2021 Professional development scholarship available through LRT

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/29/2020


Terry McQuown

Chair, Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant



CHICAGO - The ALA Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to participate in continuing education event(s) between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, listserve, etc.).  This opportunity is open to everyone! You do NOT have to be an ALA member to apply.

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. 

Applicants must respond to the Survey Monkey questionnaire located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8P388D by March 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST. 

Please note: The maximum grant amount is $1,000 (with receipts).  Any costs above this will be the responsibility of the recipient.  In addition to the financial award, the recipient will be provided with access to a member of LRT, who will serve as a “Professional Development Mentor” throughout the award year.  If the recipient is already or becomes an ALA member, they will also receive a free one-year membership in LRT.  The award recipient will be notified in May 2021. 

For more information about terms and conditions, please visit the grant website.