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Thursday, February 18, 2021

ALA Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The American Library Association's (ALA) Learning Round Table (LRT) will award up to $1,000 to an individual to participate in a continuing education event(s) between Sept. 1, 2021 and Aug. 31, 2022. Monies may be used to participate in continuing professional development event(s) offered by the American Library Association (ALA), an ALA-related unit or association, State Library Associations, ASTD, the American Management Association (AMA), or any other Learn RT Board approved activity/event. Grant funds can be used to cover registration, travel, lodging, or other expenses related to the event. Documentation/receipts will be required prior to payment. If the recipient is participating in a ALA or ALA-related event, monies will be transferred internally instead of being paid to the recipient. 

The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serve, etc.). In addition to the financial award, the recipient will be provided with access to a member of LRT, who will serve as a “Professional Development Mentor” throughout the award year. If the recipient is already an ALA member or becomes an ALA member, they will also receive a free one-year membership in LRT.

This grant, named after LRT's much admired past-president, the late Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences. A former staff development and continuing education coordinator at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library and the first Continuing Education Coordinator for the State Library of Georgia, Pat believed in providing outstanding educational opportunities for her colleagues to grow and develop within their field.

Applicants do not have to be ALA members to apply. Applicants must complete an online application (available at http://www.ala.org/rt/learnrt/pat-carterette-professional-development-grant).

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