RBMS 2005 Preconference Scholarships
The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries is offering scholarships to RBMS members to subsidize first-time preconference attendance at its 46th annual preconference, "Bridging the Gap: Education and Special Collections," which will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from Tuesday, 21 June to Friday, 24 June 2005. (Complete preconference program, registration and other information is available through the RBMS website at www.rbms.nd.edu/).
Three full scholarships of $695 will be granted. Full scholarships include a waiver of the preconference registration fee (up to $195 for professional ACRL members and $75 for full-time student members) and reimbursement of housing and travel expenses ($500 for professionals and $620 for full-time students). Five partial scholarships of $195 will also be awarded, consisting of a waiver of the registration fee only. Full-time student registrants awarded partial scholarships will also receive $120 towards housing and travel expenses. To help us assure the ongoing improvement of the scholarship program, winners will need to submit a post-conference evaluation letter by the end of July 2005.
RBMS is committed to increasing diversity in the section. Two preconference scholarships have been designated for applicants of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, one for a professional librarian and one for a student. The remaining scholarships are open to all applicants who meet eligibility requirements. For more information about the RBMS commitment to diversity, please visit the RBMS website.
Candidates must be members of RBMS who have not previously attended a preconference and who do not have sufficient institutional support to attend the preconference in St. Louis.
Send application materials to:
J. Fernando Peņa
Deadline for applications:
Applications must be received on or before Friday, April 8, 2005. Winners will be notified on or before Friday, April 29, 2005.