Grants and Awards



APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards
DEADLINE: November 30, 2018
The APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards are intended to support early- and mid-career librarians who are seeking to attend conferences in order to grow as professionals. Applicants must be currently employed as a librarian at an academic or health sciences library, and have less than 15 years of experience in a library after receiving their MLS.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is November 30 for continuing education events starting no earlier than January 1, 2019.

Intersections in Health Equity ALA Midwinter Preconference Grants
DEADLINE: December 3, 2018
Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity will be held on January 25, 2019 during ALA Midwinter in Seattle, WA. This interactive preconference will help participants learn how libraries can deepen their work in health literacy and ensure a lasting impact for improving health in their communities. Up to ten professional development awards for preconference attendance are available to public service and programming staff. Eligible costs for this award includes the preconference ticketed event, roundtrip coach airfare, lodging costs, and per diem for meals up to $1,000 total.

National Friends of Libraries Week Award
DEADLINE: December 4, 2018
United for Libraries coordinated the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 21-27, 2018. Libraries and Friends across the country celebrated with city and statewide proclamations, and events including fundraisers, membership drives, author signings, and more. Two Friends groups will receive the National Friends of Libraries Week Award, $250 each, in honor of their celebrations during the week.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: December 15, 2018
These grants provide support to Wyoming librarians and publicly accessible Wyoming libraries in three areas: education and training, library resources, and library foundation development. Two grant deadlines annually in June and December. Contact Brian Greene, WSL Library Development Manager, with any questions at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant
DEADLINE: January 31, 2019
Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools, underfunded libraries and other community organizations.

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