United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant enables a person who is active in his or her college or university Friends of the Library group, or a library staff member who works in development, to attend the ALA Annual Conference. A grant of $850, plus full Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to the recipient.



Requirements for application:

  • The applicant’s college/university Friends of the Library group must be a group member of United for Libraries, or the applicant must be a personal member of ALA and United for Libraries, at the time of application and through the conference.
  • The applicant may be a member of the Friends of the Library group, or a 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).
  • Applicants must include a recommendation from a board member of the Friends of the Library group, or the library director.

Award History

  • 2014 - Essraa Nawar