Magazine article American Libraries

Travel Grants Offered for ALA Annual

Magazine article American Libraries

Travel Grants Offered for ALA Annual

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ALA offers many grants to librarians who plan to attend the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

Some require ALA or division membership while others are open to a larger audience. For a full list of grants, visit the ALA Awards Database at bit.ly/1xH4cXK.

BAKER & TAYLOR CONFERENCE GRANT

Two grants are available for librarians who work with young adults and who have never attended an ALA Annual Conference. One grant is given to a school librarian and one grant is given to a librarian whose focus is public libraries. Administered by YALSA and sponsored by Baker & Taylor.

Award amount: $1,000; must be YALSA member to apply.

Deadline: December 1.

BUSINESS, REFERENCE, AND SERVICES SECTION (BRASS) MORNINGSTAR PUBLIC LIBRARIAN SUPPORT AWARD

Offers funds and a citation to a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and who requires financial assistance to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Sponsored by Morningstar.

Award amount: $1,250; must be ALA and RUSA BRASS member to apply.

Deadline: December 14.

FIRST STEP AWARD

Provides librarians new to the continuing resources field with the opportunity to broaden their perspective and encourages professional development at the conference and participation in Continuing Resources Section activities. …

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