LACUNY Travel Grant

LACUNY Professional Development Committee awards three professional travel grants of up to $600 to full LACUNY members in Spring and Fall semesters for the purpose of attending library-related conferences /meetings / events.

This is not a research travel grant, which is covered by the PSC-CUNY research awards. In addition, this grant is separate from any funds which may be available through a particular college or department for faculty travel. Grant deadlines and other details will be announced in a timely manner through the CULIB-L listserv.


  • Applicants must be Full LACUNY members
  • Adjunct faculty members are eligible as long as they are registered as Full LACUNY members.
  • Awards will not be given to more than one person from each institution.
  • Past grant awardees are not eligible.

Evaluation Criteria

The grant applications are evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Proposal: It should be no longer than 500 words. It should clearly represents how attending such an event can benefit candidate in his/her professional development, How the member’s attendance furthers the LACUNY’s mission, contributes to areas of special focus within CUNY libraries, explores new trends in the field and how well these ideas are communicated to the reviewers.

  2. Budget: The inclusion of a detailed budget indicating the following:

    • Estimation of travel expenses (by most economical method)
      • Air
      • Train
      • Car
      • Other
      • Meals. With receipts, the maximum total allowance for meals will be $50 per day. (No more than $18 for breakfast, $25 for lunch and $40 for dinner.)
      • Lodging
      • Registration fee
      • Local travel
      • Other costs

LACUNY Travel Grant Recipients

Spring 2018

  • Lane Glisson, Borough of Manhattan Community College - Title of Conference/Event: Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians
  • Nicole Williams, Bronx Community College - Title of Conference/Event: Open Education 2018 Conference
  • Nelson Santana, Bronx Community College - Title of Conference/ Event: LXIII Annual Conference of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials

Fall 2017

  • Jennifer Noe, Kingsborough Community College  - Title of Conference/Event: PCA/ACA 2018 National Conference
  • Adina Mulliken, Hunter College - Title of Conference/Event: American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting
  • J. Silvia Cho, Graduate Center - Title of Conference/ Event: 2018 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference

Fall 2014

  • Junior Tidal, New York City Tech
    Accepted paper: “Testing on the Tablet: Usability of an Academic Library’s Mobile Site,” at: From Node to Network, LITA National Forum 2014, Albuquerque, Nov.5-8, 2014
  • Mariana Regalado, Brooklyn College
    Accepted Panel: “The Topography of Learning: Using Cognitive Mapping to Evolve and Innovate in the Academic Library,” ACRL Annual Conference, Oregon from March 25-28, 2015
  • Meagan Lacy, Guttman Community College
    Accepted paper: “Sustaining Curiosity: Programs for Developing Lifelong Readers,” ACRL Annual Conference, Oregon from March 25-28, 2015

Spring 2014

  • Nancy Foasberg, Queens College
  • Valerie Forrestal, College of Staten Island
  • Elizabeth Tompkins, Kingsborough Community College

Fall 2013

  • Anne Leonard, New York City Tech
  • Tinamarie Vella, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Tony Doyle, Hunter College

Spring 2013

  • John Carey, Hunter College Libraries
  • Lisa Flanzraich, Queens College
  • Dorothea Coiffe, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Fall 2012

  • Anamika Dasgupta (York College)
  • Maura Smale (New York City College of Technology)
  • Joy Dunkley (Borough of Manhattan Community College)

Spring 2012

  • Ann Matsuuchi, LaGuardia Community College
  • Robert Farrell, Lehman College

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