Foundation / Corporation
American Library Association (ALA)
02/15/18 11:59 PM CST
Grant of up to $1,000 to a USA librarian or library professional to attend a continuing education event or professional development conference offered by the funding source or by another eligible association. Funding is intended to help the librarian or library professional to keep current in his or her career.
Funding may only be used to participate in continuing professional development events offered by the American Library Association (ALA), an ALA-related unit or association, State Library Associations, ASTD, the American Management Association (AMA), or any other Learn RT Board approved activity/event.
Grant monies will be available to the recipient during a twelve-month period spanning from one ALA Annual Conference to the next. Grant funds can be used to cover registration, travel, lodging, or other expenses related to the event. Documentation/receipts will be required prior to payment.
In addition to the financial award, the recipient will be provided with access to a member of LRT, who will serve as a “Professional Development Mentor” throughout the award year. If the recipient is already an ALA member, they will also receive a free one-year membership in LRT.
GrantWatch ID#: 174858
Up to $1,000
The awardee must attend the professional development event between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.
Any un-used grant monies can be applied to other events as long as it meets the above criteria - funds un-used funds at the end of the award period will be forfeited.
Library faculty are eligible.
The recipient must be an active member of the sponsoring organization hosting the conference/event if the registration fee is higher for non-members.
Grant applications are due by February 15, 2018. The selected recipient of the grant will be notified prior to the ALA Annual Conference in May and the award will be presented during the LearnRT Training Showcase at the ALA Annual Conference.
Please note: If the recipient is participating in a ALA or ALA-related event, monies will be transferred internally instead of being paid to the recipient.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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