Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
Continuing Education Grant Application
January 1, 2015 ‐ December 31, 2015
The ALAO Continuing Education Grant Program encourages library personnel to improve their skills and to develop new ones. The grant is awarded once a year to support the cost of participating in continuing education opportunities.
- Applicant must be a current member of ALAO.
- Applicant may not have received this grant in the previous three award cycles.
Application Deadline: February 6, 2015 @ 5pm
Notification & Payment: The Professional Development Committee will notify grant recipients by February 27, 2015 and will arrange payment through SWON, the ALAO fiscal agent.
The ALAO Professional Development Committee (PDC) will select the application(s) that best explain how the grant will further the applicant's professional development. The amount of money available for the 2015 Continuing Education Grant Program is $2,500. These funds may be awarded to one individual or divided among two or more top-ranked applicants. The PDC will take into consideration the amount of funding the applicant's employer will provide for the request, as well as what the employer provided during the past fiscal year. After selecting the grant winner(s), the committee may choose to select an applicant to receive an Honorable Mention Award, which will range between $100-$200 if awarded. Recipients of Honorable Mention Awards are eligible to apply again the next award cycle. The PDC will notify award recipients by February 27, 2015 and will arrange payment. Within sixty days of the educational event, the recipient must submit a brief report to the PDC confirming proof of attendance. Awards equal to or greater than $600 USD are subject to taxation and will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service. Recipients of awards equal to or greater than $600 USD must provide their social security number to the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) fiscal agent prior to disbursement of award monies.
If you have any questions about the Continuing Education Grant, please contact Professional Development Committee chair Julia Gustafson at firstname.lastname@example.org.