U.S. IFLA 2001 National Organizing Committee creates 'Fellowships for the Americas Program'

Contact: Michael Dowling


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For Immediate Release


August 2002

U.S. IFLA 2001 National Organizing Committee creates 'Fellowships for the Americas Program'

The U.S. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2001 National Organizing Committee composed of representatives from the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Library and Information Science Education, Association of Research Libraries, Medical Library Association, and Special Libraries Association, is pleased to announce the
'Fellowships for the Americas Program.'

The program provides grants for librarians from the Americas, including South America, Central America, North America and the Caribbean, to attend the IFLA conferences in Berlin in 2003 and Buenos Aires in 2004. The
'Fellowships for the Americas Program' will be funded from the net revenues earned from the IFLA 2001 Conference, which was held August 16-25, 2001, in Boston.

The program will be announced at a press conference at the IFLA 2002 Conference at the Scottish Exhibition and Convention Centre in Glasgow on Tuesday, August 20, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fifteen fellowships will be offered for librarians from the Americas to attend the IFLA 2003 Conference in Berlin. The number of fellowships available for the Buenos Aires conference will be determined in 2003.

To be eligible librarians must be from the Americas, born after 1962, have a minimum of five years of working experience in a library or information setting, and not be a regular IFLA conference delegate.

The fellowships will provide conference registration, air travel, shared accommodations and a per diem, as well as a small orientation and reception for the participants.

The application deadline for the IFLA Conference in Berlin will be January 15, 2003.

Applications in English and Spanish can be completed online at
https://cs.ala.org/ifla. To receive an application by mail or fax, please contact the International Relations Office at the American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 , fax number +1 -312-280-4392.