FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship applications now open

Freedom to Read Foundation, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference

Applications are now open for the 2011 Freedom to Read Foundation Gordon Conable Conference Scholarship, which will provide all expenses for an LIS student or new professional to attend the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, June 23-28.

The Conable scholarship provides for conference registration fees, transportation to New Orleans (and back!), a hotel room for six nights, and per diem expenses!  In return, the recipient will be expected to attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and programs at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member, and present a report about their experiences and thoughts.

Applications are due Friday, April 8, and must include an up-to-date résumé, two references, and an essay detailing the applicant’s interest in intellectual freedom issues and how conference attendance will help further that interest.

Questions?  Email or call (800) 545-2433 x4226.

Gordon Conable was a California librarian and intellectual freedom champion who served several terms as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. His unexpected death in 2005 inspired his wife and the FTRF board to create the Conable Fund, which provides funding for the Conable Scholarship.