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

ER&L awards buttonDLF and ER&L are pleased to support an annual reciprocal travel grant for the Electronic Resources and Libraries 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 Travel 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 travel grant includes a conference registration, air travel costs and housing in Austin up to $1,500.


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 winning applicant must be able to travel to Austin in April 2016.


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 conference registration, air travel costs, and housing expenses up to $1,500 per winner.


Applications were accepted Monday, December 28, 2015 – Tuesday, February 2, 2016. 

Grant Application Status: 2016 Awards application is now closed




Travel Grant Winner:

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

Online Conference Winners:

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

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.