DLF/CLIR + ER&L Cross-Pollinator Travel Award

2014 winners announced!

Michael Cabus

Carmen Mitchell

Michael Cabus
Paul J. Gutman Library/ Philadelphia University

Carmen Mitchell
California State University San Marcos

The Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to support a travel grant for the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference in Austin, March 16-19, 2014.

The purpose of this grant is to extend a unique opportunity to attend ER&L to a library professional who would not typically come to the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference but who can identify a connection with their work.  The goal of the DLF/CLIR +ER&L TRAVEL AWARD is to bring a cross-pollinator –a library professional to ER&L who can provide unique perspectives to our work and share a vision of the library world from their perspective — to the conference. The travel grant includes a conference registration, air travel costs, and housing in Austin.


Applicants will be required to supply contact information as well as to indicate to how access to the ER&L conference may assist the applicant in achieving an expansion of their professional horizons. It is important for the applicant to describe what he or she can uniquely bring to the conference. The winning applicant must be able to travel to Austin.


The applicant should be a practicing library professional seeking more exposure on the trends in e-resources and digital services who has not attended ER&L and is willing to share their perspective to the ER&L community. The winning applicant will receive conference registration, air travel costs, and housing up to $2200 per winner.


Applications accepted Monday, January 13 – Friday, February 14, 2014. Winning applicant names will be posted to the website no later than Monday, February 24, 2014.


2013–Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University. 
View blog post on Jill’s experience.

2013–Angela Dresselhaus, Assistant Professor, Acquisitions and eResources, University of Montana.
View blog post on Angela’s experience.

2013–Cindy Boeke is a digital collections developer eager to share real-world stories to demonstrate how the libraries’ digitized collections are being used to support, change, or illustrate fields of study, and in some cases impact people’s lives in very positive ways.
View photo.

2013–Francis Kayiwa is a developer working on publishing infrastructure at UIC. He is an active member of the code4lib community. He’s eager to share the developer’s perspective on balancing system stability whilst enabling creativity.
View photo. View blog post on Francis’ experience.