For immediate release | October 6, 2010

3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant available

CHICAGO -Members of ALA's New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 23 – 28, 2011 in New Orleans.

Want to read about the ALA experiences of last year's winners? Take a look at the August 2010 issue of Footnotes at

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/news/footnotes/august2010/focus_on_future_garza.cfm. You will see how professionally rewarding attending an ALA conference can be.

The application form and further information about the grant is available on the NMRT website at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/3mawardinformation.cfm. You must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website at http://www.ala.org and follow the "Join ALA" link to add to your ALA membership.

For further information about the grant, please contact:

Susan L. Jennings

Chair, 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee

Appalachian State University

218 College Street

Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828.262.2782

Email: Jenningssl@appstate.edu

Contact:

Kimberly Redd