Perhaps Code4Lib could have some form of nominal membership, and the funds
derived from membership dues could be put into an array of scholarships.
Membership wouldn't necessarily have to be a privileged state, but for some
(many?) library positions, promotion criteria include "membership in
professional organizations", so being able to point to Code4Lib and say "I'm
a member of this!" would be a benefit for some of us. The necessarily
managerial overhead (in the form of a Scholarships Committee or some such)
would also provide a service opportunity for folks looking to round out
Personally I'd rather have my annual professional membership dollars go
towards scholarships to help others attend a C4L conference than to ALA.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 3:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4lib 2014 Diversity Scholarships: Call for
On 11/25/13 12:17 PM, Matthew Sherman wrote:
> I am going to reiterate my push to turn this conversation to a
> discussion for funding options for everyone who wants to attend
> Code4Lib 2014. I think that will be a much better use of our time.
Agreed. Someone mentioned state scholarships that many of us didn't know
about. I think a page on the c4l wiki for scholarship opportunities could be
a win. People could add any that they hear about.
And I wince a bit at mentioning this, but with actual non-profit status, c4l
might be more able to solicit donations. Or perhaps the group could find a
non-profit partner that could help out in that regard?
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 3:13 PM, Erik Hetzner <[log in to unmask]>
>> Hi all,
>> I can't believe we are having this conversation again.
>> I have nothing to add except to say that rather than feed the troll,
>> you might do what I did, and turn your frustration at this thread
>> arising *once again* into a donation to the Ada Initiative or similar
>> organization. Sadly, it seems that one cannot contribute to the
>> diversity scholarships, as I would be happy to do so. If anybody
>> knows how, please let me know.
>> best, Erik
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