Call for Applications: NMRT Professional Development Grant

Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2013 by 5 pm (Pacific time).

We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by NMRT, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 27 –  July 2, 2013 in Chicago, IL.

The application form and further information about the grant is available on the NMRT website. You must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link to add NMRT to your ALA membership.

Click here for information about the award and award criteria.

Click here to go to the application.

For further information about the grant, please contact:

Cheryl Lee
Chair, NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee
Palo Alto City Library, Main Library Branch
1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-838-2931


Apply NOW for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented each year in honor of Shirley Olofson, NMRT former President. It is a $1000 award intended to help defray the cost of attended ALA annual conferences.

Applications for the award are due December 10, 2012.

Applicants must:

1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT
2. Be active in the library profession
3. Show commitment to professional development
4. Have a valid financial need
5. Have not attended more than five ALA annual conferences

To apply and view complete instructions about this award please visit: