For immediate release | July 30, 2010

Apply now for ACRL 2011 scholarships

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will offer 80 scholarships in five categories worth more than $45,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2011 conference to be held March 30 - April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia. Applications for scholarships in all categories are due Nov. 9, 2010. Complete details on each scholarship category and application instructions are available at

ACRL 2011 scholarship categories are:

  • Librarian Scholarships - provide opportunities for librarians with five or fewer years of post-MLS experience to update their skills and knowledge
  • Library Support Staff Scholarships - provide opportunities for library support staff to attend the premier event for academic and research libraries
  • Library School Student Scholarships - provide opportunities for library school students to learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries
  • Virtual Conference Scholarships - provide unique opportunities for collaboration, learning and networking online
  • Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants - provide opportunities for Spectrum Scholars to participate in an ACRL professional development activity and opportunities to foster stronger relationships between Spectrum Scholars and their existing or potential mentors.

Offered biennially, the ACRL conference is the premier event for academic libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff and library vendors from across the country and around the world. Complete details and registration materials are available online at The early bird registration discount of 20% is available now through Feb. 4, 2011.

Contact Tory Ondrla at or (312) 280-2515 with questions about ACRL 2011 scholarship opportunities.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at (@ala_acrl).


David Free