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All library personnel employed full-time in Arizona libraries are eligible to apply for a scholarship in order to attend continuing education events. These scholarships are funded with Library Services and Technology Act funds. As such, these scholarships may be granted only when federal funds are available. Awards to library personnel will be made for continuing education activities such as a workshop, institute or conference. Under this program awards are not available for formal library courses through a university or community college.
The scholarships may include the cost of conference fees, room and board, and travel. An applicant may apply for workshop fees and expenses not to exceed $1,000.00. Scholarships will be considered on a first-come basis. Requests for reimbursement for programs previously attended will not be considered. An applicant is not eligible for a scholarship if he or she has had one within the 12-month period prior to the date of the proposed program.
All persons awarded a scholarship must agree to submit a written report to Library Development (LDD), plus a newsletter article about the program attended. The article must be submitted to the editor of Arizona Library Association Newsletter within 10 working days of the program. Copies must also be provided to the CE Coordinator at Library Development.
To request a Continuing Education Scholarship, all applicants must submit an application at least 60 days prior to the date of the event. For attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) conference or other large conferences, 90 days is required. Application forms are available from the Library Development/p>
If the request is approved, the recipient will be reimbursed for workshop costs upon receipt of the written articles and receipts for expenses incurred.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (602) 926-3604 or 1-800-255-5841 or by mail:
CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
1101 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2935
Download CE Scholarship form
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