DLF/CLIR + ER&L Cross-Pollinator Registration Award

DLF and ER&L are pleased to support an annual reciprocal registration award for the ER&L Conference and DLF Forum


The purpose of this grant is to extend a unique opportunity to attend ER&L to a library professional who would not typically come to the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference but who can identify a connection with their work.  The goal of the DLF/CLIR +ER&L Registration Award is to bring a cross-pollinator –a library professional to ER&L who can provide unique perspectives to our work and share a vision of the library world from their perspective — to the conference. The registration award includes a complimentary conference registration for in-person or online attendance.


Applicants will be required to supply contact information as well as to indicate to how access to the ER&L conference may assist the applicant in achieving an expansion of their professional horizons. It is important for the applicant to describe what he or she can uniquely bring to the conference.


The applicant should be a practicing library professional seeking more exposure on the trends in e-resources and digital services who has not attended ER&L and is willing to share their perspective to the ER&L community. The winning applicant will receive complimentary conference registration for either in-person or online attendance.






2018–Kortney Rupp, Chemical Information Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley – Read excerpts from Kortney’s essay

2017–Amy Gay, NDSR Fellow at U.S. Food & Drug Administration

2016 Travel Grant–Danielle Trierweiler, Digital Services Librarian at Illinois College – Read excerpts from Danielle’s essay

2016 Online Conference–Melissa Goertzen, Collection Development Analysis & Support Librarian at Columbia University in the City of New York

2016 Online Conference–Melissa Goertzen, Shayna Pekala, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington

2015–Suzanne Grubb, Instructional Designer from the Clinical Research Education Library at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Read more from this winner’s essay.

2015–Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Associate Archivist from Davidson College Read more from this winner’s essay.

2014–Michael Cabus, Paul J. Gutman Library/ Philadelphia University

2014–Carmen Mitchell, California State University San Marcos

2013–Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University.
View blog post on Jill’s experience.

2013–Angela Dresselhaus, Assistant Professor, Acquisitions and eResources, University of Montana.
View blog post on Angela’s experience.

2013–Cindy Boeke is a digital collections developer eager to share real-world stories to demonstrate how the libraries’ digitized collections are being used to support, change, or illustrate fields of study, and in some cases impact people’s lives in very positive ways.
View photo.

2013–Francis Kayiwa is a developer working on publishing infrastructure at UIC. He is an active member of the code4lib community. He’s eager to share the developer’s perspective on balancing system stability whilst enabling creativity.
View photo. View blog post on Francis’ experience.