Many continuing education opportunities are available through KLA, College and Universities Libraries Section (CULS), and Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA). Please visit the following links for application guidelines and forms.
3M/NMRT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference. The application form and further information about the grant is available on the NMRT website (http://www.ala.org/ala/nmrt/applyforfunds/3mawardinformation.htm). Remember, you must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website (http://ala.org) and follow the “Join/Renew ALA” link to add to your ALA membership.
For further information about the grant, please contact:
Jessica Hutchings, Chair, 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee
McNeese State University Library, 300 Beauregard, Lake Charles, LA, 70601
SHIRLEY OLOFSON MEMORIAL AWARD
National conferences give new ALA members a chance to meet other librarians, discover new directions in librarianship, and forge connections with librarians throughout the country
and the world. Members of the ALA New Members Round Table have a way to get funding! Apply for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award* (http://www.ala.org/ala/nmrt/applyforfunds/shirleyolofson.htm) and you may receive a $1000 check, awarded at ALA Annual Conference, to help defray the cost of attendance. You must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website (http://ala.org) and follow the “Join/Renew ALA” link to add to your ALA membership.