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If you’re interested in attending the Charleston Conference, there is a $1000 scholarship for anyone currently working in a library who has never attended before. You do not need an MLIS degree to apply.
HARRASSOWITZ Accepting Applications for the 2015 Charleston Conference Scholarship
July 7, 2015, Wiesbaden, Germany – HARRASSOWITZ, international booksellers and subscription agents, is pleased to offer once again a $1,000 scholarship to attend the Annual Charleston Conference that takes place November 4-7, 2015 in Charleston, SC. The scholarship is to be awarded to a librarian or paraprofessional who is currently working in a library and who has not yet attended a Charleston Conference.
Pursuant to the 2015 Charleston Conference theme of “Where Do We Go From Here?”, applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the following topic:
What does “Where Do We Go From Here?” mean to libraries and vendors?
Essays should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 4, 2015 and should be accompanied by a one-page resume. HARRASSOWITZ will notify the winner of the scholarship on August 20, 2015.
All applications will be acknowledged and will be reviewed by a panel of librarians. The scholarship must be used for the 2015 conference. Only applications from first-time Charleston attendees will be accepted.
All applicants will be notified of the results.
For more information on the Charleston Conference, registration and this year’s program, please visit http://www.katina.info/conference/
Established in 1872, HARRASSOWITZ is a global full-service subscription agent and bookseller headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, specializing in the distribution of e-content, periodicals, books, and music scores to academic and research libraries.
Tina Feick, Director of Sales and Marketing, North America
Phone: (800) 348-6886 (US and Canada)
Fax: (800) 574-5732
Friedemann Weigel, Managing Partner – Director of Sales, Wiesbaden, Germany
Telephone: +49 611 530 500
Fax: +49 611 530 560
In the US: (800) 348-6886 Fax (800) 574-5732