CONUL Conference 2018 – Bursary announcement

We are delighted to announce that CONUL (Consortium of National & University Libraries) is once again providing funding for two enthusiastic individuals to attend its 2018 conference, with the theme ‘Transformative Experiences’, to be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on 30-31 May. This is a wonderful opportunity for those beginning LIS careers to attend an internationally regarded conference, with ample provision to attend sessions, network with delegates, and learn about key issues facing research libraries.

Two bursaries in total are available, one for each eligible category of applicant:

1. LIS students currently studying a LAI accredited course
2. LIS graduates who have graduated from a LAI accredited course within the last 5 years

LAI Accredited courses can be found here and here.

CONUL 2018 bursaries will cover:

● Full CONUL 2018 registration – entrance to conference sessions and sponsors’ exhibition, all conference documentation, lunch and refreshments, drinks reception and conference dinner on Wednesday 30 May
● One night’s accommodation on Wednesday 30 May, with breakfast the following morning
● Transport costs from within Ireland to and from Galway
● Appointment of a mentor for the duration of the conference.

To apply please email Michelle Agar ( with a letter of expression of interest (maximum 500 words) that includes:
● An outline of why you would like to attend CONUL 2018
● Your anticipated learning outcomes, and why you would benefit from attending
● Confirmation of your agreement to submit a report of the event to the Libfocus library blog within 4 weeks
of attending the event, which may be published on both the Libfocus and CONUL websites (mandatory)
● Successful applicants will be notified via email by Monday 19 March

In addition to attending conference sessions successful applicants will be required to:
● Submit a report on the conference within 4 weeks of the event for potential publication on the Libfocus library blog and CONUL website
● Be present at the conference venue in Galway for the full conference programme

*Closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 28 February 2018*