Are you an academic librarian who wants to go the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia but just can't afford it? Here's your chance: the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) is currently offering four scholarships for academic librarians to attend ALA Midwinter January 24-28, 2014.
To apply for the scholarship program, applicants must be full-time, permanent staff academic librarians currently employed by a U.S.-based institution of higher education (a full list of requirements can be found here). Interested librarians need only submit a response of up to 300 words to a the following questions: What are yout goals for attending the conference; How will this conference benefit your institution's "use and respect of intellectual property;" and, your "financial need" in applying for the scholarship.
The application deadline is December 20, and winners will be notified by January 3, 2014, with $1,500 stipends to be issued by January 10.
In November, CCC funded a scholarship for a librarian to to attend the Charleston Conference, which went to Missy Laytham, Head of Acquisitions, Loyola/Notre Dame. CCC officials said they encourages librarians who applied for a Charleston Conference scholarship to resubmit their entries for the ALA Midwinter program. he application deadline is Dec. 20, 2013.