You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close
Search
Join TLA

Junior Library Guild – Diversity & Inclusion Stipend

This year, Junior Library Guild partnered with the TLA Diversity and Inclusion Committee  to offer six stipends to cover one year of TLA membership and full registration  for the TLA 2021 Virtual Conference.

The eligible applicants include, “a member of a racial/ethnic minority group, lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgender, or a person with a disability or who works extensively with members of one of these communities.”

For purposes of considering applicants for this stipend, the definition of “minority” includes persons in the following groups: African Americans, Aleuts, Asian Americans, Eskimos, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islander Americans as defined by U.S. government guidelines.

The stipend’s purpose is to encourage TLA, minority caucus, and D&I membership and participation, and to provide a means for supporting participation in the Annual Conference.

The definition of eligible applicants includes “a member of a racial/ethnic minority group, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, or a person with a disability or who works extensively with members of one of these communities.”

Applicant Criteria

  • Be employed as a librarian or paraprofessional in a Texas library;
  • Submit a completed application form on or before the stated deadline;
  • Participate in an interview after conference (either face to face or virtual) to evaluate the conference experience.

Stipend recipients agree to:

  • Participate in an interview after the conference (either face-to-face or virtual) to provide feedback on the conference experience.

Deadline: Submit the online application by March 29.

Apply today

Evaluation Critera

The Conference Stipend Committee members will use the following criteria to evaluate the applications:

  • Applicant meets eligibility requirements
  • Letter of recommendation submitted (10 points)
  • Application completed fully and addresses the following:
    • The applicant shows commitment to the profession through involvement in professional organizations, such as TLA. (10 points)
    • The applicant has a plan/goals for conference attendance. (30 points)
    • The applicant has identified Diversity & Inclusion session/events to attend and articulates how these will help them accomplish their goals. (30 points)
    • The applicant can state how the stipend will help them become involved and participate in TLA (20 points)

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

Thank you to our sponsor.

 

 

Latest News
View all News

Meet TLA’s New Director of Education: Lovdy Grossman

TLA News

The Texas Library Association is delighted to announce that Lovdy Grossman has accepted the position of Director of Education at TLA, effective June 15, 2021. Previously, she was the Director of the Office of Conferences and Training at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, a position […]

Read More

Between the Lines: June Member Spotlight

Between the Lines: Member Spotlight, TLA News

Laura Tadena, Equity and Inclusion Consultant Texas State Library and Archives Commission   What inspired you to become a librarian? I had been working for several years as a middle school math teacher, and after a couple of years, I noticed that reading comprehension was an area that many of my students were struggling in. […]

Read More