Scholarships

Scholarships of up to $1,000 each are available for member library staff to attend workshops, webinars, conferences, and other continuing education opportunities.

The following conditions apply:

  • Scholarship applicants must be an employee of a PLAN member library. Both part-time and full-time employees are eligible.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive a lump sum payment after they complete the training event. PLAN does not require receipts for scholarship payment requests, but does require a signed Certificate of Attendance and Request for Payment before payment will be made.
  • Scholarship recipients must complete the online training survey before payment will be made.
  • Scholarships are awarded to member libraries, not individuals.
  • Member libraries that have funding available for their staff to attend training are encouraged to use their own funding before approaching PLAN.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for each major library conference.

Please note the following application deadlines for library conferences and other training:

CONFERENCE

LOCATION

DATES

APPLICATION DEADLINE

FAME

Orlando, FL

October 18-20, 2017

09/15/2017

ALA Midwinter

Denver, CO

February 9-13, 2018

11/15/2017

PLA

Philadelphia, PA

March 20-24, 2018

12/15/2017

Computers in Libraries

Washington, DC

April 17-19, 2018

01/15/2018

FLA

Orlando, FL

May 23-25, 2018

02/15/2018

ALA Annual

New Orleans, LA

June 21-26, 2018

03/15/2018

SLA

Baltimore, MD

June 11-13, 2018

03/15/2018

ASRL

Springfield, IL

September 2018

06/15/2018

Other (not listed)

8 weeks before training

If you are interested in training that is not listed above, please submit your application at least 8 weeks prior to the training.

Factors that are considered in awarding scholarships include:

  • Availability of funding
  • Suitability of training to support librarianship
  • Distribution of available scholarship funding among as many PLAN members as possible
  • Willingness of scholarship recipient to share their knowledge with the PLAN membership at either a PLAN conference, a PLAN webinar, or in a PLAN blog post

Documents:
Scholarship Application
Certification of Attendance and Request for Payment

If you have any questions, please send us an email.

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