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 CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright and information management, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by helping people integrate and navigate data sources and content assets.