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ALCTS Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant to ALA Annual, apply by December 1

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant. This award,presented by the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of ALCTS, honors an individual who shows promise in the field of metadata.

This grant is awarded to provide librarians and paraprofessionals from under-represented groups new to the metadata field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level.  The grant is to be used for airfare, lodging, and registration fees to attend the ALA Annual Conference. The award consists of $1,000, donated by Netanel Ganin, and registration to the next Annual Conference. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: evidence of or interest in a career as a library metadata specialist as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) past coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications; candidate’s written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in metadata-related work; identification with an under-represented group; letter(s) of reference; and a vita.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for this award, please send nominations to Jeannette Ho, chair, Chan Professional Development Jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Visit the Chan Professional Development Grant page for more information.