LearnRT Pat Carterette travel grant application has been extended to March 31, 2023

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/24/2023


Danielle M. Ponton

ALA Staff Liaison



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, 2023 and August 31, 2024. The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.).  This opportunity is open to everyone. You do not have to be an ALA member to apply.

This grant, named after 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 questionnaire by Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:59 pm CST.  The application is now available.

The maximum grant amount is $1,000 (with receipts).  Any costs above this will be the responsibility of the recipient.  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 before the ALA Annual Conference in June 2023.  For more information about terms and conditions, please visit the grant website.

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit www.ala.org.