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2022 Professional Development Scholarship available

CHICAGO — The ALA Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to participate in continuing education event(s) between Sept. 1, 2022 and Aug. 31, 2023. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.).  This opportunity is open to everyone! You do NOT have to be an ALA member to apply.

This grant, named after our much-admired past-president, the late Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences.  A former staff development and continuing education coordinator, Pat believed in quality library service, leadership development, and continual learning. 

Applicants must respond to the Survey Monkey questionnaire located at by Friday, March 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm CST. 

Please note: The maximum grant amount is $1,000 (with receipts).  Any costs above this will be the responsibility of the recipient.  In addition to the financial award, the recipient will be provided with access to a member of LRT, who will serve as a “Professional Development Mentor” throughout the award year.  If the recipient is already or becomes an ALA member, they will also receive a free one-year membership in LRT.  The award recipient will be notified before the ALA Annual Conference in June 2022.  For more information about terms and conditions, please visit the grant website.

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