This application cannot be saved during the process. Please do not fill out and submit the application until you have all the necessary information. Scholarship recipients must be personal or student ALSC members who work directly with children in a library setting. The scholarships will include registration to the 2013 ALSC Preconference, A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal. The Preconference is taking place on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 7:30 am – 4 pm at the Art Institute of Chicago. ALA Annual Conference registration and travel costs are not included with the scholarship. Applicants do not need to be registered for ALA Annual Conference to attend the Preconference. All applications are due by May 3, 2013. If you have problems with the online application please contact Jenny Najduch (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the ALSC office before the due date. Fields marked with a red asterisks are required. Screen readers will say the word star. Applicant Information Applicants must be personal or student members of ALSC to apply. First Name * Last Name * Title Organization Street Address Apartment/House Number City State Zip Cope Country Phone Number * Email * ALA Membership Number Number of years you have been an ALSC member Number of years you have been an ALA member Do you currently work in a library directly with children? * Yes No Experience Please answer the following questions about your professional experience. List all current and/or previous volunteer experience in ALSC and your community. (250 word max) Please describe what you hope to learn from attending the ALSC Preconference. (250 word max) Please describe why the committee should choose you to receive this scholarship, including your needs both financially and professionally. (250 word max) Please describe your commitment to children's librarianship. (250 word max) Statement of Commitment I verify all information I have provided is accurate. I understand if I am selected to receive the Friends of ALSC Scholarship, I am required to work with the ALSC staff to arrange my registration, attend the Preconference in its entirety, write an ALSC blog post about my experience, and be willing to serve on ALSC committees in the future. I have checked with my supervisor to ensure that if selected, I am able to attend the Preconference on Friday, June 28, 2013. Submitted By * Prefix First * Last * Suffix Submission Once you click the submit button your application will be sent to the selection committee. You will receive confirmation that your proposal has been received. If the form will not submit, please scroll up to see required fields marked with a read asterisks that have been left blank. All required fields must be filled out. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, at email@example.com. All proposals must be submitted by May 3, 2013.