Grants

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The Government Documents Special Interest Section will be offering the following Grants during the 2017/2018 term. Download and complete the application form for the grant to which you would like to apply and email it to pbehles@ubalt.edu:

DLC Meeting and FDL Conference Travel Grant

October 16-18, 2017
Arlington, Virginia.

Apply

The GD-SIS is offering one $750 grant to its members to attend the DLC Meeting and FDL Conference. The Government Publishing office hosts this conference in every fall in the Washington DC area. This conference includes educational programing from the Federal Depository community, federal agency representatives, the Depository Library Council, and the GPO.

GD-SIS members, or their documents support staff with a recommendation letter from a member, are eligible.

The requirements for members who receive this grants include:

  1. Grant recipient must be a member in good standing of the GD-SIS.
  2. Grant recipient must not have received a previous GD-SIS grant within three years of applying.
  3. Grant recipient will write a newsletter article for JURISDOCS.

download and complete the application and email it to Grants Committee Chair, Pat Behles.  The application deadline is 11 P.M. (ET), Monday, September 25, 2016.


Veronica Maclay Travel Grant

Memorial for Veronica Maclay (1948-2000)

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Veronica Maclay was a librarian at California Hastings College of Law for 27 years before passing away in October of 2000. She held several titles and had different responsibilities but remained the law library's federal documents coordinator throughout her career. She served chairperson of the Government Documents SIS in 1993-1994 and was a strong advocate for access to government information.

The Veronica Maclay Grant is awarded yearly to a library student who wishes to specialize in government documents. It is given in the amount of $1,250 and may be used toward any travel-related expense that the student might incure from a professional or educational activity. This year the Maclay grant will be awarded for attendance to the 2017 Federal Depository Library Council Meeting and Conference.

The requirements for students who receive the Veronica Maclay grant include:

  1. Grant recipient must be a student enrolled in a library or information sciences program.
  2. Grant applicant must demonstrate an interest in government documents in his or her grant application.
  3. Grant recipient must not have received a previous GD-SIS grant within three years of applying.
  4. Grant recipient will write a newsletter article for JURISDOCS

Please download and complete the application, and email it to the Grants Committee Chair, Pat Behles.  Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.


2018 AALL Leadership Academy

April 13-14, 2018
Oak Brook, Illinois

Apply

Congratulations to the GD-SIS members selected to participate in the AALL Leadership Academy!  In recognition and support of this activity, the Government Documents SIS is offering a grant to cover the Academy's $699 registration.   Preference will be given to individuals who will not receive any support from their employing institution.  

Please download and complete the application, and email it to the Grants Committee Chair, Pat Behles.  Application deadline is Friday, October 20th, 2017.


AALL Annual Meeting Travel Grant

July 15-18, 2017
Austin, Texas

Application Closed

The GD-SIS will award two travel grants to members to attend the 2017 AALL Annual Conference in Austin, Texas for the amount of $1250 each. The deadline for applications is April 9, 2017.

The requirements for members who receive this grant include:

  1. Grant recipient must be a member in good standing of the GD-SIS.
  2. Grant recipient must not have received a previous GD-SIS grant within three years of applying.
  3. Grant recipient will write a newsletter article for JURISDOCS
  4. Grant recipient will attend the GD-SIS Breakfast/Business Meeting
  5. Grant recipient will attend at least one GD-SIS-sponsored program
  6. Grant applicants should explain their need for the grant in their grant application


Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Grant Recipients!

AALL Annual Meeting Travel Grant
Lacy Rakestraw, Director, St. Louis County Law Library
Gregory Wurzer, Associate Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Law Library

AALL Veronica Maclay Student Grant
Elizabeth Manriquez, MLIS Candidate, University of Washington

AALL Management Institute Travel Grant
Seth Quidachay-Swan, Reference Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library

Depository Library Council Meeting and FDL Conference Grant
Hayley Brunner, Graduate Student at the University of North Texas, and Library Assistant, University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law Library
Lawrence R. Meyer, Director, San Bernardino Law Library


Past Grant Recipients