Are you an aspiring or seasoned researcher looking for funding to begin a research endeavour or supplement a current project?  Do you dream of a professional development opportunity but need funding to make it happen?   

This year's APLA Memorial Award committee invites members to think about how a successful application(s) could contribute to the professional development of your career and benefit the library profession as a whole.  Up to $1,000 will be awarded.     

Some examples of recently funded APLA Memorial Award projects include: 

-investigating the attitudes and teaching methods of academic instruction librarians in the Atlantic region
-surveying the continuing education needs and practices of library workers
-researching information for a publication on the history of literary awards in Canada
-participating in the Library of Congress Serials Cataloguing Cooperative Training Program
Interested applicants please send a letter outlining your proposal, a current curriculum vitae, and estimated costs of your project by March 15, 2005 to:

Tanja Harrison
Chair, APLA Memorial Award Committee
Vaughan Memorial Library
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS  B4P 2R6
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