Friends Fund Disbursement – Call for Proposals

The Friends of ACRL, academic and research librarians, provide monetary support to enhance and ensure the relevance of our profession.  ACRL committees, interest groups, and sections can submit proposals for funding to the ACRL Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee for projects that support professional development, advocacy, innovative programming, and the Board strategic plan initiatives.

Proposals are being accepted through May 1, 2011 and will be evaluated by the Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee in June 2011. The subcommittee’s recommendations for funding are based on the individual merits of each proposal (criteria are available for review in ALA Connect).

Funding recommendations will be submitted for final approval to the ACRL Budget and Finance Committee at the ALA Annual Conference.  Members who submit proposals will be contacted regarding decisions after the Annual Conference concludes.

For more information, see the “ACRL Friends Fund Disbursement Process” (Section 6.7.6 in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures) or contact Janis Bandelin ( chair of the Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee.

Need more time? There will be another call for proposals in fall 2011.