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Call for Submissions: SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1,500 enables a master's candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.


Since its founding in 1956, SALALM has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies library collections and services. The SALALM Conference Scholarship includes a one-year membership in the organization.


Who should apply:

Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or their diasporas and who have career aspirations involving service to users seeking information about, or researching topics involving these areas, are urged to apply. Competency in one of the area's major languages is highly important.



Open to Master's degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library and information studies in the United States or Canada who have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study.


Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Résumé
  • Letter of Reference
  • Unofficial Transcripts


Deadline for all application materials: March 15, 2019

Award Granted: March 30, 2019


Full information and online application:


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