How do you think video can support teaching and learning? – Enter our competition for a chance to win a travel grant to ALPSP International Conference

For the fourth year in a row, SAGE is once again thrilled to be announcing its partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), to sponsor a librarian place at the ALPSP Conference.  This year’s conference will be at the Park Inn, London Heathrow from 9-11 September – see  for full details.

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 2014 travel grant, Megan Redmond, Academic Liaison Librarian, London Metropolitan University remarked:

“It is crucial for librarians to keep abreast of developments in publishing in order to prepare our services for change. In return, librarians have ideas and information to offer regarding reader preferences, budget constraints and academic trends. Attendances at conferences such as ALPSP, and support from publishers in doing this, are a big part of helping these conversations. “

So how can you be in with a chance of winning this coveted place? Well SAGE is running a competition and we want to hear from you! If you are a librarian and complete SAGE’s short online survey on video use and development, you will be automatically entered into a draw for the chance to win a travel grant to ALPSP Conference.

So what do you have to do?

  • Firstly we ask you to complete this short survey to tell us more about the use of video and its development within your institution. The full survey can be found here.
  • We then ask you to tweet us at @SAGE_News or @SAGElibrarynews with your answer to the following question in 140 characters or less:

How do you think video can support teaching and learning?

Completed answers should be sent to @SAGE_News/  @SAGElibrarynews tagged with #alpsp15 or by email to

The closing date is 10th August 2015. Full terms and conditions can be found at the end of this post. More information on the conference can be accessed here.

Good luck!


 SAGE ALPSP librarian travel grant – Terms and Conditions

 OFFICIAL RULES for ‘SAGE ALPSP librarian travel grant’ competition:

By participating in this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this competition.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.


The competition is open to all those who complete the survey – here or accessible via the SAGE library twitter feed (@sagelibrarynews). The winner must be employed as a librarian or information professional, and must be free to attend the conference on 9-11 September 2015. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All employees of the Sponsor, and their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child or their respective spouses) or those residing in the same households of employees, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or to win.


The competition will start July 20th 2015 and will end August 10th 2015 (the “Entry Period”).


Those completing the survey as instructed during the Entry Period will be entered into the judging process to win the prize.

PRIZE DETAILS: The prize is one (1) free place at the ALPSP International Conference on 9-11 September 2015, including the ALPSP awards dinner, travel (UK-only) and accommodation. Costs will be reimbursed for travel within the UK only. Prize cannot be substituted, redeemed for cash or transferred except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules.


The winner of the travel grant will be determined in a judging process with all entries received during the Entry Period. Judges will be internal representatives of SAGE Publications. For a list of judges please email The judging will take place within fifteen (15) days after the end of the Entry Period. Winners will be notified via email within five (5) days of the date of the judgement. Entrants need not be present to win. Non-winning entries from this competition will not “roll-over” into competitions held in the future by the Sponsor. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where legal, a publicity release within fourteen (14) days of prize notification. In the event of noncompliance with this time period, with these Official Rules or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.


Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period


Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that entry in the drawing constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to: (i) contact selected entrants directly using contact information provided in their entry in connection with this drawing and/or in connection with any Sponsor-related promotional, marketing, sales or any other business communications/correspondence/matters (including, without limitation, via e-mail); and (ii) use each winner’s name, city/state  or province/territory of residence and/or likeness for advertising, promotional, and other purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification and permission, except where prohibited by law, and the prize winner agrees to confirm such permission in writing promptly upon request. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS DRAWING OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this drawing or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration conducted in Ventura County, California, USA, pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this drawing, but in no event attorney’s fees. If for any reason the drawing is not capable of running as planned, including for reasons of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the drawing, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the drawing and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. In the event the drawing is terminated, the Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the applicable drawing up to time of such action.


The Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, stolen, garbled, misdirected, undelivered or delayed entries or for entries not received by the end of the Entry Period; or for printing, distribution, production, technical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the drawing, including, without limitation, errors in any advertising materials, the administration of the drawing, the processing of entries or the announcement of the prize.


For a copy of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Daniel Sherman, SAGE Publications, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, UK


Entries and the information contained therein will be used by the Sponsor in accordance with its privacy policy, available at By participating in this drawing and providing your e-mail address, entrants here by agree to the Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Sponsor’s privacy policy.


The drawing and these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, USA.


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