Thursday, September 29, 2011

ALA Midwinter scholarships available

The American Library Association and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. The meeting takes place Jan. 20 - 24, 2012, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.

Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,500, and one of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee. The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.

Deadline for entry is Nov. 1; scholarship recipients will be notified no later than Dec. 12. To apply, candidates must complete the application criteria and submit an essay that addresses the following topic: "If you could change anything about your current workplace or job responsibilities, how would you position them to meet future needs?" Essays and applications will be judged by a jury designated by ALA.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Join HLA & ALA for one low price!

If you're a student, you can join HLA and ALA for just $35 from now through Aug. 31, 2012.

To apply for membership, fill out the HLA-ALA joint student membership form and mail or fax it to the ALA Chapter Relations office at 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611, fax 312-280-4392.

For more information, visit the ALA Student Membership blog.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Access Library Worklife for free

American Library Association members can now access Library Worklife: HR eNews for Today's Leaders as part of their membership in the association. ALA subscribers will receive quarterly e-mail alerts highlighting the previous month's articles.

For more information, visit the Library Worklife Web site.