Applications are now being accepted for the "First Step Award--Wiley
Professional Development Grant," a cash award that is applicable toward
travel costs for the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim,
June 27-July 1st, 2008.
The purpose of the $1500 grant, donated by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is
provide librarians new to the serials field with the opportunity to
their perspectives and to encourage professional development in the
American Library Association Conferences and participation in ALA/ALCTS
Continuing Resources Section activities.
All ALA members with five or fewer years? professional experience in
serials field and who have not previously attended an ALA Annual
are eligible. Cash awards are applicable toward round trip
lodging, registration fees, etc.
Eligible applicants who have previously applied, but were not selected,
Completed applications shall be sent to the Chair of the First Step
Award Committee by December 1st, 2007 deadline. See below for contact
Each application shall include:
1. A cover letter with candidate's justification for the grant in
terms of commitment to/interest in serials related work;
personal/professional development activities; how the grant would
increase the candidate's professional career contributions; how the
grant would benefit the candidate in his/her current position; and
2. Candidate's current resume.
3. Two supporting letters of reference (may be included with
application or sent under separate cover).
5:00 p.m. CST, Saturday, December 1st, 2007.
All applications and supporting letters must be received by the
deadline in order to be considered.
1. Commitment to professional development in the serials field as
evidenced by participation in continuing education activities,
workshops, previous participation in professional activities, etc.
2. Candidate's written justification for the grant in terms of
commitment to/interest in serials related work, personal/professional
You may also refer to:
COMMITTEE CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION:
For submitting applications or for more information
Lori Osmus Kappmeyer
Head, Cataloging & Metadata Department
204 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Office: (515) 294-4281
Fax: (515) 294-2088