State library agencies are again making scholarship opportunities available to librarians in their state! Below are the details that we have received thus far.
The Arizona State Library, Archives & Public records offers Continuing Education Scholarships of up to $1250 to attend ARSL and other conferences. Applicants must be employed full-time by an Arizona library. For more information and to download an application, visit www.azlibrary.gov/libdev/continuing-education/scholarships.
The California State Library is pleased to announce ARSL scholarships for rural or tribal library staff. We expect to fund up to 2 scholarships per library jurisdiction. If we do not receive enough applications we will establish a waiting list; library directors may forward more than two applications, but please prioritize them from your perspective.
Scholarship applicants must:
All scholarship requests are to be submitted by Library Directors by July 1, 2014.
Contact: Susan Hanks, Library Programs Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-653-0661
The Montana State Library is funding four scholarships ($1,500 each) for librarians who serve in small libraries or tribal libraries in Montana with the deadline of July 1, 2014 to apply. Complete the application and send to Jo Flick, email@example.com.
A committee will meet the first week of July to make selections for the scholarship.
The State Library of North Carolina is now accepting applications for scholarship funds to attend the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Tacoma, Washington from September 3-6, 2014. Since there are limited funds available, this is a competitive scholarship. Priority will be given to first time conference attendees in libraries serving rural/small populations. The brief essay question about benefits of conference attendance will also be weighted heavily in the awards.
A $1,200 lump sum payment will be made to the winning applicant’s library to help with conference costs; receipts for these expenses will have to be submitted to the State Library of North Carolina shortly after the end of the conference.
The application is available online and will close on July 20, 2014. Winning applicants will be notified by the end of July. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Jeffrey Hamilton at 919-807-7417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Utah State Library Division is funding up to six scholarships ($1,300 each) for library directors, library staff, or trustees in a small or rural public or tribal library in Utah. The application deadline is June 13, 2014. Complete details are available at http://heritage.utah.gov/library/arsl-grant.
For scholarship opportunities from the Vermont Department of Libraries, please contact Brittney Wilson, (802) 828-3266.
The Washington State Library, thanks to funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), is making full scholarships available for rural and tribal library staff to attend the 2014 conference of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). Scholarships will include all conference fees, transportation, and other expenses.
Eligible applicants must:
Deadline for applications: Friday, May 30, 2014. For more information, or to apply, visit the Washington State Library ARSL Scholarship page.
The Carol McMurry Library Endowment will offer any Wyoming library worker up to $1500 per year to attend this or another conference: will.state.wy.us/mcmurry/indivgrants.html
Applicants can contact Jamie Markus if they have questions about the application.