Each year, the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and ALA grant a scholarship to a non-librarian NLLD participant. The winner receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the NLLD hotel.
WHCLIST has been an effective force in library advocacy nationally, statewide and locally since the White House Conferences on Library and Information Services in 1979 and 1991. WHCLIST has provided its assets to the Washington Office to transmit its spirit of dedicated, passionate library support to a new generation of advocates. The criteria for the WHCLIST Award are:
- The recipient should be a library supporter (trustee, friend, general supporter); not a professional librarian.
- The recipient should be a first-time attendee of NLLD.
Representatives of WHCLIST and the Washington Office will choose the recipient. The Washington Office will contact the recipient’s senators and representatives to announce the award. The winner of the WHCLIST Award will be announced at NLLD.
To apply for the WHCLIST award, please submit a completed NLLD registration form; a letter explaining why you should receive the award; and a letter of reference from a library director, school librarian, library board chair, Friend’s group chair, or another library representative to:
American Library Association
c/o Washington Office
1615 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Deadline: To be announced.
Note: Applicants must register for NLLD and pay all associated costs. Applicants must make their own travel arrangements. The winner will be reimbursed for two free nights in the NLLD hotel in D.C and receive the $300 stipend to defray the costs of attending the event.
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