Category Archives: Professional Development

Find Financial Aid for Library School

Don’t forget—you can also check into McMurry Endowment grants and Wyoming Library Association Nora Van Burgh Grants for support.

From the American Library Association

Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does?  Take a look at the 2017-2018 edition of the Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory.  It is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions and foundations that give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate education programs in library and information studies.

The updated Directory is now available on the ALA scholarships page.

For information on scholarships available through the American Library Association, visit the ALA scholarships page or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279. The ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).  For additional assistance, comments or questions contact

NLA-MPLA Conference Call for Proposals Open

The joint conference of the Nevada Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association will be held October 16-18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nevada, at Lake Tahoe.  From the sounds of sensory story time to the whir of a 3D printer, libraries are much more than quiet spaces; they are hubs of experience and knowledge creation that set the stage for vibrant communities. As librarians it’s time to turn up the volume on innovation as we seek inspiration to deliver new models of information literacy and lifelong education, to engage with listeners, learners, and makers of all ages and from all backgrounds, and to advocate by sharing stories of how libraries empower.

 Call for proposals is now open and closes on May 31. NLA-MPLA are seeking proposals to support the theme of Turn Up the Volume! in the areas of innovation, advocacy, and engagement.