SAGE awards travel grant for 2014 ALPSP conference

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SAGE has given its annual ALPSP International Travel Grant to Megan Redmond, academic liaison librarian at London Metropolitan University, UK.

The ALPSP International Travel Grant is an award offered by SAGE and ALPSP every year to a librarian or information professional, with the aim of enabling access to key industry discussions on the challenges faced by the librarian and information community. Redmond took part in a survey to explore the challenges and issues faced by librarians in their current roles and the SAGE judging panel said that they chose her for her in-depth insight and creative responses in how to help address these issues.

In response to the announcement, Megan Redmond 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 are a big part of helping these conversations, thank you SAGE! News of the travel grant to enable me to do this was a lovely surprise. I look forward to attending the conference in September and meeting people in the publishing industry.'