Individual community members can also support the Diversity Scholarships program via our Angel Fund.
Eligibility, Criteria, And Requirements
An applicant must be a member of a group not well-represented within the code4lib community, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, non-binary gender identities, etc. We also invite applications from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that don't fit into the categories listed above.
We expect applicants to be interested in actively engaging with the Code4Lib community. For more information about Code4Lib, see the About Code4Lib Page. The scholarship recipients will be selected based upon their merit and financial needs.
We do NOT expect scholarship recipients to be responsible for being an ambassador for their group or an educator of others during the conference. While learning and exchange may happen as a result of interactions between participants, scholarship recipients are encouraged to focus on getting the most out of their experience and have no special duties or obligations apart from conference attendance, engaged participation to their comfort level, and giving us feedback on their experience.
Registration spots and hotel rooms are being held for scholarship recipients. If you can attend only if you receive a scholarship, there is no need to register for the conference or book a hotel room when registration opens. Code4Lib will assist you with registration and hotel arrangements; however, if you register for the conference or book a hotel room, you will be reimbursed. Reimbursement for expenses will be provided to recipients during the conference.
Angel Funds are an opportunity for individuals in the community to support Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships. These scholarships provide funding for travel costs & conference fees for qualified applicants from groups typically underrepresented at the conference. Individual donors will be thanked below. If you prefer to donate anonymously, please note NA in the "Donated in the Name Of" text box on the payment page.
The final button "Name Your Price" lets you choose any payment amount in five-dollar increments. Just adjust the Qty, noted beneath the "Code4Lib: Angel Donation" text on the payment page.
Testimonials by Previous Awardees
"For me, this truly inclusive conference was a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded people and learn about their ideas and great work they do for libraries. I enjoyed and appreciated each and every talk. I connected with librarians and educators who like myself are passionate about promoting equity in tech. Those of us who work in public libraries can use as much help as we can get to help close the digital gap in our communities. The Code4Lib conference provided me with information to add a few of those much-needed skills to my librarian toolbox." -Faezeh Jahan Shiri
"With the support of the Code4Lib Diversity Scholarship, I attended the Code4Lib 2022 Conference. This is the first in-person conference I have attended since the Pandemic. It is indeed exciting to regain the opportunity to meet colleagues in library technology related areas physically from other institutions in the US and other countries. I enjoyed the presentations and discussions and sensed the passion of the Code4Lib community. Through this conference, I also got the chance to know the City of Buffalo and its surrounding attractions. It is a wonderful experience to be part of the Code4Lib 2022." -Grace Liu