ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award

Previous Recipients

This award supports costs associated with participation in the ALISE Annual Conference.


Thank you to the generous support of the University of Washington iSchool for sponsoring the award.



Award Criteria

  • This award is open to students currently enrolled (at the time of the ALISE conference) in an LIS graduate program (including both doctoral and master’s studies) with a concentration in youth services, broadly defined to include materials and library/information services for children and young adults in both everyday life and library settings
  • Applicants must be members of ALISE
  • Applicants must be members of the Youth Services SIG
  • Applicants must be actively participating in the ALISE conference (e.g., presenting a poster or a paper, serving as a member of a panel, interviewing for a faculty position)

Nomination Requirements

Interested graduate students should submit an application (upload as a single PDF) that must include:

  • A letter (no more than one page, single-spaced) describing the individual’s interest and work in the youth services area
  • Evidence of participation (or submission to participate) in the upcoming conference (e.g., poster/paper/panel acceptance/application)
  • A current CV

Submission Process

All submissions must be completed through the ALISE 2024 submission system

*First-time users will be required to create an account (separate from your account). Once created, return to the ALISE '24 submission page to log in. Once logged in, select 'Enter as an author'. Select the relevant track for your submission, ensuring you review all requirements prior to completing your submission.


Submission Deadline

March 25, 2024

Committee Membership

  • Applications will be adjudicated by a panel consisting of members of the Youth Services SIG:
    • Rachel Magee
    • Kerry Townsend
  • Committee members are selected and coordinated by the current year’s SIG chair(s)
  • The Committee reports to the Director, Community Building

Previous Recipients

2023 - Katherine Klein, University of South Carolina
2022 - Julia Burns Petrella, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2021 - Kerry Townsend, University of Missouri
2020 - No award issued
2019 - Kristie Escobar, Florida State University
2018 - Elizabeth Mills, University of Washington
2017 - Sarah Barriage, Rutgers University
2016 - Cass Mabbott, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2015 - Rachel Magee, Drexel University
2014 - Natalie Greene Taylor, University of Maryland
2013 - Karla Lucht, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012 - Robin Fogle Kurz, University of South Carolina
2011 - Lucia Cedeira Serantes, University of Western Ontario
2010 - Minjie Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2009 - Eric Meyers, University of Washington