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Small Community Libraries/Biblionix Stipend

In keeping with Biblionix’s devotion to small- and medium-sized public libraries, we are offering one $800 travel stipend for attendance at the  TLA Annual Conference. A committee designated by the TLA Small Community Library Round Table (SCLRT) will choose the recipient.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Library director or staff at a public library
  • Member of TLA and SCLRT

The funds can be used to cover the following conference expenses:

  • Conference registration.
  • Preconference workshop.
  • Travel costs.
  • Meal functions at the conference.
  • Expenses (meals, cabs, etc.).
  • Cost of replacement staff if needed.

Requirements include

  • Volunteer for a minimum of four hours at the conference
    • Two hours minimum at the SCLRT booth (arrange schedule with SCLRT)
    • Two hours of your choosing
  • Attend pre-conferences, workshops, and/or sessions such that you attain a minimum of 8 CE credits
  • Attend the SCLRT business meeting
  • Attend the SCLRT dessert social
  • Complete a one-page summary of your experience, discussing highlights of what you did, what was most rewarding, and how this grant process could be improved. Send to the same address as the grant submittal by April 30, 2024.
  • Serve on the Biblionix TLA/SCRLT Stipend selection committee for following year.

Recognition

Coverage (including recipient’s name, position, and library) on SCLRT, TLA, and Biblionix communications.

Timeline

March 8, 2024 is the deadline to apply

The stipend application does not register you for the conference or make any other travel reservations. Attendees should register directly with TLA, hotel, etc.

 

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