Thursday, November 1, 2018

Library Association of Ireland (LA) Academic & Special Libraries (A&SL) National and International Conference Bursary 2019

CLOSING DATE - Friday 16th of November 2018.

The A&SL Committee is pleased to offer A&SL members the opportunity to attend major national and international library conferences as part of their continuing professional development.

The Committee intends to offer 1 bursary for conference attendance in 2019. The bursary will cover the costs of conference attendance, including conference fees and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.

Library Conferences covered by this bursary include:
·         The LAI/CILIP Annual Joint Conference
·         The CILIP ARLG Annual Conference
·         Internet Librarian International
·         UKSG Annual Conference
·         LILAC
·         IAML Annual Conference
·         BIALL Annual Conference
·         Any other relevant library conference may be suggested by the applicant
(Please note: Bursaries for the 2019 A&SL Annual Conference will be offered separately)

Applicants must be current members of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI. Students and the unwaged are welcome to apply. A&SL members who are attending conferences as speakers / presenters / poster presenters can also apply.
Conference must be attended in 2019.
The bursary winner will be expected to produce a short conference report which will appear on the A&SL website and/or in An Leabharlann. The winner may also be invited to share his/her learning experiences with other A&SL members at an appropriate A&SL event (e.g. A&SL AGM 2019)
When claiming travel and accommodation expenses, the bursary winner must provide the A&SL Treasurer with valid receipts.
If unable to attend the conference for any reason, we would ask the bursary winner to notify the A&SL Treasurer as soon as possible, as conference fees may not be reimbursed without appropriate notice.

Please click here for further details. 


Closing date for application is Friday 16th of November 2018.  Applications should be sent to

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Best of luck,
The Academic & Special Libaries Section of the LAI

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