Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Bursaries for the Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference #CALC2021

Thanks to sponsorship from the CILIP Community, Diversity and Equality Group, University of Sheffield Information School (my department) and University College London Dept. of Information Studies there are at least 22 bursary places for the Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference (CALC2021) which takes place online 5-6 May 2021. "Bursary places will offer a free ticket for the CALC2021 e-conference and are designed to improve the representation of groups/individuals who experience underrepresentation and/or marginalisation in academia, librarianship and traditional conference programmes. Groups eligible for bursary places include: POC/BAME/non-white attendees; Those for whom English is an additional language; LGBTIQA+ attendees; Disabled people/people with disabilities (including both physical, learning and mental-health related impairments); Deaf attendees; Neurodiverse attendees; Attendees from working class backgrounds. Eligibility is based on self-identification and no bursary applicants will be required to ‘prove’ their eligibility for the bursary. Bursary holders will not be named or identified at the conference." Places will be allocated on a lottery system (see the link below for more background on this). You have to apply by 11.59pm UK time on 16 April 2021, and a random draw will be made shortly afterwards. Go to for more info and the link to apply.

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