Apply for a Scholarship to R-Squared — The Risk & Reward Conference

ImageApply for a full scholarship to attend "R-Squared — The Risk & Reward Conference" on September 9-11, 2012 in Telluride, Colorado.

Faced with diminishing budgets, new technologies and changing customer needs, the traditional library faces extinction. We must adapt and innovate to transform from a quiet storehouse of books to a dynamic center of free engagement with knowledge. At R-Squared — The Risk & Reward Conference, learn to take smart risks to move libraries forward. Are you a creative thinker, innovator and change agent? If so, we want you to join us in Telluride in September. We have several scholarship opportunities available for in-state and out-of-state candidates.

Out-of-state scholarships include:

  • Registration fee ($495 value)
  • Travel expense stipend ($505 value)

Scholarship application form Application deadline: before 11:59 PM MT on May 1, 2012. Here’s how to apply:

Create your most engaging content that shows us how you are a valuable asset to R-Squared – The Risk and Reward Conference and how your attendance will affect your library and community. We’d love to hear from people in your community about how you’re going to wow us. Create a video, website, animation, illustration, blog – anything that can be linked to with a single URL. We don’t have a lot of caveats, but you must be involved in libraries in some capacity.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Passion
  • Endorsements from your community
  • Concrete examples of how you are a change agent
  • Submit the form below before 11:59 PM MT on May 1, 2012.
  • Be willing to assist with one of the R-Squared Experiences at the conference.

Background info about the conference:

In February 2011, a group of Colorado library professionals began brainstorming how libraries can avoid extinction, reinvent themselves and strengthen their role as vital parts of their communities. With that, R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference was born. Members of the Colorado State Library, Colorado Library Consortium (a 501(c)3), Anythink, Wilkinson Public Library and others have partnered with Denver-based marketing agency Ricochet Ideas to develop a way to share the philosophies that have inspired some of the most inventive libraries in the nation with others who are interested in creative thinking in libraries.

Questions? Contact http://rsquaredconference.org/contact. Scholarships are made possible by the following supporters:

  • Colorado Library Consortium
  • Southwest Days
  • Public Information Kiosk