Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Application deadline for Academic Friend Conference Grants extended to March 20

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries is accepting applications for the United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grants through March 20, 2015.

The United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant will enable two first-time conference attendees to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Applicants must be active in their college or university Friends of the Library group, or academic library staff members who work in development. A grant of $850, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration, will be awarded to each recipient.

Deadline extended for $5,000 school library programming award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has extended the nomination deadline for the 2015 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

School libraries, public or private, that served children in grades K-8 and conducted humanities programs during the 2013-14 school year are eligible. The winning library will receive $5,000.

Nominations will be accepted until April 3, and the winner will be announced in May. School librarians are encouraged to self-nominate.

Putnam County Library receives 2015 Light the Way grant

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has named Putnam County Library in Cookeville, Tennessee the recipient of the 2015 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 for its Books to You! Summer Outreach project.

Apply to host a space, earth science or technology exhibition at your public library

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, invites public libraries to apply to host one of three science- and technology-focused traveling exhibitions.

The interactive exhibitions are designed to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning opportunities for all ages.

FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.8 Million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.8 million in grants to 21 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® initiative.

Online entries now being accepted for the John Cotton Dana Award for outstanding library public relations

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, manages the award, which honors outstanding library public relations.

Application deadline extended: Apply to win $3,000 to promote your library

CHICAGO — The application deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant has been extended to Monday, Jan. 26.

Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services.

ALA Announces 2014 American Dream Starts @ your library recipients

Funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, grants support literacy advancements at 22 libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services announces the selection of  22 libraries in 15 states to receive funding through the American Dream Starts @ your library grant initiative, generously supported by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 

2014 edition of Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory available

CHICAGO Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does?  Take a look at the 2014 Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory.  It is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions and foundations that give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate education programs in library and information studies. 

Public libraries invited to apply for ‘StoryCorps @ your library’

CHICAGO – StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, is accepting applications from public libraries and library systems interested in hosting StoryCorps @ your library programs.

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