United for Libraries Outstanding Friend Conference Grant sponsored by ThriftBooks

Thrift Books The United for Libraries Outstanding Friend Conference Grant sponsored by ThriftBooks enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Applicants must be first-time attendees of the ALA Annual Conference, and must be active in their public library Friends group. The winner will receive a grant of $1000, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration.

Applications for the 2022 United for Libraries Outstanding Friend Conference Grant are due May 27, 2022. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2022. The ALA Annual Conference will take place June 23-28, 2022, in Washington. D.C.

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Requirements for application:

  • The applicant must be a member of a Friends of the Library group in a public library.
  • The applicant must be a first-time attendee of the ALA Annual Conference.
  • The applicant must include a recommendation from a board member of the Friends of the Library group, or the library director.
  • The applicant must include summary of their activities in the Friends of the Library group.

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