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All library personnel employed full-time in Arizona libraries are eligible to apply for a scholarship to learn best practices of librarianship and provide continuing education at their libraries or to the Arizona library community at large. This may be fulfilled by preparing an article of 500 – 750 words or a PowerPoint of 5 - 10 slides that will be shared through email, in a newsletter, at a staff meeting, or at a continuing education event.
Scholarships are available at the following levels: $250, $500, $750, $1,000, and $1250. In deciding at which level to apply, please consider the number of hours required for preparation/presentation of the work product. Other costs to consider may include the costs of your attendance at a national, state, or local workshop, institute, conference, or webinar. Scholarships are not available for formal library courses through a university or community college.
A copy of the article or PowerPoint and the conference agenda will be due to the Arizona State Library’s Continuing Education Consultant in electronic format within 30 business days from returning to work after the CE event. The State Library reserves the right to share in print or post online the document or slides for educational purposes, such as posting to its website or submitting the article to the AzLA Newsletter.
To request a Continuing Education Scholarship, all applicants must submit an application at least 30 days prior to the date of the event. Application form is below. Scholarships will be processed for payment upon receipt of the work product and conference agenda.
Scholarships will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The Arizona State Library reserves the right to award scholarships at a lower amount than requested. Applications submitted retroactively will not be considered.
Scholarships are funded with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and may be granted only when federal funds are available.
Please contact us at (602) 926-3604 or 1-800-255-5841 with any questions.
CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Dale Savage, Continuing Education Consultant
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
1101 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2935
Download CE Scholarship form
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