ALTAFF/GALE Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant

About the ALTAFF/GALE Oustanding Trustee Conference Grant
The ALTAFF/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant enables a public library Trustee to attend the ALA Annual Conference. A grant of $850 each is awarded annually to a public library Trustee who have demonstrated qualitative interests and efforts in supportive service of the local public library. The Conference Grant, made possible by an annual gift from Gale Cengage Learning, is administered by ALTAFF. A formal presentation to winners is made at the ALA Annual Conference. Applications are due by December 31 of the year before the Annual Conference year, and the winners will be notified by late March of the Annual Conference year.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

A formal presentation to the winner is made at the ALA Annual Conference.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

* Current personal member of ALA and ALTA as of November 1
° Current service as a member of a local public library board
° No previous attendance at an ALA Annual Conference

Application Instructions

 

Requirements for application:

  • Personal membership in ALA and the Trustee Section of ALTAFF at the time of application and through
    the time when the award is disbursed.
  • Current service as a member of a local public library board.
  • No previous attendance at an ALA Annual Conference.

Applicants are required attach a brief statement of exhibited interest and activities resulting in their subsequent appointment/election as a public library Trustee. Include in this statement reasons for wishing to attend an ALA Annual Conference and how this relates to your library-related goals and philosophy. Include a list of all relevant library activities and experience, including professional associations (local, state, and national) of which you are a member.

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

Able to show qualitative interests and efforts in supportive service of the local public library.

Notification

Winners will be notified by April of the Annual Conference year.