Code4Lib 2018 Diversity Scholarships
As part of Code4Lib's ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that
prevent participation for underrepresented groups, and to achieving a
balanced representation of the human experience, we are pleased to announce
that we are now seeking applicants for our 2018 Diversity Scholarship
program <http://2018.code4lib.org/general-info/scholarships>! The
Scholarship Committee hopes to award 15 Diversity Scholarships, based on
merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1200 for travel costs,
lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants to attend the 2018
Code4Lib Conference <http://2018.code4lib.org/> in Washington, D.C.. The
deadline for applications is November 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.
The scholarship will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations
up front to scholarship awardees. Other incidentals like travel and meals
may be reimbursed based on the amount awarded. Reimbursement will be
managed independently at the conference. Pairing up housing with other
scholarship awardees or conference attendees may also be accommodated.
Please contact [log in to unmask] with any questions about this
arrangement. We want to ensure that financial issues do not discourage
anyone from applying to this award.
We do not expect scholarship recipients to be responsible for being an
ambassador for their group or an educator of others during the conference.
While learning and exchange may happen as a result of interactions between
participants, scholarship recipients are encouraged to focus on getting the
most out of their experience and have no special duties or obligations
apart from conference attendance, engaged participation to their comfort
level, and giving us feedback on their experience.
Code4Lib conference 2018: http://2018.code4lib.org
Code4Lib (https://code4lib.org) seeks to maintain a vibrant and diverse
community of technology minded folks. We are developers and technologists
for libraries, museums, and archives who have a strong commitment to open
technologies. Code4Lib began as a simple mailing list in 2003 and held its
first face-to-face meeting in 2005 in Chicago. The first official annual
conference was held in 2006 in Corvallis, Oregon. Code4Lib is dedicated to
providing a harassment-free community experience for everyone regardless of
gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size,
race, or religion. For more information, please see our emerging
Code4Lib is dedicated to being a diverse and inclusive community of
technologists seeking to share ideas and build collaboration.
Diversity Scholarship Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements
An applicant must be a member of a group not well-represented within the
code4lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color,
LGBTQ+, ability/disability, non-binary gender identities, etc. We also
invite applications from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized
groups that don't fit into the categories listed above.
An applicant must be interested in actively engaging with the Code4Lib
community. For more information about Code4Lib, see the About Code4Lib
The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and
Registration spots and hotel rooms are being held for scholarship
recipients. If you can attend only if you receive a scholarship, there is
no need to register for the conference or book a hotel room when
registration opens. Code4Lib will assist you with both registration and
hotel arrangements. If you register for the conference or book a hotel
room, you will reimbursed along with other expenses. Reimbursement for
expenses will be provided to recipients during the conference.
How to Apply
Submit your application materials via the Code4Lib online form:
You will need to prepare:
Your brief letter of interest, no more than 500 words, which:
Identifies your eligibility for a diversity scholarship
Describes how you see yourself benefiting from and participating in
the Code4Lib 2018 conference and the general Code4Lib community
Your current resume or CV
Contact information for one reference who can speak to your professional
goals and/or achievements
Please note: Your brief letter of interest and current CV/resume
should be combined
into a single pdf. Your file should follow a “Lastname-Firstname.pdf”
naming convention. Please direct any questions to [log in to unmask]
The application deadline is Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET
The scholarship committee will notify all applicants by Friday, December 1,
2017, regardless of award results.