Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

About the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant This grant, in honor of the passing of our past-president, Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences. A former staff development coordinator at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library and the first Continuing Education Coordinator for the State Library of Georgia, Pat's legacy focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for her colleagues to grow and develop within their career field.Funding for this grant comes from gifts and donations made in Pat's honor and through the proceeds from LearnRT pre-conference events and sponsorship of the LearnRT Training Showcase. Gifts/donations for the continuation of this grant can be directed to:
 
Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant
Attn: Kimberly L. Redd
ALA/HRDR
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

The grant will be awarded to an individual to provide monetary support to participate in continuing education event(s) to keep current in their career field.  The grant monies will be available for twelve months from date it is awarded at which time any un-used monies will be forfeited. 

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Applicant Responsibility

The grant will be in the amount of $1,000 and is designed to be awarded to an individual to participate in a professional development conference or event related to their work in the field of libraries.  The grant may be used to participate in continuing professional development event(s) offered by the American Library Association, an ALA-related unit or association, State Library Associations, ASTD, the American Management Association or other organization/vendor as approved by the Board.  If the event is less than $1,000 the remainder of the grant can be applied to another event as long as it meets the above stated criteria. 

Funds can be used to cover registration, travel, lodging or other expenses related to the event.  Documentation/receipts will be required prior to payment.  If the recipient is participating in an ALA event, monies will be transferred internally instead of being paid to the recipient.  Recipient must be a member of the sponsoring organization hosting the conference/event if the registration fee is higher for non-members. 

Application Instructions

Each applicant must submit a completed online application form by December 15th each year.  The applications will be forwarded to the LearnRT Secretary who will compile the files and forward them to the remaining board members for consideration prior to the Midwinter Meeting.  Selection of the grant recipient will take place at the Midwinter Meeting and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter via e-mail and/or the U.S. Postal Service.

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15

Contact Information

Kimberly L. Redd (Staff Liaison, August 25, 2011, 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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Selection Criteria

The grant will be awarded to an individual to provide monetary support to participate in continuing education event(s) to keep current in their career field.  The grant monies will be available for twelve months from date it is awarded at which time any un-used monies will be forfeited.

Notification

Selection of the grant recipient will take place at the Midwinter Meeting and the recipient will be notified shortly thereafter via e-mail and/or the U.S. Postal Service