Professional Development Committee News

Continuing Education Grant Program-Apply Now!

The Application for the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Continuing Education Grant is now open! Are you presenting a conference paper, attending a workshop or course, or looking to participate in other professional development opportunities (virtual or in-person) in 2021? The ALAO Continuing Education Grant can help you get there!

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Continuing Education Grant is awarded each year to support the cost of participating in professional development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, course, seminars, etc. which are related to the member’s current position or in pursuit of a professional library degree. Current ALAO members are eligible to apply for funds to defray the costs of attending any library-related educational opportunity occurring during the calendar year.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a current member of ALAO.
  • Applicant of continuing education activities not related to “We Here” may not have received this grant in the previous three award cycles.
  • Previous recipients of the professional development award in the past three years are eligible to apply for the “We Here” continuing education grants.
  • Funded event must occur between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2021 11:59 p.m.

Awardees will be notified by April 9, 2021.

For more information and to apply online go the ALAO website. https://www.alaoweb.org/continuingeducationgrant

Use the following scholarship application form to apply: ALAO Continuing Education Grant Application

If you have any questions about the Continuing Education Grant, please contact Professional Development Committee chair, Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros

We Here Scholarships

ALAO is excited to announce that we will now be offering scholarships for ALAO members to participate in We Here events and community school courses! Most We Here courses are open to anyone, and any ALAO member is welcome to apply for a scholarship to participate. Scholarship applications are due by July 1st and will be awarded on a rolling basis while funds last.

We Here is a “supportive community for BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color] library and archive workers”. The group provides a safe community for People of Color to learn, share, and intervene in systems of oppression in the library & archive profession. In addition to providing support, advice, and networking for BIPOC members, We Here offers a number of public-facing projects for BIPOC and non-BIPOC folks alike, including a publishing collective called up//root , a newsletter, online events and recordings , and community school courses taught by members here.

Use the following scholarship application form to apply: ALAO Continuing Education Grant Application

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a current member of ALAO.
  • Applicant must complete the scholarship form completely
  • ALAO members may only apply for one We Here scholarship per calendar year

Application Deadline: March 19, 2021 11:59 pm (or until funds are depleted)

Please allow 2-3 weeks between your scholarship application and the event for which you would like a scholarship. The scholarship amount will cover event registration costs only. If you have any questions about the We Here Event or Course Scholarship, please contact the ALAO President, Mandi Goodsett.

See the links above for listings of We Here’s event and course offerings.

Whether or not you apply for a We Here scholarship, we encourage you to consider becoming a We Here patreon if you are financially able. This allows you to make monthly contributions to the work of We Here and support their important projects.

-–Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, Professional Development Committee Chair, The Ohio State University.

This entry was posted in Vol. 41 no. 1 (March 2021) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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