SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) Conference Attendance Scholarship
Deadline for All Application Materials: March 15, 2019
Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1500 enables a master’s candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.
Since its founding in 1956, SALALM has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies library collections and services. The SALALM Conference Scholarship includes a one-year membership in the organization.
Who should apply
Applicants able to demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, or their diaspora, or Iberia, and who have career aspirations involving service to academic users seeking information about or researching topics involving the Latin American, Caribbean, or Iberian regions are encouraged to apply.
Interest may be demonstrated through previous work, internships, undergraduate or graduate-level study, involvement through volunteer programs with governmental, non-governmental, or private sector organizations, and research and publication on topics relevant to the area. Competency in one of the area’s major languages is highly important.
Applicants must be master’s degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library science, information science, or archival studies (with equivalent accreditation where applicable) in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study, and recipients must be enrolled students at the time the award is made. Anyone having received this scholarship in previous years or a travel grant from SALALM is not eligible to apply.
- Knowledge of Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or Iberia
- Commitment to a career in academic libraries and information science or a related field
- Record of academic achievement
- Competency in one or more of the area’s languages
- Completed application form
- Personal Statement
- Current Résumé
- Letter of Reference
- Unofficial Transcripts