Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 9, 2018 by 11:59 pm (CST)
Award Notification Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Before starting, read the travel stipend FAQ and carefully review the requirements in each category for the travel stipend before applying.
Contact the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office staff at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. Program Description
II. Award Information
V. Application and Submission Information
VI. Application Review
VII. Award Administration Information
VIII. Points of Contact
Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD).
The initiative seeks to introduce libraries to various dialogue and deliberation approaches, enabling libraries to foster conversation and lead change in their communities. LTC: Models for Change offers a series of web-based and in-person workshops, free of charge, specially designed for public and academic libraries.
Through a partnership with the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries, all participants will receive digital badges in recognition of their participation.
LTC: Models for Change is the second phase of ALA's Libraries Transforming Communities initiative. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant RE-40-16-0137-16. Learn more about the first phase of the project, offered in 2014-15 in partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.
Twenty-five public libraries serving small and/or rural communities will be selected to receive an $800 travel stipend to send one employee to a one-day pre-conference workshop for LTC: Models for Change Series 3 at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 22, 2018.
Librarians receiving the travel stipend agree to:
Below are the dates, times and registration information for the webinars and in-person workshop.
|Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities||February 28, 2018 |
1:00 – 2:30 pm (Central)
|Future Search||April 25, 2018 |
1:00 – 2:30 pm (Central)
|Conversation Café||May 23, 2018 |
1:00 – 2:30 pm (Central)
|In-person Workshop (2018 ALA Annual Conference)||June 22, 2018 |
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
ALA will accept applications for the LTC: Models for Change travel stipend between August 15, 2017, and March 9, 2018.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before applying.Getting Started
To begin the application process, go to http://apply.ala.org/ltc2018/home
To apply for the LTC: Models for Change travel stipend, you must complete the following steps:
Before you access the application, you must register to create an application account.
If you have already registered when applying for another ALA Public Programs Office grant project, you may log in using your e-mail address and password.
Note: The applicant is the library applying to send a staff member to attend and participate in the LTC: Models for Change Series 3 webinars and in-person workshop.
To complete Step 3, provide all the information that is requested on the Applicant Information screen. You must then save the information.
After clicking the "SAVE" button, you will be able to return to the application at any time and log in using your e-mail address and password. This will allow you to edit, save, and return to your application as needed prior to the March 9, 2018 submission deadline.
Note: To qualify for this travel stipend, the designated participant must be employed by a library serving a small and/or rural community.
To complete Step 4, provide all the information that is requested on the Institution Information screen. You must then save the information.
Before you compose the narrative part of this application, we strongly recommend that you read these guidelines carefully. If you do not, your application is unlikely to be competitive. Please note that each narrative may not exceed 500 words.
Upload a letter of support from the library director. If the applicant is a library director, letter of support may be from direct supervisor, board chair, or trustee.
Upload one letter of recommendation for the staff member whom you wish to send to the training. Letter of recommendation should be from a profession reference (e.g. supervisor, library director, board member, trustee, community partner).
Upload the resume or biography of the staff member whom you wish to send to the training.
An application for a Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change travel stipend is an application for an award from ALA, using funding provided by an award from IMLS. ALA is required by law to ask applicants to identify for each application a certifying official who is authorized to submit applications for funding on behalf of the organization.
To complete this section, you must enter all the information that is requested.
The Review and Edit page summarizes all the information that you have entered. From this page you can:
Once you have completed all parts of your application, you may submit it at any time by selecting the Submit button. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 9, 2018. Applications submitted after that time will be ineligible.
Note that once you have submitted your application, you can no longer alter it. The application will then be submitted for review.
You will receive an e-mail confirming submission of your application. At the confirmation page you will be able to print out a copy of your application. Print and keep this copy for your records.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Applicants are encouraged to address questions about the selection guidelines, process, and requirements to the ALA Public Programs Office at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045, or email@example.com.
Review and Selection Process
Each application will be assessed by a panel of librarians and project staff of ALA. ALA's Public Programs Office will make the final decisions.
Application deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018 11:59 pm (CST)
Award notification: Monday, March 26, 2018
Cash grant distributed by: Monday, April 2, 2018
If you have questions, contact:
Public Programs Office
American Library Association
1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045