We received a number of high quality applications for the bursary to attend Umbrella 2013 conference and the conference dinner but there had to be a winner. Following a competitive application process, the LIRG Committee would like to award the Umbrella bursary to Dr. Jane Mansfield, Academic Librarian, Leeds Metropolitan University. Our congratulations got to Jane and we hope that she finds the conference an interesting and rewarding experience.
Umbrella 2013 award
LIRG is pleased to provide a bursary to cover registration at the CILIP Umbrella 2013 Conference on 2nd – 3rd July at the University of Manchester. The awards will cover the conference registration fee (£340 + VAT), one night’s accommodation at the George Kenyon Hall at the University, and attendance at the Conference Reception and Conference Dinner.
Keynote Speakers at the conference include: Roly Keating (Chief Executive, British Library) and Janice Lachance (CEO Special Libraries Association).
LIRG will be holding its AGM in Manchester on July 1st, the day before the start of the conference.
Applicants should provide a brief statement (up to 50 words) outlining how attendance at Umbrella 2013 will impact on their professional practice. The best statements (as judged by two LIRG committee members) will receive the bursary.
Closing date for applications: Friday 12 April.
Conditions: Applicants will be responsible for meeting their own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. They will also be expected to produce a brief account of their experience at the Conference for the LIRG journal, Library and Information Research. Please note that all applicants must be members of the LIRG Special Interest Group.
To apply for the bursary, please email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a statement on how attendance at the Umbrella 2013 conference will impact on your professional practice (50 Words Maximum).