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Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian or Library
Employee to Attend a Professional Development Conference

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American Library Association (ALA) - Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)

Deadline Date:

12/01/20

Description:

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Grant to a USA, Canada, or International librarian or library employee to cover expenses related to attending a professional conference. Eligible applicants are those that are new to the field of archives preservation. Funding is intended to subsidize the costs required to attend the ALA Annual Conference and encourages professional development through active participation at the national level.

The award consists of a $1,250 cash grant donated by the Library Binding Council, BMI and a citation. The grant is applicable toward airfare, lodging, and registration fees related to ALA Annual Conference attendance.

Applicants must have a willingness to participate in designated conference events, including:

  • Work with a member of the jury to identify relevant programs and interest group sessions to attend.
  • Attend the Preservation Administration Interest Group Meeting.
  • Attend a least one PARS discussion group meeting.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149313

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of a $1,250 cash grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Criteria for selection will be determined based on the following:

- Have five or fewer years of experience in the field of library and archives preservation.
- Currently work as a librarian or paraprofessional within a library or archives preservation department or who has preservation responsibilities within their institution, or a person currently enrolled in a preservation-related graduate program.
- Recommendations from colleagues.
- Express desire as stated in a short essay (up to 500 words) on the following theme:
How would receiving the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant further your professional development goals?
- Willingness to participate in designated conference events.
- Submit a summary of the recipient’s conference experience to the ALCTS News no later than 30 days after the conference.

Members of the sponsor or its affiliated organizations are not eligible. Previous winners are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Send nominations and applications via email to the Beth Doyle, the award jury chair, by December 1.

The award is presented during the American Library Association Annual Conference each year at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony and Membership Meeting.

The recipient will be announced at the Preservation Administration Interest Group (PAIG) meeting at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For nomination information and to apply contact Beth Doyle, chair of the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant Jury, at b.doyle@duke.edu.

American Library Association
50 E Huron St.
Chicago IL 60611

Phone: 1-800-545-2433

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