Travel Grant: 2007 LITA Forum

Announcement: Grant Available to Attend Library Information Technology Association National Forum October 2007 USA

Sponsor: Mrs. Grace Hope Hill, in Memory of Professor Errol Gaston Hill

Conference Theme:

  • Technology with Altitude: 10 Years of the LITA National Forum
  • October 4-7, 2007, Denver Marriott City Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

Details:

The Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, announces a grant to support and promote international participation at the 2007 LITA National Forum.

The grant provides up to $2,500.00 US for a librarian currently living and working in the Caribbean, with preference given to a librarian from the Leeward Islands (especially from Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts) to attend the 2007 LITA National Forum in Denver, Colorado, October 4-7, 2007. The grant covers only airfare, hotel, registration, and currency conversion fees up to the grant total. The grantee is responsible for meals and other expenses not covered by the $2,500 grant. He or she will have opportunities to meet with the LITA leadership and members as well as attend the full forum.

To be eligible, an applicant must: (1) be living and working in the Caribbean; (2) hold citizenship other than U.S.; (3) have between five and fifteen years of work experience in a library or information setting; (4) have an interest in or experience with using, managing, or leading technology in a library or information setting; (5) understand English; (6) and not be a regular LITA Forum attendee.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to hillc255@yahoo.com with subject line: LITA Grant.

The application must contain the following, submitted in English: name, work address and e-mail addresses, current job title, brief resume, a brief summary of experience working with technology in a library or information setting, and a 200 or fewer word statement about why you would like to attend the LITA Forum including an indication as to whether this is the first time you would be attending a LITA Forum.

Application deadline is 5:00 pm (EST) May 1, 2007.

For more information about the Forum, visit
http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litaevents/litaeventsprograms.htm

Questions to hillc255@yahoo.com or lita@ala.org.