United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant

Thrift Books The United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friends Grant enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Applicants must be first-time attendees, and must be active in their public library Friends group. The winner will receive a grant of $850, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration.

Requirements for application:

  • The applicant must be a member of a Friends of the Library group in a public library.
  • The applicant must be a first-time attendee of any ALA conference (Midwinter or Annual).
  • The applicant must include a recommendation from a board member of the Friends of the Library group, or the library director.
  • The applicant must include a one-page summary of their activities in the Friends of the Library group.
  • The applicant must complete an official release form.

Applications for the 2015 National Friends of Libraries Week Award must be received by Jan. 15, 2016.

Download the United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friends Grant application

If you have questions about applying, please email united@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.