[Libs-Or] 2019 ARSL Conference Scholarship

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Mon Mar 18 11:19:38 PDT 2019


(and please pardon the duplicate announcements)

The State Library is pleased to be offering 10 scholarships of $1725 each for the 2019 Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Burlington, VT., from September 4 - 7, 2019.

NOTE: Registration has been pre-paid by the State Library at a cost of $275, making this scholarship worth $2,000 total.

Please read below for additional requirements.

Deadline: Online applications<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019ARSL> (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019ARSL) will be accepted through Friday, April 5th. Selected recipients will be notified via email by April 12th.

Eligibility Requirements:

  *   Applicants must be a staff member from a legally established public library in Oregon serving a population of 25,000 or less (based on 2016-17 Public Library statistics<https://www.oregon.gov/Library/libraries/Documents/PLS/MASTER2016-17_OregonPLS.xlsx>). The intent is to distribute 8 of the 10 scholarships to staff from libraries serving a population area of 15,000 or less.
  *   Selected recipients agree to attend the full conference (September 5 - 7, 2019).
  *   Selected recipients may use scholarship funds for pre-conference(s) on September 4, 2019, in addition to the regular conference.
  *   Selected recipients commit to a providing a conference report by December 13, 2019. Options include a visual or written report that the State Library of Oregon can share, an article for publication (e.g., OLA Hotline) with a copy submitted to the State Library, or presenting on a panel webinar hosted by the State Library of Oregon. Applicants will have the opportunity propose alternate reporting methods as well.

  *   Selected recipients agree to join ARSL<https://arsl.info/membership/> if not already a member (cost NOT eligible for reimbursement).

Other Requirements:

  *   Scholarship works on a reimbursement process and reimbursements will be made to the selected recipients' library. Selected recipients will be required to submit a travel reimbursement form (provided by the State Library) with copies of receipts for claimed expenses: travel (including airfare, parking, shuttles, taxis, etc.), lodging, and meals. Reimbursement form must be submitted to the State Library no later than October 31, 2019.
  *   Reimbursements will be made up to $1,725.00.
  *   Scholarship funds cannot be used to cover any association membership fees.
  *   Scholarship funds cannot be used to cover costs incurred by family members or friends who accompany recipient to the conference.

Questions? Please contact Darci Hanning (darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us> or 503-378-2527).

Darci Hanning, MLIS
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator
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