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Student Travel Award for ALA 2020

Submitted on Friday, January 10, 2020

This $1,250 monetary prize is given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

2019 Winner, Zoeanna Mayhook:


Applicants should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.

In addition to attending the conference, the winner is required to participate in BRASS activities at ALA conference and to write a brief statement about conference experiences for RUSA Update . The winner may not accept a concurrent ALA-sponsored travel award.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented.

Applicants must complete the nomination form, and follow the submission instructions therein. DUE Feb 15!
Questions should be directed to the committee chair. That’s me (Carmen Cole)!

Submission Guidelines:
Complete the Student Travel Award nomination form.

Submit the following materials:

  • Personal statement (1-2 pages) summarizing your academic and professional achievements, your interest in this award, and reasons for choosing business librarianship as a profession
  • A copy of your current resume
  • A copy of your library school transcript
  • Two letters of reference
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