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3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant

Go to the Online Application Form to apply.

The deadline is December 15, 2007.

The purpose of the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant is to encourage professional development and participation by new ALA members in national ALA and NMRT activities. Applicants must be personal ALA/NMRT members who are working within the territorial United States.

3M's Safety and Security Systems Division markets materials flow management products to libraries to prevent unauthorized borrowing and to streamline the flow of library materials. Since its inception in 1975, the grant has been awarded to over 100 NMRT members.

The 2008 grant will help finance attendance at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.

It covers round trip airfare, lodging, conference registration fees and some incidental expenses.

The selection of grant recipients rests solely with the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee, composed of NMRT members.

Selection will take place at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 2008. Applicants need not be present.

Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision as soon as possible after the Midwinter Conference.

The committee will consider the following in its deliberations:

  • The applicant's initiative to attend future national conferences if finances are provided this year.
  • How the applicant intends to use the ALA conference experience at his/her home institution and local, state and regional associations.
  • The applicant's current involvement at local, state and regional associations.
  • The impact of winning the grant on the applicant's career.
  • Potential contributions the applicant will make to ALA and NMRT.
  • The committee also considers the applicant's overall presentation.
  • The committee does not consider geographic location, age, sex, religion, race or national origin. Please do not hesitate to apply for the grant because you feel you have not done enough as a member of NMRT. We are interested in potential and the ability and willingness to make future contributions. This is a professional development grant.

Conditions of Grant Acceptance

All recipients will be asked to sign an acceptance statement agreeing to the following:

  1. Recipient will confirm in writing with the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee that he or she will be able to attend the ALA Annual Conference.
  2. Recipient will provide confirmation in writing from his or her employer that he or she has approval to accept the grant and to meet the requirements of conference attendance.
  3. Recipient will agree to attend certain conference-related functions as requested in advance by the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee.
  4. Recipient will agree to participate in NMRT's Mentoring Program.
  5. Recipient will schedule a 1-2 hour appearance at the 3M booth during the ALA Annual Conference.
  6. Recipient will agree to keep a daily log or diary in a format requested by the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee, and agrees further that this log or diary will be submitted to 3M and be allowed to be used as a basis for project evaluation and publicity after the conference is over.
  7. If the recipient is unable to complete the terms of this grant, he or she must notify the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee and return any funds received under the grant.

Questions regarding application for the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant may be directed to:
Kate Hahn at kate_hahn@nsc.nevada.edu or (702)992-2802.

Go to the Online Application Form to apply.

Kate Hahn
Chair, 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee
Library Manager
NSC Library

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Information about the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant.