We don’t usually post content for other organisations but as the ILN was inspired by one program coordinator’s first visit to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress we wanted to make an exception and share with you the recent call for applications from the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Standing committee for their attendance grant:
The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL), with generous sponsorship by ExLibris and Sage, is offering THREE (3) Attendance Grants for the IFLA Congress in Lyon 2014 to an information professional from each of these regions:
• Latin America
• Asia/Pacific region
Each grant covers the registration fee of Euro 455 as well as support for travel and/or accommodation up to Euro 700.
Applicants must be able to attend the Congress and will be responsible for all other costs associated with Congress attendance. Please see the Conference website for further details about the Congress.
The winners will be required to attend the IFLA Awards session to receive their certificates, and also attend the ARL’s Hot Topics session. They will also be required to take part in various publicity events during the conference, such as photo shoots and events organised at the two sponsors’ exhibition stalls. Their essays may be published on the ARL Section blog before the conference.
Recipients will be required to write a brief article about their Congress experience (approximately 500 words) for publication on the ARL Section blog within 3 months of the end of the Congress.
This is an amazing opportunity for some lucky people. If you are interested you should check out their blog for details plus the terms and conditions: http://www.ifla.org/node/8394