Nominations Sought for Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

Nominations Sought for Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant
(American Library Association—Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Have you worked in Preservation for less than 5 years? Would you like the chance to attend the ALA Annual Meeting? Consider applying for the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant was established to honor Jan Merrill-Oldham, distinguished leader, author and mentor in the field of library and archives preservation. The grant provides the recipient the opportunity to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in order to contribute to his/her professional development.

The recipient will attend meetings and programs, and will be required to submit a short essay on their conference experience to the ALCTS News. The grant consists of a $1,250 cash grant donated by the Library Binding Council, BMI and a citation to be presented at the ALCTS Awards ceremony. The grant is applicable toward airfare, lodging and registration fees related to ALA Annual Conference attendance.

Send nominations or applications, including the following name, address, phone number and email address of the nominee and nominating party or applicant; letter of application or nomination; two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who know the candidate and his/her work; resume or curriculum vitae; short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme: “How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?,” to Beth Doyle, chair, grant jury. Submissions due by December 1.

Visit the Jan Merrill-Oldham Grant page for more information.

Beth Doyle, Head
Conservation Services Dept.
Leona B. Carpenter Senior Conservator
Duke University Libraries
http://blogs.library.duke.edu/preservation/

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