This may be of interest to some of our recent graduates...
The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section presents the award, a
Wiley Professional Development Grant. The award provides
librarians who are new to the serials field with the
opportunity to broaden their perspectives and encourages
professional development and participation at American
Library Association (ALA) conferences and Serials Section
activities. All ALA members with five or less years'
professional experience in the serials field, who have not
previously attended an ALA Annual Conference, are eligible.
The award consists of $1,500, donated by John Wiley & Sons,
Inc., and is applicable toward round trip transportation,
lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may
apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on:
commitment to professional development in the serials field
as evidenced by participation in continuing education
activities, workshops and previous participation in
professional activities; candidate's written justification
for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in
serials related work; personal professional development;
financial need; two letters of reference; and a vita. Send
nominations to: Brenda Battleson, chair, First Step Jury,
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