First Step Award /Wiley Professional Development Grant

About the First Step Award /Wiley Professional Development Grant
This Wiley Professional Development Grant is intended to provide librarians new to the continuing resources field with the opportunity to broaden their perspective and to encourage professional development in ALA Conference and participation in Continuing Resources Section activities. The cash award is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

Annual $1,500 cash award for travel to the American Library Association Annual Conference and a citation
This award is given out on an annual basis.


Open to ALCTS members with five years or less of professional experience in continuing resources and who have not attended a previous ALA Annual Conference.  Eligible applicants may apply more than once.

Applicant Responsibility

Must attend ALA Annual Conference

Application Instructions

There is no application for this award.  Interested candidates should contact the award jury chair.

Contact Information

Brooke Morris-Chott (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022) -
Work Phone: (312) 280-5037
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

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Selection Criteria

Commitment to professional development in the continuing resources field as evidenced by participation in continuing education activities, workshops, previous participation in professional activities,
Candidate's written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in serials related work,
personal and professional development, and
financial need.


Jury chair will notified recipient just prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting