Awarded biannually since December 2011, the SALALM Scholarship was established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies academic librarianship.
Beginning with the fall 2014 competition, a conference travel award of up to $1500 will be given to a master’s student in an ALA-accredited library and information science or archival studies program to defray the costs of attending the SALALM annual conference. The next conference will be June 13-17, 2015, hosted by Princeton University.
Awardees will be asked to write a summary of their conference experience, to be posted on the SALALM website.
Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections, and services. The SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship will include a one-year membership in the organization.