[Metadatalibrarians] Fwd: Code4Lib Diversity Scholarships - Call for Applications - Deadline extended!

Tiffany Henry tnhenry at uncg.edu
Tue Nov 26 05:15:08 PST 2019

Apologies for any cross-posting. The deadline has been extended to 12/2.

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From: Code4Lib Scholarship Committee <code4libaward at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 5:14 PM
Subject: Code4Lib Diversity Scholarships - Call for Applications - Deadline
To: Kenneth L Rose <kr2e at andrew.cmu.edu>, <atopek at tulane.edu>, Ding, Yi <
yi.ding at csun.edu>, Carly Bogen <cbogen at gmail.com>, <mesco at andrew.cmu.edu>, <
rspotts at andrew.cmu.edu>, Sarah Nguyen <snguye at uw.edu>, Gina Nortonsmith <
nortonsmith at comcast.net>, Tiffany Henry <tnhenry at uncg.edu>, Jessica Benner <
jbenner at andrew.cmu.edu>, <yooyoung.lee at uottawa.ca>, Mairelys Lemus-Rojas <
mairelyslemusrojas at gmail.com>

Code4Lib 2020 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 2020 Diversity Scholarship
program <https://2020.code4lib.org/general-info/scholarships>! The

Scholarship Committee hopes to award multiple 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
2020 Code4Lib Conference <https://2020.code4lib.org> in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. The deadline for applications is EXTENDED to Monday December
2, 2019 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 2020: https://2020.code4lib.org

*About Code4Lib:*

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: https://code4lib.org/about/.

 - The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and
financial needs.

Registration Details

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; however, if you register for the conference or book a
hotel room on your own, you will be reimbursed along with other expenses at
the conference. Reimbursement for expenses you pay on your own 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 2020 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 EXTENDED to Monday December 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM

The scholarship committee will notify all applicants by Tuesday, December
17, 2019, regardless of award results.


2020 Code4Lib Scholarship Committee (*previous recipient)

Jessica Benner(co-chair), Yi Ding* (co-chair), Carly Bogen*, Tiffany
Henry*, Yoo Young Lee*, Mairelys Lemus-Rojas, Ann Marie Mesco, Sarah
Nguyen*, Gina Nortonsmith*, Ken Rose, Lina Spotts, and Althea Topek*.

Tiffany Henry
Discovery Cataloger & Assistant Professor

University Libraries
University of North Carolina Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-334-5781 <(336)%20334-5781>
tnhenry at uncg.edu
she, her, hers)*

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