Conference Scholarships

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The Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) 2017 Professional Development Committee is accepting applications for scholarships to the WAAL 2017 Annual Conference - Driving Change! The conference will take place at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, April 20-21. Scholarships are awarded in the following categories:

  • Library paraprofessionals: attending the WAAL conference is an easy way to expand your professional network and learn new ideas to bring back to your home institution. Paraprofessionals do not need to be WLA members to be eligible.
  • Library school graduate students: attending the WAAL conference can expose you to current issues in academic librarianship as told by librarians in the field. It's a great way to begin building your professional network, and it looks great on a resume! Graduate students must be WLA members before the start of the WAAL 2017 conference.
  • Undergraduate students: if you are an undergrad considering a career in library science, attending the WAAL conference will provide you with a deeper understanding of the profession and connect you with the two MLIS granting programs in Wisconsin. Undergraduates do not need to be WLA members to be eligible.

Scholarships cover the registration fee for the conference and up to $250 of documented expenses. Each scholarship recipient is paired with a mentor for the conference.

See the WLA website for application materials and more details:

The completed application packet must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to:

Jill Markgraf

Recipients will be selected by members of the WAAL Professional Development Committee and will be notified before Friday, March 24, about a month before the conference.

Please share this information with colleagues and students who may be interested.