ATRT Stipends/Scholarships



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Stipend Guidelines

The Automation and Technology Round Table (ATRT) of the Texas Library Association will make available one stipend of $700 for library employees who are involved in library automation and technology services to attend the TLA Conference and Annual Assembly. The purpose of this stipend is to encourage membership and participation in TLA and ATRT for those who are new or newly-new to the library technology field and to TLA. The Recipient will gain insight into the Automation and Technology Round Table by volunteering during the conference.

ONLINE STIPEND APPLICATION FOR 2014 IS CLOSED

Requirements

The basic requirements of a person applying for the stipend:

  1. Involvement in library automation and technology activities.
  2. Membership in TLA; the stipend may be used to pay for membership if the stipend winner is not already a member.
  3. Membership in the Automation and Technology Round Table; a part of the stipend may be used towards membership if stipend winner is not already a member.
  4. Attendance at and recognition at ATRT's annual business meeting during the TLA conference.
  5. Must agree to attend ATRT's business meeting at annual assembly, if that part of the stipend is accepted.
  6. Volunteer four hours during the TLA Conference at ATRT sponsored activities -- the Technology Showcase or the Net Fair.
  7. Submit a report evaluating the TLA Conference, telling whether it fulfilled your expectations and what, if anything, you learned that you will be able to put to use in your library. This report must be written and submitted to the ATRT Chair within 30 days of the conference.
  8. Serve on the ATRT Stipend Committee for the 2014 Conference.
  9. Expectation of ongoing interest in and involvement with ATRT activities.

Timeline: Stipend Committee will use the following timeline as a guide for its work:

  • March 14, 2014 (5 pm)  -- Application Deadline; online application must be completed and letter of recommendation from immediate supervisor must be received by email.
  • March 21, 2014  -- Notification; stipend winner and other applicants will be notified by this date. The TLA Office will also be notified.
  • April 8-11, 2014 -- TLA 2013 Conference
  • April 8, 2014 - Stipend winner is introduced at the ATRT Business Meeting, April 10 (8:00-9:50 a.m.).
  • May 6, 2014 -- Report Due: Stipend winner will submit their Conference Report to the ATRT Chair no later than this date.

Evaluation of Applications
The following guidelines shall be used when reviewing the applications:

  1. The applicant demonstrates interest in professional development. Attendance at workshops will be a criterion.
  2. The applicant shows commitment to library automation and technology.
  3. The applicant has good written communication skills and expresses her/himself well.
  4. Consideration will only be given to applicants who are new or are recently new (less than 5 years) to the TLA Conference activities
  5. An attempt will be made to award stipends to applicants from libraries in all parts of the state and to applicants from different types of libraries.
  6. Applications are encouraged from both professional and support library staff.

Funds

One-half of the conference stipend ($300) shall be made available to the stipend winners prior to the TLA Conference. The winners shall contact the TLA office for this advance in order to defray conference expenses. The remaining funds ($300) will be awarded upon receipt of the Conference Report by the ATRT Chair. The $100 stipends for the TLA Annual Assembly will be awarded upon confirmation of attendance at Annual Assembly.


Scholarship Guidelines

The Automation and Technology Round Table of the Texas Library Association will make available (4) scholarships for library employees involved in library automation and technology services to pay for the TLA 2014-2015 membership dues. The purpose of the scholarships are to encourage membership and participation in TLA and ATRT. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by Friday, March 21, 2014.

ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014 IS CLOSED.

Requirements

Basic requirements of a person to be awarded the stipend:

  1. Involvement in library automation and technology activities.
  2. Current or planned-on membership in TLA.
  3. Current or planned-on membership in the Automation and Technology Round Table.
  4. Expectation of ongoing interest in and involvement with ATRT activities.

Timeline: Scholarship Committee will use the following timeline as a guide for its work:

  • March 14, 2014 (5 pm)  -- Application Deadline; online application must be completed.
  • March 21, 2014  -- Notification; scholarship winner(s) will be notified by this date. The TLA Office will also be notified.
  • April 8-11, 2014 -- TLA 2013 Conference;  scholarship winner(s) will be announced at the ATRT Business Meeting, April 10 (8:00-9:50 a.m.)

Evaluation of Applications

The following guidelines shall be used when reviewing the applications:

  1. The applicant demonstrates interest in professional development.  Attendance at workshops will be a criterion.
  2. The applicant shows commitment to library automation and technology.
  3. The applicant has good written communication skills and expresses her/himself well.
  4. An attempt will be made to award stipends to applicants from libraries in all parts of the state and to applicants from different types of libraries.
  5. Applications are encouraged from both professional and support library staff.

Funds

Scholarship awards of $125 will be given to up to (4) candidates who meet the scholarship criteria to pay for their annual TLA membership dues for the 2014-2015 year.

Created on Mar 27, 2010 | Last updated March 20, 2014