Win a grant from YALSA to attend ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/02/2015

Contact:

Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

alam@ala.org

CHICAGO – Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) who will be first time attendees of the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, can apply for a grant to offset travel expenses.

A total of three grants are available. Baker and Taylor is sponsoring two grants worth $1,000 each to eligible library staff working with or for young adults. Of the two grants, one will be awarded to an individual working in a school library and the other will go to a public library worker.

The third grant, the Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship, is funded by YALSA's Leadership Endowment and is awarded to a graduate student who will be attending the ALA Annual Conference for the first time and is currently enrolled in an ALA accredited graduate school of library and information science. The chosen recipient will receive a $500 grant with additional reimbursement of up to $500 given upon submission of travel receipts.

Applications for all three grants are due Dec. 1, 2015. To learn more and to apply, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/bakertayloryalsa. To learn more about what YALSA has planned for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, visit http://tinyurl.com/YALSAan16.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.