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Call for Applications: ILA’s Resources and Technical Services Forum Scholarship and Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We have two scholarships available and waiting for you to apply for this year! ILA Scholarships help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship and can be used for classes, registration fees for conferences, seminars, workshops, or any other educational opportunities.

The deadlines for the scholarships listed below is May 15, 2019. If you have any questions about the scholarships or how to apply, please contact the ILA office.

Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship

The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum has established a scholarship to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and geographic diversity. If awarded, the scholarship covers registration and expenses to the ILA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1000. The recipient is required to write a brief post-conference essay to include what benefits they received from the conference that may be published in the ILA Reporter and used for future scholarship promotional materials. Priority in selection will be given to first-time ILA Annual Conference attendees.

To apply, go here.

Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education

This scholarship grant is for the pursuit of education in librarianship; the scholarship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity.

Applicants must be personal members of ILA or AISLE, or another Illinois state library association; or staff at an ILA institutional member library. The award will be given to an individual or group that has made the most successful case for an educational event that will enhance the group or individual’s ability to promote multi-type cooperation. There will be only one award per person or group.

To apply, go here.

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