ARCHIVED: U.S. IFLA Committee Offers Fellowships to Attend International Conferences

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October 10, 2002

The U.S. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 2001 National Organizing Committee is accepting applications for its new program that helps librarians attend IFLA's annual conferences.

The Fellowships for the Americas Program provides grants for librarians from South America, Central America, North America and the Caribbean to attend the IFLA General Conference and Council in Berlin, Germany, in 2003 and Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2004. The grants cover the recipients' conference registration fees, air travel, shared accommodations and per diems, as well as a small orientation and reception for the participants.

Fifteen fellowships will be offered for the IFLA 2003 conference in Berlin. The number of fellowships available for the Buenos Aires conference will be determined in 2003.

To be eligible for the fellowships, librarians must be residents of the Americas and born after 1962, have a minimum of five years' working experience in library or information settings, and not be regular IFLA conference delegates.

The application deadline for fellowships to attend the IFLA conference in Berlin is Jan. 15, 2003. Applications in English and Spanish are available online at To receive an application by mail or fax, please contact the International Relations Office at the American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; fax: 312/280-4392.

The U.S. IFLA 2001 National Organizing Committee is composed of representatives from the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Library and Information Science Education, Association of Research Libraries, Medical Library Association and Special Libraries Association.