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Briggs-Washington Bursary

Internet Librarian International Conference 2019 – London Olympia

CLSIG are very pleased to offer a Briggs-Washington bursary place for a CLSIG member to attend Internet Librarian International (ILI): the library innovation conference 2019 in London this October. You can read more about the conference at:

What is covered:
The bursary from CLSIG will cover a place at the conference, up to two nights hotel accommodation, and reasonable UK travel expenses.

Applicants must be members of CLSIG, and have agreement for attendance at the conference from their manager.

The bursary recipient is expected to write an article for the autumn issue of the CLSIG Journal to reflect on and develop ideas that came out of the conference (rather than simply describe the experience).  

We’d also like you to tweet for CLSIG during the conference (#ILI2019).

How to apply:
Submit a statement of no more than 300 words explaining why you wish to attend the conference, and how you believe it will benefit your professional practice. You may wish to mention any sessions in which you have a particular interest. In addition, please also include an estimate of travel costs (excluded from word count!) 

Send your application to by 5:00pm BST on Wednesday 4th September 2019. The recipient will be announced on Tuesday 10th September 2019.

Unsuccessful bursary applicants are still able to get a CLSIG Member discount using the code CLSIG25 on booking. The early bird conference rate is available up to 13th September 2019.

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The Briggs-Washington Bursary is offered in memory of two outstanding members of the Commercial, Legal & Scientific Information Group: Norman Briggs and Bert Washington.

CLSIG announced the launch of the Briggs-Washington bursary in 2015, which provides a free place to a CLSIG member to attend a conference. It is usually offered for the CILIP Conference and for Internet Librarian International.

Norman Briggs and Bert Washington were exceptional contributors to the advancement of the Group. We lost them both in March 2013 – Norman to a long-fought illness and Bert in a tragic accident. We have been looking for a way to commemorate these two wonderful people which will reflect in perpetuity their philosophy of promoting excellence and the careers of information scientists working in the commercial field. Hence the bursary which bears their names.

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