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Support Staff Travel Grant

Access Services Conference Support Staff Travel Grant

Call for Nominations

Do you know a support staff member who deserves special recognition for their work and dedication in Access Services?  

Each year, Access Services in Libraries, Inc. will present the Access Services Conference Support Staff Travel Grant to two individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work in our field.

Criteria for the Access Services Conference Support Staff Travel Grant

The Access Services Conference Support Staff Travel Grant is sponsored by Access Services in Libraries, Inc. The award recognizes two support staff members for outstanding work and commitment in the field of Access Services.  The recipients will receive a citation, travel funding, and registration for the Annual Access Services Conference held in Atlanta, GA, in November.

To qualify for the award, the candidate must be employed as library support staff serving in one of the fields of Access Services (circulation, reserves, collection maintenance, interlibrary loan/resource sharing, or other related areas.)  Suitability for the award will be considered based on the demonstration of outstanding work and commitment in the field of Access Services.

To be considered for this award, please submit two letters: one from the dean, director, or supervisor of the staff member addressing the criteria detailed above; and one from the nominee, briefly describing how they might benefit from attending the conference.

Letters of nomination should include:

  1. Nominee’s full name, work address, telephone number, and email address
  2. Background on the nominee’s career in libraries
  3. Description of the nominee’s achievements in the field of Access Services

Self-nominations will be accepted.

Nomination letters and questions can be submitted to Sarah Mangrum, Distinguished Achievement in Access Services Award Chair at Sarah.Rials@usm.edu or contacted at 601-266-4251.

The Awards Committee:

Awards Committee


Past Recipients