Baker & Taylor Conference Grant

About the Baker & Taylor Conference Grant
Awarded to librarians who work directly with young adults to enable them to attend the Annual Conference for the first time.

Administered by:

Young Adult Library Services Association logo

Award and Frequency

Two grants of $1,000 each are awarded.  One grant is given to a school librarian and one grant is given to a public librarian.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

  • YALSA personal membership (preferably for at least two years)
  • One to ten years experience working with teenagers
  • No previous attendance at an Annual ALA Conference

Application Instructions

  1. All entries must include the  official application form (Word Doc) provided below by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Attachments must be named the applicants last name, underscore, the name of the grant.  IE. Gilbert_ConferenceScholarship.
  2. All applicants must be current personal members of ALA/YALSA at the time the application is submitted.  (Please note that it can take up to 10 days to fully process your application for membership.  If you are just joining, please make sure you send a copy of your membership application with the grant application.)
  3. Entries should be models of clarity and completeness.
  4. The  official application form (Word Doc) should be e-mailed to Nichole Gilbert at ngilbert@ala.org.  Questions can be directed to Nichole at 1.800.545.2433 x 4387
  5. Applications must be received no later than December 1 of the current year.

Contact Information

Letitia Smith (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014) - lsmith@ala.org
Work Phone: 312-280-4390
ALA/ YALSA
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611-2729

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