Apply for the Ruth Gordon Gadfly Travel Allowance Award by March 16

Retired ALA members can apply to receive $1,000 to attend ALA Annual 2024 in San Diego

The Ruth Gordon Gadfly Award is given annually to a current American Library Association (ALA) member who is retired from full-time employment. The $1,000 Award will be granted for travel expenses (e.g., registration, transportation, housing, food) directly related to the Award recipient’s attendance at the ALA Annual Conference. Named for Ruth Gordon, a librarian, teacher and supporter of civil liberties who passed away in 2016.

To be eligible for the Award, an applicant must:

Eligible applicants will provide the RMRT Awards Committee with a statement of no more than 500 words explaining how the applicant will benefit from – and contribute to – participation in the ALA Annual Conference. The applicant will also include information about their contribution to ALA and/or its affiliates and chapters prior to – and during – retirement from full-time employment.

The award recipient will be recognized at the RMRT Annual Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference.

Apply for the Ruth Gadfly Travel Grant Application

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