Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant

The award is presented by the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and honors an individual who shows promise in the field of metadata.

This grant is awarded to provide librarians and paraprofessionals from under-represented groups new to the metadata field with the opportunity to attend a professional conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level. The grant is to be used for airfare, lodging, and registration fees to attend the ALA Annual Conference. The award consists of $1,000, donated by Netanel Ganin and registration to the next Annual Conference. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: evidence of or interest in a career as a library metadata specialist as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) past coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications; candidate's written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in metadata-related work; identification with an under-represented group; letter(s) of reference; and a vita.

Deadline for nominations and applications is December 1.

Send nominations to Paromita Biswas ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), chair, Chan Professional Development Jury.

Visit the Chan Professional Development Grant ( page for more information.

Paromita Biswas
Continuing Resources Metadata Librarian
UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center
Los Angeles, CA
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