United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

SAGE PublishingThe United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant enables a Friend of a college/university library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Applicants must be active in their college or university Friends of the Library group, or be college/university library staff members who work in development. A grant of $850, plus full Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to the recipient.


Requirements for application:

  • The applicant must be a member of the college/university Friends of the Library group, or a college/university library staff member that works with the Friends of the Library or in development.
  • The applicant must be a first-time attendee of any ALA conference (Midwinter or Annual).
  • The applicant must include a recommendation from a board member of the college/university Friends of the Library group, or the college/university library director.
  •  The applicant must include a one-page summary of their activities in the Friends or in development.
  • The applicant must complete an official release form.

Download the application

Applications must be received by Jan. 15, 2018.

If you have questions about applying, please email united@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.

Award Recipients

  • 2017 - Lisa Renee Kippur
  • 2016 - April Anaya and Michelle Brasseur
  • 2015 - Molly Hart and Heather Murphy
  • 2014 - Essraa Nawar