Friday, June 08, 2012

Call for OLAC Conference Scholarship Applications

OLAC is offering a scholarship to attend the conference.
OLAC will award one Conference Scholarship that will provide funds for a member of Online Audiovisual Catalogers to attend the OLAC 2012 Conference in Albuquerque, NM, October 18-21, 2012. Website of conference:

Any personal member of OLAC who has never attended an OLAC Conference is eligible for the OLAC Conference Scholarship.

Award Description:
The award amount of up to $1,000 will cover reasonable estimated costs for registration for the conference, preconference if desired, lodging, travel, and meals. The scholarship will be distributed after the conference in the form of a reimbursement, so the award recipient should save receipts.

The recipient must confirm in writing that he or she will attend. The recipient must attend the full conference, including the business meeting where the award will be announced, and the recipient must write a brief report for the OLAC Board indicating what he or she gained and found to be most helpful in his or her work. This report will be published in the OLAC newsletter

Applicants must include a completed application form (below), a current resume, and a cover letter describing why the applicant wishes to attend the Conference, how the receipt/non-receipt of the scholarship will influence his or her ability to attend the conference, and potential applications to his or her present and future job responsibilities.

Application Deadline
The application and supporting materials must be received no later than Friday June 29, 2012. The award will be announced no later than Friday, July 20, 2012.
More details and application information are available on the OLAC site.

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