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

Previous Recipients

This award supports costs associated with travel to, and participation in, the ALISE Annual Conference up to $750.

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

Details on the submission system will be posted in the coming months.

Committee Membership

  • Applications will be adjudicated by a panel consisting of three members of the Youth Services SIG
  • Committee members are selected and coordinated by the current year’s SIG chair(s)
  • The Committee reports to the Director for Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Previous Recipients

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