Approximate date of posting May 9, 2019
Eligibility Anyone may apply to the WAML Scholarship, but preference is given to applicants residing in North America who identify with one or both of the following categories:
· Diversity: Librarians and library-workers from under-represented racial, social, and/or class groups who are interested in map and geospatial librarianship.
· Early Career: Early-career librarians, MLIS students (currently enrolled or recently graduated), and library workers new to map and geospatial librarianship.
Location: Reno, Nevada
Company/Organization Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML)
SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2019
Compensation: stipend of $750 for costs related to the conference (lodging, travel, etc.), a one-year membership in WAML, and free conference registration and banquet ticket.
Description The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is an independent association of map and geospatial librarians and other people with an interest in maps and geospatial librarianship.
WAML is committed to actively encouraging diverse voices and new perspectives in the field of map and geospatial librarianship and within our organization. We are excited to announce two scholarships to attend the 2019 annual WAML conference
The overarching goal of the WAML Scholarship program is to advance WAML’s efforts toward being a more inclusive organization and to support the professional development of library-workers from diverse backgrounds. There are two primary objectives:
1. Provide an opportunity for library-workers from under-represented racial, social, and/or class groups who are interested in map and geospatial librarianship to learn more about the profession, meet colleagues, and add new skills and knowledge.
2. Introduce new or transitioning librarians to the world of map librarianship and the emerging career of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) librarianship.
As an organization we believe that it is critical for our profession to reflect on and engage with the cultural and structural biases that are inherent to map and geospatial librarianship, and thus are actively recruiting people who may contribute new perspectives and experiences. The WAML conference provides a great opportunity for students or new/transitioning librarians to learn, network, and develop themselves and the profession of Map and GIS librarianship.