Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship applications open

Freedom to Read Foundation, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference

Are you a library school student or recent grad (within the past three years)?  Do you have a passion for  intellectual freedom?  Would you like to attend the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC … for free??

If so, we encourage you to apply for the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation.  The Conable scholarship provides for conference registration fees… PLUS transportation to get to Washington, DC… PLUS a hotel room for six nights… PLUS 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 April 16, 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.