Conference Scholarships

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The WAAL Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer scholarships for the upcoming 2013 WAAL conference:

There are three categories of application for a scholarship:

1.     Library student assistant or undergraduate student

2.     Paraprofessional library staff member

3.     Graduate student currently enrolled in a library/information science program

Guidelines for application and application forms for all of the scholarship categories are available on the WAAL web site at http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/waal/waal-committees/guidelines-applications-for-waal-scholarships.

Applicants for the Undergraduate Student/Library Student Assistant scholarships are being sought from anyone who supervises student assistants.  Any undergraduate student or library student assistant who may be interested in or who shows potential for a library career is eligible.

Application for a Paraprofessional scholarship is available to all paraprofessionals who are WLA members or who become WLA members prior to the conference.  Paraprofessionals are those individuals who are currently employed full time or part time in a library and are not enrolled in a library/information science graduate program.

Application for a Graduate Student scholarship is available to all graduate students currently enrolled full time or part time in a Library/Information Science program and who are WLA student members or who become WLA student members prior to the conference. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a library/information science program and who are working and/or interning in a library should NOT apply for the Paraprofessional scholarship but should complete the Graduate Student scholarship application.

All scholarship awards include conference registration, meals allowance, hotel room expense (at ½ double occupancy rate) and mileage, if applicable.  Double occupancy can be with another scholarship recipient or other individual, to be arranged with the scholarship recipient at the time scholarship is awarded.  Recipients will be paired with a mentor to guide them through the conference and introduce them to colleagues.

To apply, please electronically submit all documents by March 29 to Rachel Slough.