Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarships to Academic Librarians to Attend Association of College and Research Libraries Conference

Announcing Call for Submissions for Academic Librarians to Receive a Travel Stipend to Attend the Upcoming American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and content solutions, announces the winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Bridgett Birmingham of Florida State University, Katie Hutchinson of  Walsh University, Jennifer L. Kegler of SUNY Brockport, and Bing Wang of Georgia Tech University. Each received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries’ ACRL 2013 conference recently held in Indianapolis.

“I’d never had the opportunity or funding to attend a large scale conference like ACRL,” said Hutchinson.  “The funding provided by the scholarship was fantastic because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to go.”

“We are thrilled to announce the winners of our new scholarship program for academic librarians,” said Tim Bowen, Director, Academic Products & Services, CCC.  “We understand how critical and rewarding these industry events can be and believe this program provides librarians with new opportunities for enrichment, while demonstrating commitment to their profession.”

Due to the high number of submissions received prior to ACRL 2013, CCC is currently offering the same program for academic librarians to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from June 27 to July 2 in Chicago. Applicants must be full-time, permanent staff members or academic librarians currently employed by a US-based academic institution of higher learning. A full list of requirements can be found here.

To apply for the scholarship program, librarians need to submit a response of up to 300 words to a short question. The application deadline is May 20, 2013. Winners will be notified May 31, and scholarship stipends will be issued June 10.  CCC encourages librarians who applied for an ACRL scholarship to resubmit their entries for the ALA program.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions. Through its relationships with those who use and create content, CCC drives market-based solutions that fuel research, power publishing and respect copyright. With its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, CCC provides solutions for millions of people from the world’s largest companies and academic institutions.