Utah State Library (USL)
01/15/18 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $1,000 to Utah library employees to attend professional development opportunities so they may better serve library patrons. Funding may be requested to reimburse registration fees and travel related to a qualifying professional development activity.
Project Eligibility (Priority given in the following order):
-Graduate library science courses.
-Appropriate undergraduate courses in library science.
-Appropriate non-credit courses in library science.
-Workshops, in-depth training opportunities in library service, or library-related conferences having direct impact upon work or board responsibilities.
-Targeted training that is customized to the audience.
Applicants registering for credit courses in a graduate or undergraduate library science degree program may request funds for tuition support only.
GrantWatch ID#: 179628
A maximum grant pays tuition up to $1,000 per individual.
-Applicant must be a resident of Utah for at least one year.
-Applicant must be employed by, or be a board member of, a publicly funded school or public library, or be a Utah-based member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium.
-Only one grant per individual funded every two state fiscal years (July 1- June 30).
-An MLIS applicant must first have completed at least six credit hours in a library science program to be eligible for a tuition support grant.
-Individuals working in personal, church, or private libraries and full-time students working on general undergraduate degrees are not eligible for these grants.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM on the deadline date. This schedule may vary in future years depending upon demand and funding.
Utah State Library staff reviews the application and gives recommendations to the Director. USL notifies applicants of the decision within thirty days of the review dates (by March 15, July 15, or November 15) and sends out a contract for signatures.
The Utah State Library will reimburse grant recipients enrolled in credit classes after USL receives a copy of an unofficial transcript and evaluation.
More information about UPLIFT Training opportunities may be found here: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/uplift
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://utahdcc.secure.force.com/usl/
Jessica Whetman, Training Coordinator
(801) 715-6762 / (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Utah State Library Division
250 North 1950 West, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116