NNLM NER Travel Stipends Available to attend Library Carpentry

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region will award travel stipends to one person from each of the 6 New England states (6 total stipends) to attend Library Carpentry on October 22-23.

This workshop is organized by the New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science and hosted by Brown University.

Library Carpentry introduces the fundamentals of computing and provides a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what is taught and why, please see the paper “Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals.” You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Please see more about the event here: https://nesclic.github.io/2018-10-22-NEASIST-Brown

To apply for a travel stipend, please fill out an application here: https://goo.gl/forms/oV6IxW0EBEJ5eiO43

Applications are due October 5th and notifications will be sent by October 10th.

Please note the following:

  • Stipends will cover the following: One roundtrip mileage from starting location to Brown University, tolls, parking, and hotel for one night. Stipends can’t cover food (per diem)
  • If less than 30 miles one way (from starting location to Brown), no hotel will be covered. Mileage (two roundtrips) and other travel incidentals will be covered.
  • Stipends will be in the form of reimbursement. All forms and payments will be completed after the event and may take up to 30 days to process.
  • You must register to attend Library Carpentry at your own expense, a cost of $50-$75: https://nesclic.github.io/2018-10-22-NEASIST-Brown.
  • All those receiving a stipend will be required to write a short blog post about their experiences at Library Carpentry. These will be posted on the NNLM NER blog and distributed through the NER Newsletter. Recipients will also be required to complete a very short NNLM NER specific evaluation survey after the event.

For any questions, concerns, or more information, please contact Martha Meacham, Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, martha.meacham2@umassmed.edu