ACRL offers more than $25,000 in scholarships to 2003 conference

Contact: Margot Sutton


For Immediate Release

March 2002

ACRL offers more than $25,000 in scholarships to 2003 conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering 50 scholarships to its 11th National Conference, "Learning to Make a Difference," to be held in Charlotte, N.C., April 10-13, 2003. Scholarships consist of complimentary conference registration and $250 for travel expenses.
The deadline to apply is October 15, 2002.

Scholarship candidates must be ACRL members employed in a library (community college, 4-year college, university, historically black college, or Hispanic-serving institution), hold an MLS degree, have been a librarian for less than five years, and have annual salary earnings of $40,000 or less.

Goals of the scholarship program include:

  • Increase participation of entry-level and minority librarians in ACRL professional development activities
  • Increase ACRL's efforts toward being an inclusive organization
  • Enhance librarians' ability to provide excellent services to constituent groups
  • Provide members with an active, positive interaction with ACRL that will strengthen membership retention

Complete details and application materials are available online at Questions Contact 800-545-2433, ext. 2519;

ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. ACRL's 11,000 members are comprised of individuals from a wide range of academic institutions, publishers and vendors who sell in the academic marketplace. ACRL enhances the effectiveness of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research in higher education. More information about ACRL's programs and services can be located on the
ACRL Web site. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association.