Travel Award for International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries

The Board of the International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries would like to announce a Travel Award scheme to increase diversity among the conference attendees. The award will be available to students or young professionals in underrepresented groups in the library community who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend the Conference.

At least two Awards will be available. Applications will be considered from candidates with an interest in library assessment who are either research students enrolled in post-graduate programmes, or young professionals who have not been employed for longer than four years.

Benefits of attending include

  • Hearing about some of the latest developments in all aspects of performance and measurement in library and information services library from a host of international speakers
  • Networking with some of the leading practitioners, researchers and educators in the field.
  • Obtaining international perspectives on their own work and hearing how new approaches may be explored or applied.

Criteria for eligibility

  • Students or young professionals as described above, from underrepresented population groups in the library community who have not had the opportunity or do not have the means to attend an International conference such as LibPMC.
  • Demonstrated interest in library assessment initiatives as evidenced by registration for appropriate courses in postgraduate programmes and/or participation in assessment initiatives in the workplace
  • The potential to explore and develop library assessment activities in their own environments.

The Travel Award will provide the following:

  • Registration for the LibPMC Conference being held from Monday morning 31st July to Wednesday afternoon 2nd August including lunch and refreshments on all three days, as well as the Conference Reception on Monday evening, and the Gala Dinner on Tuesday night.
  • Bed-and-breakfast accommodation for four nights at Keble College from Sunday 30thJuly to Thursday morning 3rd August
  • Economy class return airfare to London or nearest UK airport and public transport to Oxford to a maximum of £500.

NOTE: Awardees will have to make their own travel arrangements

The successful awardees will be required to share their experiences of the Conference by posting on the Conference blog. In addition, awardees will undertake to provide a Report of their Conference experience to the Organizers after the Conference.


Candidates who meet with the criteria above should submit their CV; a letter of application of no more than 400 words, and a letter of recommendation from a study leader or supervisor. The letter of application should explain your interest in assessment; how your presence would enhance diversity at the Conference and in the library community and how attending the Conference would support your own learning and development goals.

Applications must be submitted online to by 24th May. The Travel Award Committee will inform applicants of their decision in the first week of June.

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