Calls for Applications OVGTSL 2019 Conference Diversity Scholarships for Library Professionals

Calls for Applications: OVGTSL 2019 Conference Diversity Scholarships for Library Professionals

The University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries is pleased to offer two diversity scholarships to attend the

2019 OVGTSL Annual Conference in Lexington, KY. Scholarships cover full conference registration and lodging for two nights (May 12-13, 2019) with conference accommodations at the conference hotel DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel (2601 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509).

Diversity scholarships will be awarded to library professionals from underrepresented groups and marginalized identities, including but not limited to: people of color, LGBTQIA+, ability/disability, and others who are traditionally underrepresented in libraries. Any individual currently employed full-time or part-time in the library field is eligible to apply.

Applicants should include a resume, a short statement (250 words) summarizing how they would benefit from attending this conference, and a statement about their specific qualification as part of an underrepresented group or marginalized identity in librarianship.

The online diversity scholarship application form is available here.

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a brief report outlining their conference experience within 30 days of the end of the conference. This review will be published on the conference web site.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Notification Deadline: March 15, 2019

Acceptance Deadline: April 1, 2019

The University of Kentucky Libraries (UK Libraries) generously sponsors the OVGTSL 2019 Diversity Scholarships. UK Libraries fosters an environment of tolerance, fairness and respect, promoting access to collections, programs and services without regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, abilities, or lifestyle.

Please contact Treshani Perera, Chair of Scholarships Subcommittee ( with any questions.