Funding Opportunities Column

ALAO Conference Support Staff Grant

Are you a staff member planning to attend or present at the 2021 ALAO Conference? Consider applying for the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Support Staff Conference Grant.

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) seeks to encourage support staff development and participation in ALAO activities through the Support Staff Grant. To that end, the ALAO Executive Board may award up to $150 annually to assist and encourage support staff to attend the ALAO Annual Conference. All support staff currently employed in an Ohio academic library are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants with an accepted 2021 ALAO conference program proposal.


  • Support staff currently employed in an Ohio academic library 
  • ALAO membership is not required

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:59 p.m.

Awardees will be notified by October 01, 2021. 

For more information apply online. To learn more about the ALAO Support Staff Conference Grant visit the ALAO website.

If you have any questions about the Support Staff Grant, please contact Professional Development Committee chair, Elizabeth Sullivan.”

As far as the other grants go, we’re not soliciting applicants for the Continuing Education grant until November, and we don’t have the webpage or forms set up yet, but if you want to do a short blurb reminding people that it exists, we can say the following, 

ALAO Continuing Education Grant Coming Soon

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, seminars, 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. Applications for 2022 will open in November 2021.

–Elizabeth Sullivan, Professional Development Committee Chair, Oberlin College

This entry was posted in Vol. 39 no. 3 (Sept 2021) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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