Volume 15, No. 3
The Ellen Schaffer Foreign Librarianís Grant has enjoyed a promising
inaugural year. As you know, Ellen Schaffer, a leader and longtime member
of the FCIL-SIS, made a generous $10,000 donation to establish this new
grant. AALL has matched this amount to provide a $20,000 principal from
which this annual grant will be funded. The Schaffer Grant will provide
assistance to ensure the presence and participation of foreign librarians at the AALL Annual Meeting.
The deadline for applicants this year was April 16, by which time the Schaffer Grant Committee had received over 10 applications from around the world, including China, the Philippines, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan and Norway. The Committee will select a recipient by May 1 and we will welcome the inaugural grant recipient to Minneapolis in July. Help us spread the word about this new grant opportunity and watch for next yearís application!