Awards (Scholarships & Grants)

Applications open for 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by FTRF

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference, to be held June 27-July 2 in Chicago.

Citizens-Save-Libraries grant application deadline extended to April 15

PHILADELPHIA — Applications for the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due April 15, 2013.

The 20 grants will support advocacy at the local level for libraries with troubled budgets by sending expert advocates to library sites over the next two years. The expert advocates will help friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees develop individual blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets.

Burke County Public Library receives 2013 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the Library Services to Special Population Children and their Caregivers Committee are announcing that Burke County Public Library is the recipient of the 2013 Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 for their Outreach to the Hearing Impaired project.

New literacy scholarships award $1,000 to attend PLA 2014

CHICAGO – From now until March 29, the Public Library Association (PLA) is accepting applications for eight Innovations in Literacy Scholarships to recognize original literacy programs of all types in public libraries. Grants in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to eight winning applicants for registration and travel to the PLA 2014 Conference in Indianapolis, March 11-15.

Pennell named 2013 ACRL WESS De Gruyter Grant winner

CHICAGO – Daniel M. Pennell, bibliographer for Russian, East European, Germanic and Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected to receive the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western European Studies Section (WESS) De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant.

Swanberry-Hanley receives Merrill-Oldham Grant

CHICAGO – Marianne Swanberry-Hanley, assistant librarian/assistant conservator at Syracuse University’s Bird Library, has been awarded the Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

PLA award winners represent excellence in public libraries

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced 11 2013 award winners honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach.

ALA Office for Diversity calls for 2013-2014 Diversity Research Grant proposals

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services to diverse populations, that addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science.

The application deadline is April 30, 2013. Applicants must be current ALA members. 

FINRA Investor Education Foundation and ALA announce $1.12 million in grants to support financial literacy

WASHINGTON—The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.12 million in grants to 14 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® initiative.

ALA will continue funding the American Dream Starts @ your library®

CHICAGO – Thanks to a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) will continue funding the American Dream Starts @ your library®, a literacy initiative for adult English language learners and their families.


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