Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

About the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant This grant, in honor of the passing of our past-president, Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences. A former staff development coordinator at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library and the first Continuing Education Coordinator for the State Library of Georgia, Pat's legacy focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for her colleagues to grow and develop within their career field.Funding for this grant comes from gifts and donations made in Pat's honor and through the proceeds from LearnRT pre-conference events and sponsorship of the LearnRT Training Showcase. Gifts/donations for the continuation of this grant can be directed to:
Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant
Attn: Danielle M. Ponton
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Administered by:

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2018 Recipient(s)

Sara White

Youth Services Senior Librarian at the Seminole County Public Library

Ms. White will use the grant to attend the Power Up conference in March 2019.  This is “a conference in leadership for youth services managers and staff.”  Ms. White has been interested in this conference since she learned about it as an ALA Emerging Leader, where she was exploring “the intersection between youth librarianship and leadership.”  As stated by Ms. White: “My entire job is to be a leader of library youth services, so the chance to attend a training where my responsibilities, challenges, and potential are addressed so specifically would be a dream come true.”