The IFLA 2016 National Committee, through generous donations from the North American library community, has awarded fellowships to librarians from 75 countries to attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Columbus, Ohio.
I was fortunate enough to be named one of the 50 selected from the United States and Canada and I am super excited to meet the other fellows!
The Fellowships are provided through a $50,000 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Laura Bush Program grants support the recruiting and educating of library students, continuing education for those already in the profession, research and new programs that build institutional capacity. The Fellows work and study in 27 states; are employed in a variety of venues, including public, academic, school, law, medical and government libraries; and represent the diversity in the community and country. The fellowships will help cover costs related to travel, hotel, meals and registration.