ACRL e-Learning Scholarships

ACRL is pleased to announce the availability of e-Learning scholarships.  ACRL is funding eight e-Learning scholarships in order to help librarians, library school students, and staff maximize their professional development dollars. 

Purpose

To provide opportunities for librarians, library school students or support staff to update their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL e-Learning webcast or online course. 

Categories

Online Course Scholarship - Each scholarship covers the cost of the ACRL e-Learning course registration fee.  ACRL online courses are primarily asynchronous, offering weekly readings, assignnments and discussion forms that you can complete on your own schedule. The current list of courses is online; additional courses are continually added to the schedule. Scholarships can be redeemed for ACRL e-learning courses offered between January 1 - August 31, 2014. 

Technical requirements: a computer with an Internet connection is required to participate in an ACRL online course. Courses are offered in the Moodle platform.  No special software is required. 

Webcast Scholarship - Each scholarship covers the cost of the ACRL e-Learning webcast registration fee.  ACRL webcasts take place live in an interactive, online classroom and are typically 1.5 hours in length.  The current list of webcasts is online; additional webcasts are continually added to the schedule.  Scholarships can be redeemed for ACRL e-learning webcasts offered between January 1 - August 31, 2014. 

Technical requirements: a computer with an Internet connection and speaker is required to participate in an ACRL webcast; microphone optional.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the scholarship application form .  NOTE: The form does not allow submissions to be saved and resumed. Prepare your answers and have your statement of support before starting the online application.  Please double-check all your answers before pushing the ‘submit’ button.
 

Deadline

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central, November 1, 2013.

Notifications

Notifications will be issued in December 2013.  Scholarships can be redeemed for ACRL e-learning events offered between January 1 - August 31, 2014.
 

Applicant Criteria

Scholarship applicants must:

  • be ACRL members
  • complete the scholarship application form
  • submit a brief written statement (approx. 300 words) that describes how participation in an ACRL e-learning event would help you meet your professional needs and goals.

Selection Criteria

The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review and select scholarship applicants based on their application, work experience, and response to the written statement.  The committee will strive to achieve both diversity and balance among scholarship recipients and preference will be given to individuals who have not previously been awarded an ACRL scholarship. Individuals may only receive one ACRL scholarship per professional development event.

Questions

Please contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.