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CIFNAL Announces Travel Stipend Winners

Apr 28 2014
Contact: Judy Alspach - jalspach [at] crl [dot] edu


CIFNAL, the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections, has announced the names of the four librarians who have been awarded stipends of $1,250 each to attend the 2014 AIFBD  (Association internationale francophone des bibliothécaires et documentalistes) Conference August 23–26, 2014, in Limoges, France.

The stipend is awarded to defray costs of registration and travel for the conference, where the recipients will represent CIFNAL at meetings, report on CIFNAL activities, and network with colleagues to support and strengthen the development of CIFNAL. After the conference, the recipients will report on their activities at AIFBD to the membership of CIFNAL. As required by the guidelines of the stipend, all recipients are librarians at CIFNAL institutional members:

  • Denis Lacroix is the Romance Languages Librarian at the University of Alberta. He is presenting a paper entitled Confluence et interdisciplinarité: les bénéfices de la littératie informationnelle dans l’enseignement de la traduction at the AIFBD Conference.
  • Claude Potts is the Romance Languages Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the current Chair of CIFNAL's Engaging Francophone Partners Working Group and has previously served as a Member-at-Large on the CIFNAL Steering Committee. He is copresenting the paper Développement coopératif des collections–un accord at the AIFBD Conference.
  • Deborah Raftus is the Romance Languages & Literatures Librarian at the University of Washington. She is currently serving as the Chair of CIFNAL's Collection Development Working Group. She is planning to present at the poster session at the IFLA Conference, which will be held in Lyon, France, directly preceding the AIFBD Conference.
  • Sarah Sussman is Curator of French and Italian Collections and the Head of the International and Area Studies Resource Group at Stanford University. She previously served as Chair of CIFNAL's Engaging Francophone Partners Working Group. She will co-present the paper Développement coopératif des collections–un accord at the AIFBD Conference.

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