WISL WLA Conference Scholarship

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Application Form

2018 Recipients: 
April Arndt, Director of Ontario Public Library
Sarah Kyrie, Director of Argyle Public Library

2017 Recipient:  Angela Badzislaw, Spooner Memorial Library

2016 Recipients:
Amy Stormberg, Director of Shell Lake Public Library
Nancy Sandleback, Director of Holy Wisdom Monestary Library, Middleton

2015 Recipients:
Rebecca Pfile, Director of Endeavor Public Library
Allison (Alli) Chase, of Alice Baker Library

2014 Recipients:
Gina Rae, Wilton Public Library
Julie Beloungy, Thorp Public Library

2013 Recipients
Andrea Klapper, Montello Public Library
Amanda Burns, Suring Area Public Library  

2012 Recipients
Marie Marquardt and Diane Wald, Alma Public Library

2011 Recipient
Judy Grant, Trempealeau, received both $150 scholarships! 
The purpose of this scholarship is to promote attendance at the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference. This scholarship is available to librarians who meet the following criteria:
  • Employed by a Wisconsin library or information agency with 4 FTE or less or have a service population of under 6000 people (Grade II or Grade III Certification)
  • Must be willing to communicate knowledge gained, especially how this knowledge can be applied to small libraries, and to fellow WISL members.
  • Must be a member of the Wisconsin Small Libraries Section at the time of application.
Applicants will be evaluated based on:
  • Need and desire for scholarship
  • Small and rural library leadership potential
  • Previous conference attendance opportunities (Previous attendee at the WLA conference or scholarship recipients are encouraged to re-apply)
Applications will be evaluated by a committee of the Wisconsin Small Libraries Section Board.

Scholarship options:
$400 Scholarship for lodging, registration, meals and mileage
  (may be divided into two $200 awards if the full award is not needed.)
Scholarship recipients will be expected to:
  • Attend entire conference for which the scholarship has been awarded.
  • Submit newsletter article to Whistlestop (WISL newsletter), sharing what has been learned gained from conference.
  • Attend a combination of at least 2 WISL meetings/programs while at the conference.