Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant


This grant, in honor of the passing of our past-president, Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences. A former staff development coordinator at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library and the first Continuing Education Coordinator for the State Library of Georgia, Pat's legacy focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for her colleagues to grow and develop within their career field.

The grant will be awarded to an individual on an annual basis to provide monetary support (up to $1,000) to participate in continuing educational event(s) to keep current in his/her career field. Monies may be used to participate in continuing professional development event(s) offered by the American Library Association (ALA), an ALA-related unit or association, State Library Associations, ASTD, the American Management Association (AMA), or any other Learn RT Board approved activity/event. The ALA Learning Round Table (LearnRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between Sept. 1, 2021 and Aug. 31, 2022. Grant funds can be used to cover registration, travel, lodging, or other expenses related to the event. Documentation/receipts will be required prior to payment. If the recipient is participating in a ALA or ALA-related event, monies will be transferred internally instead of being paid to the recipient. Recipient must be an active member of the sponsoring organization hosting the conference/event if the registration fee is higher for non-members. Any un-used grant monies can be applied to other events as long as it meets the above criteria - funds un-used funds at the end of the award period will be forfeited.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2021
Grant applications are due by March 1, 2021. The selected recipient of the grant will be notified prior to the ALA Annual Conference in May and the award will be presented during the LearnRT Training Showcase at the ALA Annual Conference.
Funding for this grant comes from gifts and donations made in Pat's honor and through the proceeds from LearnRT pre-conference events and sponsorship of the LearnRT Training Showcase. Gifts/donations for the continuation of this grant can be directed to:
Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant
Attn: Danielle M. Ponton
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611


The Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant committee is responsible for promoting this grant opportunity, receiving and reviewing grant applications, and selecting a recipient for the grant award.
2014: Sara Arnold-Garza 
2014: Crystal Williams 
2015: Natalie Bazan 
2016: Angela Glowcheski 
2017: Lucretia Robertson
2018: Sara White
2019: Allison Porch
2020: JeriLynne Stewart
2021: Julia Wood


Danielle M. Ponton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022)

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