Call for Applications - 2022 IFLA Registration Grant

Dear CALA members:

The CALA Conference Travel Grant Committee is pleased to announce the 2022 IFLA Registration Grant is now available for application. The grant helps CALA members cover the cost of 2022 IFLA World Library and Information Congress early registration fee (please register as IFLA member, CALA’s IFLA membership code is US-0009). We are looking for 10 final recipients among all qualifying applicants. Each recipient will receive a check of $600 from CALA Treasurer after the Committee’s decision is approved by CALA’s Executive Committee and announced to the CALA list.

Please remember to send your application packet to both co-chairs of the Conference Travel Grant Committee at yang.zeng@queenslibrary.org (Yang Zeng) and yli3@fsu.edu (Yue Li) by March 31, 2022.

Applicant Eligibility:

· The applicant must be a CALA member in good standing for five consecutive years (6 months for student member), including the year of application.

· ALA IFLA Fellowship recipients are NOT eligible for this grant.

A complete application must consist of the following:

• A completed CALA 2022 IFLA Registration Grant Application Form (attached).

• A statement outlining the needs and benefits of the grant (no more than 500 words).

• Supporting documentation that denotes the applicant's assigned professional or administrative responsibility at the conference such as a copy of conference invitation letter, abstract of presentation or paper, recommendation letter from supervisor, peers or faculty adviser.

• Updated Curriculum Vitae.

Grant Recipient Requirements:

• Each grant recipient must submit a one-page report of his/her experience to the CALA Travel Grant Committee, within the one month following the conference s/he attended.

• The submitted reports will be posted on the CALA website and published in the CALA Newsletter.

• Each grant recipient must submit a registration receipt to CALA Treasurer for reimbursement of the registration fee.

• All grant recipients are strongly encouraged to volunteer to serve on CALA committees and task forces, to participate CALA events actively.

• Registration will not be reimbursed by CALA for cancellations for any reason other than documented illness, family emergency, or other unavoidable and documented circumstances.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022. Announcement of the 10 recipients will be made by the Committee no later than May 10, 2022.

A completed CALA 2022 IFLA Registration Grant Application Form and required documents should be sent via email by March 31, 2022 to both co-chairs of the Conference Travel Grant Committee at yang.zeng@queenslibrary.org (Yang Zeng) and yli3@fsu.edu (Yue Li).

Sincerely,

CALA Conference Travel Grant Committee (2021-2022)

Yang Zeng, yang.zeng@queenslibrary.org (Co-Chair) (Queens Public Library)

Yue Li, yli3@fsu.edu (Co-Chair) (Florida State University Libraries)

Lei Jin, leijin@ryerson.ca (Ryerson University Library, CA)

Feng-Ru Sheu, fsheu@kent.edu (Kent State University Libraries)

Raymond Wang, rwang@ccbcmd.edu (Community College of Baltimore County)

Gui Ge, rui.ge@stockton.edu (Stockton University)