Apply for ACRL 2023 Scholarships by October 14

ACRL anticipates providing over $115,000 in scholarship funding for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. Scholarships typically include complimentary in-person or virtual registration plus an additional travel stipend of $400 – $600. Scholarship applications to attend the conference are due on Friday, October 14.

Scholarships are available in the following categories:

  • Early-Career Librarians: Less than six years of post-MLIS professional experience in a librarian role (excluding work study or student work) since receiving your MLIS (or equivalent).
  • Mid-Career Librarians: More than six and less than fifteen years of post-MLIS professional experience in a librarian role (excluding work study or student work) since receiving your MLIS (or equivalent).
  • Career Librarian: More than fifteen years of post-MLIS professional experience in a librarian role.
  • Library school students and recent graduates (seeking employment in a librarian role).
  • Library professional and support staff (non-MLIS).
  • ALA Spectrum Scholars.

The ACRL Conference Scholarship Committee will score applications based on responses to open-ended questions. In awarding scholarships, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Applicants employed at institutions or in positions serving under-represented groups.
  • Applicants employed at community, junior, or technical colleges.
  • Applicants who are international.
  • Applicants who have not previously been awarded an ACRL scholarship.
  • Applicants who demonstrate financial need.

The ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund makes it possible to award scholarships to academic and research librarians and library staff to attend the ACRL Conference, and your donations help support these opportunities. Consider investing in the future leaders of the profession by donating to the fund.

To learn more and apply, visit the scholarships section of the ACRL 2023 website.