If you are a BCLA Member and could use some financial assistance to attend the BC Library Conference please consider applying for the Alice Bacon Continuing Education Scholarship.
Named in honour of Alice Bacon who, for many years, both organized and lobbied for improved continuing education opportunities for librarians. It is awarded to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend BCLA the annual conference due to limited funds. Awards vary in amount depending on the individual’s need and funding available.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10th with the subject line Alice Bacon Continuing Education Award and outline what amount of support would make it possible for you to attend the conference. For example let us know that covering the cost of registration as well as perhaps travel costs and accommodation costs would be necessary for you to attend. If you can cover some of the costs, for example accommodation if you are in the Lower Mainland, let us know that as well. A few sentences about yourself and your role and aspirations in the library community would also be appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from those of you who may not have had an opportunity to attend many conferences in the past as well as from people who would like an opportunity to expand their professional education.