Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Current Opportunities!

It's spring break 2016!  We've all got things to do, books to read, sleep to sleep (so much sleep).
There are so many opportunities for MLIS students right now, so if you have some time take a peek and apply/register/mark your calendars!

Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship
Applications are now open for the 2016 Conable Conference Scholarship sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation. (FTRF). The Conable Conference Scholarship provides funding for an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. The 2016 ALA Annual Conference will be held in Orlando, FL, June 23-28, 2016. Application deadline: April 8, 2016 5pm CST. Winners will be announced in early April, 2016.

2016 Google Policy Fellowship
The American Library Association (ALA) today announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious 2016 Google Policy Fellowship program. The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) began its participation in this program at the program’s founding in 2008.

For the summer of 2016, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in Washington, D.C., to learn about national policy and complete a major project. Google provides the $7,500 stipend for the summer, but the work agenda is determined by the ALA and the selected fellow. Throughout the summer, Google’s Washington office will provide an educational program for all of the fellows, such as lunchtime talks and interactions with Google Washington staff.

The fellows work in diverse areas of information policy that may include digital copyright, e-book licenses and access, future of reading, international copyright policy, broadband deployment, online privacy, telecommunications policy (including e-rate and network neutrality), digital divide, open access to information, free expression, digital literacy, the future of libraries generally, and many other topics. Refer to the National Policy Agenda for Libraries for an overview of current priorities.  Application deadline: March 25, 2016

ALA Awards and Grants
A link to the ALA's full list of awards and grants.  A great resource for those looking for basically everything : )

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