A reminder that the deadline for submitting applications to the APLA Memorial Award is approaching.


FAQ: How much money is available?


This varies from year to yearThe award amount is limited to the annual interest received from the APLA Memorial Awards Fund and normally up to $1,000 is available.  The APLA Memorial Awards Committee is delighted to announce that they are able to give away just over $1,500 this year!  


Applications outlining study or research that contributes to the development of an applicant’s career and benefits the library profession as a whole are encouraged.  Examples of recently funded projects include:


  • Investigating the reading interests of junior high school youth 
  • Studying school housed libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Examining electronic resource management in academic teaching and research environments
  • Exploring the attitudes and teaching methods of academic instruction librarians in the Atlantic region
  • Participating in the Library of Congress Serials Cataloguing Cooperative Training Program


All members, including previous applicants and award winners, are invited to submit an application.  For more information, or to submit an application including a letter outlining your proposal, a current curriculum vitae, and estimated costs of your project to be received by the March 31st, 2007 deadline, please contact:


Tanja Harrison

Chair, APLA Memorial Award Committee

Vaughan Memorial Library

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

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