[Metadatalibrarians] Code4Lib 2019 Diversity Scholarships
Code4Lib Scholarship Committee
code4libaward at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 11:20:33 PDT 2018
We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the Code4Lib 2019
LibTech Women and Friends
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 2019 Diversity Scholarship
program <http://2019.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 $1500 for travel costs,
lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants to attend the 2019
Code4Lib Conference <http://2019.code4lib.org/> in San José, California.
The deadline for applications is Friday, November 16, 2018 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 code4libaward at gmail.com 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 2019:
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 Page
- 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:
1. 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 2019 conference and the general Code4Lib community
2. Your current resume or CV
3. 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
code4libaward at gmail.com.
The application deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET
The scholarship committee will notify all applicants by Wednesday, December
5, 2018, regardless of award results.
(on behalf of 2019 Code4Lib Scholarship Committee)
Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez (Co-Chair)
Mairelys Lemus-Rojas (Co-Chair)
Yoo Young Lee
Eric Phetteplace (LSP)
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