Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

About the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award
The award is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

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Award and Frequency

An annual award of $1,000.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

Applicants must be members of ALA and NMRT; active within the library profession; show promise or activity in the area of professional development; have valid financial need; and have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences.

Application Instructions

Fill out the application form online. Include a current resume that lists educational background and degrees, library positions you've held, activity in ALA, NMRT, or other ALA groups, activity in other library associations, and participation in scholarly  activity. Write a short essay or paragraph that explains the reasons you are applying for this award. Address your financial need. (Specify what expenses are funded by your employer or other resources, e.g. registration, travel, lodging, and meals, etc. and what expenses you pay on your own.)

If you do not receive an email acknowledgment within two business days after submitting this application form, please send an email to Michael Mungin at munginmj@jmu.edu. Applicants will be notified of incomplete applications. 

Contact Information

Kimberly L. Redd (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2015) - klredd@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-4279
Fax: (312) 280-3256
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Notification

The winner will be chosen in January before the ALA Midwinter Meeting. All applicants will be notified in March.