Applications Now Open for 2018 JCLC Travel Grants from VLA


The Virginia Library Association is pleased to announce TWO conference travel grants to attend the 2018 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26-30. The grant will help two people from an underrepresented and/or marginalized group attend the conference by providing $1,400 to be used for registration, travel, meals, and accommodations at the conference hotel. 

To be eligible to apply for a travel grant you must:

  • ​Be working in librarianship (professional or library support staff), pursing a job in librarianship, or be enrolled in an ALA accredited post-graduate program.
  • Be a 2018 member of the Virginia Library Association.
  • Identify as a member of a racial or ethnic minority in the United States, the LGBTQ+ community, or as a person with a disability. (Underrepresented and/or marginalized groups are identified in accordance with the ALA’s Office of Diversity recruitment resources.)

Applicants must also write a short statement (approximately 500 words) about why you would like to attend The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC). Please include how attending the conference will help you reach your professional goals, and a statement of need.

Applications will be accepted until May 18, 2018.

Applicants will be notified of the decision of the grant committee by June 4.


This travel grant was inspired by the travel grant that was awarded at The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) conference this year.