Wednesday, February 21, 2007

RBMS 2007 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 48th annual preconference, "From Here to Ephemerality: Fugitive Sources in Libraries, Archives and Museums," which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from Tuesday, 19 June to Friday, 22 June 2007.

A minimum of 15 full and partial scholarships will be awarded. Full scholarships of $750 include a waiver of the preconference registration fee (up to $235 for professional ACRL members and $95 for full-time student members) and reimbursement of housing and travel expenses ($515 for professionals and $655 for full-time students). Partial scholarships of $235 consist of a waiver of the registration fee only (full-time student registrants awarded partial scholarships will also receive $140 towards housing and travel expenses).

All candidates must be currently enrolled in a library or information science, archival studies or museum studies program, or must have completed such a program. Candidates must also be members of ACRL who have not previously attended a preconference and who do not have sufficient institutional support to attend.

Applications must be received on or before Friday, April 13, 2007. Successful candidates will be notified on or before Friday, April 27, 2007. For more information click here.