SAGE supports library travel grant for ALPSP International Conference 2013

SAGE has announced it will be sponsoring a librarian place again at this year’s Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) International conference. The annual event takes place this year from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September 2013 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

As a world-leading independent academic and professional publisher, SAGE has supported the ALPSP conference as a sponsor since its launch in 2008. This is the third year SAGE has supported a librarian travel grant at the event, which provides a free place at the conference for a librarian or information professional, including entry to the ALPSP awards dinner, travel within the UK, and accommodation for one person.

“We are delighted that SAGE is once again running their librarian travel grant competition, to encourage librarians to attend and importantly, to meet new friends and start new conversations with the publishing community. Previous winners have commented on how useful they found the conference and we look forward to welcoming this year’s winner,” Said Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive of ALPSP.

To enter the competition to win a sponsored place librarians must answer the following question in 140 characters or less either via email or via Twitter to @SAGELibraryNews:

Question – What would be your top tip to give students about conducting research?

The winner of the 2012 travel grant, Stephen Buck, EResources and Periodicals Librarian at Dublin City University Library said, “I was a delighted to be given the ALPSP award last year. It was a great opportunity to broaden my exposure to, and awareness of, the issues affecting publishers and their relationships with libraries and to provide an enhanced perspective on relevant themes that have helped facilitate the generation of ideas and building of expertise moving forwards.”

“In an environment where both the education and research landscapes are rapidly evolving, it is increasingly important that both librarians and publishers work together to support the dissemination of knowledge,” said Clive Parry, Global Marketing Director, SAGE. “The ALPSP Conference has become a pivotal conference for understanding these changes, and provides an engaging environment for open dialogue between publishers and librarians. We are delighted to once again be supporting ALPSP in facilitating this conversation.”