By Katie Baker, UK PR Team
Last week we were delighted to announce a new joint sponsorship to offer six places for students and early career professionals to attend the 2013 UKSG Annual Conference (please see below for full details on eligibility). In the current climate of rapid change in scholarly communication, it is becoming increasingly important to facilitate discussion and debate between the information community, including publishers and librarians. With significant changes, such as the growth of Open Access, and the continued changes offered with digital publishing, we see it as a key part of our mission to support our library partners by ensuring they have access to these debates.
If you are currently working as a librarian, publisher or intermediary at an early stage in your career, or if you are an information or publishing student, then the UKSG annual conference would be a great chance for you to meet with other librarians and publishers, and to be a part of debates around key issues affecting our industry.
Taking place this year from the 8-10 April at the Bournemouth International Centre, this year’s conference will discuss:
- The evolution of Open Access
- Research evaluation
- New ways of learning digitally
- Library technology
So how do you apply for this coveted sponsored place? Applicants should write a letter of application to Carolyn Alderson, UKSG Education Officer, including a summary of why you would like to attend. In return for the sponsorship, winners are also required to submit a report of the conference, which will be considered for publication in the UKSG online journal, Insights.
The closing date for applications is Friday 22 February 2013.
 Those eligible to apply are:
- Students enrolled on Library & Information and Publishing degree courses, whether currently studying full time or part time as undergraduates or postgraduates
- Early career practitioners in any sector of the scholarly information community.