For immediate release | December 13, 2016

Professional development scholarship available

CHICAGO — The ALA Learning Round Table will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.) Applicants do not have to be ALA members to apply. Applicants must respond to the Survey Monkey questionnaire located at by February 15, 2017, at 11:50 p.m. CST.

This grant, named after our much admired past-president, the late Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences. A former staff development and continuing education coordinator, Pat believed in quality library service, leadership development and continual learning.

Please note: The maximum grant amount is $1,000 (with receipts). Any costs above this will be the responsibility of the participant. In addition to the financial award, the winner will also be provided with access to a member of LRT, who will serve as a personal “Career Development Mentor” throughout the award year. The winner will be notified in May of 2017.


Kimberly Redd

Program Officer, Education & Certification

Learning Round Table (LRT)