Read Alert - Youth Literature

Apply for a Reading Matters scholarship!

March 20, 2017

rm-authors-image The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library Victoria is pleased to be able to offer 10 early-career scholarships for the 2017 Reading Matters professional conference. The scholarships are intended to support emerging professionals in fields related to youth literature, including librarians, teachers and publishing professionals. Applicants must be in their first three years of a career within the library sector, education or publishing, or be studying towards a degree in these fields.

Each scholarship will cover the cost of a ticket to the Reading Matters professional conference (value $550).

The 2017 Reading Matters conference will be held on 2-3 June at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

For more information about the program see

To apply: Complete the online form detailing the benefit of this scholarship to your professional development and email your curriculum vitae (CV) to the CYL team at

Terms and conditions of application: • Successful applicants will be required to attend both days of the Reading Matters conference - Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June 2017. • Tickets are not transferable. • The ticket value excludes travel costs. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own travel to and from the conference and any other related costs incurred . • Successful applicants will be required to submit a one-page reflection on their experiences at the Reading Matters 2017, and participate in associated promotional opportunities as requested by the Centre for Youth Literature.

Submissions close: Monday, 10 April 2017 at 9am (AEST)

Applicants advised via email: Friday, 14 April 2017

Apply now!