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Devin Zimmerman Library Instruction

The purpose of this stipend is to encourage membership and participation in TLA and LIRT.

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be employed as a professional librarian in a Texas Library.
  • Must be involved in library instruction activities.
  • Must have no more than two years experience in library instruction.
  • Must agree to apply part of the stipend to membership in TLA, if not already a member.
  • Must agree to become a member of the Library Instruction Round Table, if not already a member.
  • Must agree to attend and be recognized at LIRT’s annual business meeting at the TLA conference. Participation in Bites with LIRT is strongly encouraged.
  • Must agree to submit a report and evaluation on 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 LIRT Chair within 30 days of the conference.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing interest in and involvement with LIRT activities.
  • Must agree to serve on the following year’s selection committee for the stipend award.

The application deadline is March 1.

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Timeline

January  – Application form will be made available electronically.
March 1st –  Application deadline. Letters of recommendation from immediate supervisors must be sent via email.
Mid to Late March – Notification will be sent to the recipient and all other applicants. Notification will also be sent to the TLA office.
April – Introduce stipend winners at LIRT Business Meeting during TLA Conference.
May – Stipend winners shall send their Conference Report to the LIRT Chair within 30 days of the TLA Conference.

Application Evaluation Guidelines

  • The applicant demonstrates interest in professional development.
  • The applicant shows commitment to libraries and their missions.
  • The applicant shows commitment to library instruction.
  • The applicant has good written communication skills and expresses her/himself well.

An attempt will be made over the years to award stipends to applicants from all parts of the state and from all types of libraries.

Funds

One-half of the conference stipend ($200) shall be made available to the stipend winner prior to the TLA Annual Conference. The winner shall contact the TLA office for this advance in order to defray conference expenses. The remaining funds ($200) will be awarded upon receipt of the Conference Report by the LIRT Chair.

 

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