Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee - Call for Proposals (Friends of ACRL)

Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee - Call for Proposals (Friends of ACRL)

The Friends of ACRL, academic and research librarians, provide monetary support to enhance and ensure the relevance of our profession. ACRL committees, interest groups, and sections can submit proposals for funding to the ACRL Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee for projects that support professional development, advocacy, innovative programming, and the Board strategic plan initiatives.

Proposals are being accepted October 15 through November 30, 2011, and will be evaluated by the Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee in December 2011. The subcommittee's recommendations for funding are based on the
individual merits of each proposal, (see review criteria at

Preference will be given for projects that undertake and support new research that builds on the research agenda in The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Review and Report:
Funding recommendations will be submitted for final approval to the ACRL Budget and Finance Committee at the ALA Annual Meeting. Members who submit proposals will be contacted regarding decisions after the Annual Meeting concludes.

For more information, see the "ACRL Friends Fund Disbursement Process" (Section 6.7.6 in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures) or contact Ethan A. Henderson,, Chair, Friends Fund Disbursement Subcommittee.