award recipients’ initiatives. The concurrent session has been accepted by the conference but the exact date, time and location are TBD.
(3) a featured blog in our Librarian Spotlight Series (and possibly other promotional activity…)
Deadline is August 18, 2017. Application Details
EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship
The EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship will award up to $1,000 to attend the 2017 Charleston Library Conference. To enter, applicants must submit short essay (up to 1,000 words) on the following topic: A 2015 article in Entrepreneur declared that the One Certainty about the Future is the Pace of Change will Only Quicken. To be prepared for what the future holds, what are the top three juggernauts that librarians need to address to position libraries to succeed and to expand their position within their institutions.
Application deadline: September 8, 2017. Application Details
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.