Thursday 2 May 2013

SAGE sponsors the ALPSP International Conference Travel Grant

This month SAGE has announced they will again sponsor a librarian place 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.

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.

The ALPSP Conference has become a pivotal conference for understanding changes faced by both librarians and publishers and how we should work together, providing an engaging environment for open dialogue. The winner of the 2012 travel grant, Stephen Buck, E-Resources 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.” His full post on his experience of the conference can be found here.

SAGE is running a competition to win the sponsored place, with entries submitted either via email or via Twitter to @SAGELibraryNews. To enter, librarians must answer the following question in 140 characters or less:

“What would be your top tip to give students about conducting research?”

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.

A selection of the responses received will be posted on SAGE Connection later in the year.

Completed answers should be sent to @SAGElibraryNews tagged with #ALPSP or by email to The closing date is Friday 24th May.

See here for further details. For more information about the conference please visit

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