RBMS Preconference Scholarships
Deadline: Wednesday March 31, 2011, Midnight PST
In partnership with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of ACRL is offering scholarships to subsidize first-time attendance at the RBMS preconference, "In the Hurricane's Eye: Challenges of Collecting in the 21st Century." Information regarding attendance scholarships - including eligibility criteria, application instructions and an online application form - can be found at http://www.rbms.info/conferences/preconferences/2011/index.shtml under the tab labeled "Newcomers & Scholarships."/
RBMS is committed to increasing diversity in its membership and the special collections and archival professions. Accordingly, particular consideration will be given to applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups./
Full and partial scholarships will be awarded. Full scholarships include a waiver of the preconference registration fee (up to $255 for professional and paraprofessional ACRL members, and $105 for full-time student members) plus a travel and accommodation stipend of $750. Partial scholarships provide complimentary registration and may or may not include a stipend.