CARTO/ACMLA 2020 Conference Bursary


ACMLA/CARTO is offering a bursary for early-career librarians, archivists or MLIS/MAS students, who are new to geospatial and map librarianship, to attend the CARTO2020 conference in conjunction with the CAG & CCA to be held in Victoria British Columbia from May 25 to 29, 2020.

The bursary/scholarship includes a stipend of $1000 CAD towards costs related to the conference (conference registration, lodging, travel), and a one-year membership in ACMLA/CARTO. The successful applicant will also have their response to the question about GIS and map librarianship published in the ACMLA Bulletin

The successful applicant will arrange their own travel & accommodations and will be reimbursed after the conference.

Mentorship is an important component of this bursary, as the recipient will be paired with a mentor for the conference and the following year to help provide support.


Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have Canadian permanent residency status.

Preference is given to applicants who are new or transitioning to the profession of map and GIS librarianship/archive.

Applicants do not need to be current ACMLA members or have registered for the 2020 conference in order to apply for bursary.

Deadline: March 23, 2020

Applicants will be notified by April 17, 2020.

Questions: Contact Martin Chandler,

Please answer the following questions and send your answers along with an up to date CV/Resume as a single PDF file to Martin Chandler (

NOTE: If you have a gmail account, please use this online form instead.

  1. Email adress
  2. Name
  3. Tell us about yourself (3-5 sentences) including whether you are a Canadian citizen or have Canadian permanent residency.
  4. Please provide a thoughtful response (no more than 250 words) to the following questions: What interests you about geospatial (GIS) and map librarianship? How will attending the CARTO2020 conference assist to advance your career?