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Travel Grant: 2008 LITA Forum

Grant Available to Attend Library Information Technology Association
National Forum October 2008 USA

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

Conference Theme:
Technology and Community: Building the Techno Community Library

October 16-19, 2008, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

The Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, announces a grant to support and promote international participation at the 2008 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 Windward Islands (especially Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines and Grenada) to attend the 2008 LITA National Forum in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 15-16, 2008. 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 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, 2008.

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  1. F.Nike Onifade

    Can a librarian living in Nigeria benefit from the grant in future?

  2. Lars

    I never knew this type of grant was available. In 2007 I was raising funding for a cultural preservation center with a library and had I been more aware of this, I would of searched harder in my area. Thanks for the info!

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