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Discussion Code4Lib Diversity Scholarship Program, apply by November 17

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:39 am

Accepting Applications Now!

Accepting Applications Now!

As part of Code4Lib's ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that prevent participation for underrepresented groups, and to achieving a balanced representation of the human experience, we are pleased to announce that we are now seeking applicants for our 2018 Diversity Scholarship program! The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee hopes to award 15 Diversity Scholarships, based on merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants to attend the 2018 Code4Lib Conference in Washington, D.C.

The deadline for applications is November 17th at 11:59 PM ET (see below for more details).

The scholarship will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations up front to scholarship awardees. Other incidentals like travel and meals may be reimbursed based on the amount awarded. Reimbursement will be managed independently at the conference. Pairing up housing with other scholarship awardees or conference attendees may also be accommodated. Please contact code4libaward@gmail.com with any questions about this arrangement. We want to ensure that financial issues do not discourage anyone from applying to this award.

We do not expect scholarship recipients to be responsible for being an ambassador for their group or an educator of others during the conference. While learning and exchange may happen as a result of interactions between participants, scholarship recipients are encouraged to focus on getting the most out of their experience and have no special duties or obligations apart from conference attendance, engaged participation to their comfort level, and giving us feedback on their experience.

Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements

  • An applicant must be a member of a group not well-represented within the code4lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, non-binary gender identities, etc. We also invite applications from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that don't fit into the categories listed above.
  • An applicant must be interested in actively engaging with the Code4Lib community. For more information about Code4Lib, see the About Code4Lib Page.
  • The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.

Registration Details

Registration spots and hotel rooms are being held for scholarship recipients. If you can attend only if you receive a scholarship, there is no need to register for the conference or book a hotel room when registration opens. Code4Lib will assist you with both registration and hotel arrangements.

If you register for the conference or book a hotel room, you will be reimbursed along with other expenses. Reimbursement for expenses will be provided to recipients during the conference.

How to Apply

Submit your application materials via the Code4Lib online form: https://goo.gl/forms/Re2sJwXPjgi2mi2F2

You will need to prepare:

  1. A brief letter of interest, no more than 500 words, which:
  • Identifies your eligibility for a diversity scholarship
  • Describes how you see yourself benefiting from and participating in the Code4Lib 2018 conference and the general Code4Lib community
  • Your current resume or CV
  • Contact information for one reference who can speak to your professional goals and/or achievements
  • Please note: Your brief letter of interest and current CV/resume should be combined into a single PDF. Your file should follow a “Lastname-Firstname.pdf” naming convention. Questions can be directed to code4libaward@gmail.com.

    The application deadline is Nov 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.

    The scholarship committee will notify all applicants by Friday, December 1, 2017, regardless of award results. 

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    Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

    Discussion Rare Book School Scholarships available, apply by November 1

    by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:37 am

    Rare Book School at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for new NEH-GBHI Scholarships!  Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant, these scholarships form part of the School’s Global Book Histories Initiative (GBHI), an effort to increase course offerings relating to non-western book history and bibliography over the next several years. Scholarships will provide full Rare Book School course tuition as well as a travel stipend of $2,000. Up to twenty-four (24) awards will be made this year.

    Rare Book School at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for new NEH-GBHI Scholarships!  Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant, these scholarships form part of the School’s Global Book Histories Initiative (GBHI), an effort to increase course offerings relating to non-western book history and bibliography over the next several years. Scholarships will provide full Rare Book School course tuition as well as a travel stipend of $2,000. Up to twenty-four (24) awards will be made this year.

    Eligible applicants from any allied field will come from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, or will work with organizations primarily serving such groups.  Successful applicants will demonstrate how they intend to share what they learn from RBS course content with colleagues in their own communities. 

    Scholarship recipients will have two years to use their awards, contingent upon acceptance into any particular RBS course.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017 at 5PM EDT

    More information about the program, including scholarship applications, may be found here: 
http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/scholarships/neh-gbhi/

    Rare Book School is also currently accepting applications for various additional scholarships and fellowships open to new and returning RBS students. Among other fellowships of immediate relevance are the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowships, which provides RBS tuition as well as attendance at the annual conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. See http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/scholarships for information about the application process and the types of scholarships currently available.

    Applications will be accepted until November 1.

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    ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

    File 2017-10-04-Strategic-Planning-Minutes

    by Andrea Hebert on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 08:23 am

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    HRDR Advisory Committee (Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment)

    Discussion Fall conference call - November 6 at noon (Eastern)

    by Miranda Bennett on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 07:10 am

    The ALA Recruitment Assembly and HRDR Advisory Committee will hold their fall joint conference call on Monday, November 6, 12:00-1:00 (Eastern). In accordance with ALA policy, this is an open meeting. Any ALA member wishing to participate should contact the HRDR Advisory Committee chair, Miranda Bennett (mhbennet@mailbox.sc.edu), for dial-in information.

    ALA Recruitment Assembly

    Discussion Fall conference call - November 6 at noon (Eastern)

    by Miranda Bennett on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 07:09 am

    The ALA Recruitment Assembly and HRDR Advisory Committee will hold their fall joint conference call on Monday, November 6, 12:00-1:00 (Eastern). In accordance with ALA policy, this is an open meeting. Any ALA member wishing to participate should contact the HRDR Advisory Committee chair, Miranda Bennett (mhbennet@mailbox.sc.edu), for dial-in information.

    ODLOS Advisory Committee (Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services)

    Event ODLOS Advisory Committee Meeting

    by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 02:05 pm

    Call starts at 11:00am PST/ 12:00pm MST/ 1:00pm CST/ 2:00pm EST

     

    Toll free number: 866-801-5789

    Participant Passcode: 78965432

     

    I have set up the meeting and people who want to access it via the web can visit http://ala.adobeconnect.com/odlos/ and should have a headset/headphones and mic.  People who need to use the Verizon account for audio should use the usual dial in instructions Toll free number: 866-801-5789 | Participant Passcode: 78965432

     

    Call starts at 11:00am PST/ 12:00pm MST/ 1:00pm CST/ 2:00pm EST

     

    Toll free number: 866-801-5789

    Participant Passcode: 78965432

     

    I have set up the meeting and people who want to access it via the web can visit http://ala.adobeconnect.com/odlos/ and should have a headset/headphones and mic.  People who need to use the Verizon account for audio should use the usual dial in instructions Toll free number: 866-801-5789 | Participant Passcode: 78965432

     

    Upon entering the url participants should select how they want to participate in the audio by hitting the Telephone icon (see screenshot below) and select the appropriate option.  If people are entering the meeting with a headset they should select that option and they do not need to dial into the phone call.  

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