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Professional Development Funding Deadline

Applications for the LIBRAS Professional Development Grant are now being accepted. Please note: the deadline for application acceptance has been extended to August 31, 2011.

Link to application: http://libras.org/resources/continuing-education

LIBRAS Professional Development Grant

Purpose:

To assist LIBRAS members in furthering their formal library education at the LTA, masters or doctoral level.

Amount of Grant:

$500.00 paid to the grant recipient contingent on available funds

Number of Grants:

LIBRAS will award up to 3 grants per membership year

How to Apply:

Complete the application form and mail/email to
LIBRAS Past President/Continuing Education Coordinator
Ken Orenic
korenic@dom.edu
7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, Illinois, 60305.

Deadline:

August 15 of current calendar year (Please note – the deadline for 2011-2012 applications has been extended to August 31, 2011).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently employed by a LIBRAS library, either full or part-time
  • Have approval of library director to apply for grant
  • Acceptance into an LTA program, master’s degree program of an American Library Association accredited graduate library school, or doctoral degree program of an American Library Association accredited graduate library school
  • Compliance with the entrance requirements of the selected institution
  • Have not received this LIBRAS grant previously for the same program

Selection:

  • Candidates must make a written application using the form found at http://libras.org/resources/continuing-education
  • Only those candidates whose completed applications (including all necessary supplementary material) meet the deadline will be considered.
  • Each applicant will be notified of the action taken on the application within 30 days of its consideration by the LIBRAS Grant Review Committee.
  • Final selection or rejection of the applicants rests with the LIBRAS Executive Committee.

Conditions of Grant:

  • Must show proof of completion of coursework (i.e. copy of transcript)
  • If, for any reason, the recipient is unable to complete the coursework, the recipient must refund the total amount of money received.

Funding:

Recipients can expect to receive their grant payment no later than October 15 of the membership year.

Please contact Ken Orenic at korenic@dom.edu if you have any questions.