ILA/ACRL Mary Iber Spring Conference Scholarship 2019

Mary Hammond Iber was an exceptional librarian, mentor, and friend. A librarian and archivist at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, she died unexpectedly on January 2, 2014. Mary was known for her kind, creative, and helpful nature and her vibrant approach to life. She taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science and was involved with Iowa ACRL leadership, including serving as President in 2010 and chairing the Nominating, Awards, and Newsletter committees.
To honor her commitment to continuous learning and growth, Iowa ACRL makes available the Mary Hammond Iber Spring Conference Scholarship. The scholarship will help fund attendance at the Iowa ACRL Spring Conference, May 23 and May 24 at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids. The scholarship will cover the registration fee and up to $100 in travel, hotel, and meal expenses.

Applicants must fall into at least one of the following 3 categories:

1) Paid members of Iowa ACRL, working full-time in an Iowa academic or research library, and either: attending their first Iowa ACRL Conference, or have worked in an Iowa academic or research library for fewer than three years.

2) Library science students.

3) Support staff working in an Iowa academic or research library.

Student and support staff applicants do not have to be paid members of Iowa ACRL. Previous Iowa ACRL Spring Conference scholarship recipients are NOT eligible.

Please submit the application below, including an essay of 250 words or less describing how conference attendance will help you achieve your professional goals. Scholarship winners are selected by the Awards Committee on the quality of the essay.

The deadline for applications is April 26, 2019. The winner will be notified in early May.

Jennifer Sterling, William Penn University, Awards Committee Chair

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