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Marion Mullen Travel Award

$500 Presented annually to support one member's attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference

The Marion Mullen Travel Award of $500 honors a former head of the Reference Department at E.S. Bird Library at Syracuse University. She was an extremely active Beta Phi Mu member and was a candidate for national office.

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing of the Pi Lambda Sigma Chapter
  • Be willing to attend the Beta Phi Mu annual chapters’ meeting at ALA and make a written report to our chapter president upon your return
    • We will post the date, time, and location of the meeting when it is available

Preference is given to members attending their first ALA conference but all members are welcome to apply.

This year’s conference will be held in Chicago, IL from June 22 - June 27, 2023. Please see ALA's Rates & Registration page for advance and standard registration dates and pricing.

  • Confirm you meet the eligibility criteria listed above.
  • Write a personal statement of approximately 100 words stating your interest in this award and explain how it will enrich your career in library and information science.
  • Submit application by April 21, 2023.

The awardee will be notified by April 30, 2023.

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