Monday, February 25, 2008

[IFLA-L] Reminder - Essay contest to cover: Bursary/Registration to IFLA Quebec


IFLA World Library and Information Congress
74th IFLA Conference and Council

"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"
10-14 August 2008, Qu├ębec, Canada

The Academic and Research Libraries Section of IFLA is offering four free registrations for academic and research librarians for the 2008 IFLA Congress.

Two free registrations are for librarians from Africa and

Two free registrations are for librarians from Latin America.

Applicants must be able to attend the conference and will be responsible for all other costs associated with conference attendance.

To apply, send an essay of not more than 500 words (One single spaced page).

Please place your contact information on a separate page or include complete address in your email.

Essay content should describe your general current and future interests and activities and specifics on why attending IFLA would benefit you.

Your essay must be received by April 5, 2008.

Please send your essay to:

Stephen Marvin

Via attachment in email -

Via facsimile – Attn: Stephen Marvin – 610-436-2251

Via Post – Attn: Stephen Marvin, FH Green Library, 25 Rosedale Avenue, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383, U.S.A. (Please be sure to include your return address or other contact information)

All essays will be acknowledged upon receipt.

The successful applicants will be advised by May 1, 2008 so that they can arrange travel and accommodation.

For further information on Registration, Travel and Accommodations, please visit the IFLA web page -

Deadlines for other IFLA Fellowships, Funds, Grants and Awards are posted on the IFLA web page -

The ARL Section also encourages all members in IFLA to respond to the many calls for papers.

The ARL Section is also sponsoring a program to share your knowledge via mentoring opportunities with your colleagues.

This Essay Contest is sponsored by IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section.

Dates Application Due Award announcement

ARL Section, IFLA April 5, 2008 May 1, 2008

Two Registrations from Africa

ARL Section IFLA April 5, 2008 May 1, 2008

Two Registrations from Latin America

Sue McKnight, Chair; Stephen Marvin, Secretary, IFLA

Stephen Marvin, Secretary
ARL Section, IFLA
FH Green Library
West Chester University
25 Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

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