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Contact the American Library Association (ALA) staff at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through a partnership between the Public Library Association (PLA), the Public Programs Office (PPO) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a $500 stipend is being offered to cover most costs to attend a preconference workshop at the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The full-day preconference, Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community, will take place Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Attendees who participate in the preconference and complete pre/post work will receive the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certification offered by the Medical Library Association. The CHIS will help you keep current in the consumer health information field and obtain an additional, recognized level of expertise. See the MLA web site for more information about the certification.
The $500 stipend will be offered to up to 50 library representatives. Stipends can be used to support the preconference registration fee (see the conference web site for details), travel, and/or lodging expenses (not including meals). Recipients must commit to doing the required pre/post work to obtain certification and to submitting reports to PLA about their experience and library programming.
PLA will award up to fifty (50) stipends to librarians, including library support staff and paraprofessionals, at libraries in the U.S. and U.S. territories to support attending a full-day preconference, Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community, scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Applicants from public libraries will be given priority consideration.
All librarians in the U.S. and U.S. territories may apply, but those working at public libraries will be given priority consideration.
All librarians selected for the stipend must commit to the following program requirements:
PLA will accept applications for this stipend between October 16, 2017, and November 19, 2017.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before filling out an application.
To begin the application process, go to the project home page. To apply for the stipend, you must complete the following steps:
Before you access the application, you must either:
To complete this step, provide all the information that is requested on the information screens. 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 November 19, 2017, submission deadline.
We strongly recommend that you read the narrative questions carefully and prepare your answers before logging in to the Apply system. Please note that an answer for the narrative questions is required. Each narrative may not exceed 200 words.
This is an application for an award from the PLA, with support from NNLM. Applicants must identify a certifying official who is authorized to submit applications for funding on behalf of the organization's employee.
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, including your Project Director Information and your Proposal Narrative. 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. CDT on November 19, 2017. Applications submitted after that time will not be considered.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:
Other factors that may influence the final selection of libraries include the following:
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.
Each application will be assessed by project staff of PLA and NNLM. PLA will make the final decisions. VII. Award Administration Information
If you have questions, contact:
Public Programs Office
American Library Association
1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045