[Libs-Or] Countdown! 12 days to nominate for First Steps Award

Shirleanne M Ackerman Gahan sgahan at uw.edu
Mon Nov 19 09:23:53 PST 2018


*Just 12 days left to collect your materials and nominate yourself or
someone else!*

Could you use $1,500 to help pay for attending ALA? Do you have five or
fewer years professional experience with continuing resources? Do you know
someone else new to the field who's short of conference travel funds?
Submit a nomination for the First Steps Award!

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section presents the award, a Wiley
Professional Development Grant. The award provides librarians who are new
to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and
encourages professional development and participation at American Library
Association (ALA) conferences and Continuing Resources Section activities.


ALCTS members with five or less years of professional experience in the
continuing resources field are eligible. The award consists of $1,500,
donated by Wiley, and is applicable toward round trip transportation,
lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may apply more than
once.

Winners will be chosen based on: commitment to professional development in
the continuing resources field as shown by participation in continuing
education activities, workshops and previous participation in professional
activities; candidate's written justification for the grant in terms of
commitment to and interest in continuing resources related work; personal
professional development; financial need; two letters of reference; and a
vita.

You'll need to send: Candidate's statement, two letters of reference, and a
resume/vita. Start writing and ask for those letters of reference TODAY.

*Send nominations to*: *Ginger Williams
<ginger.williams at txstate.edu?subject=First%20Step%20Award%2C%20A%20Wiley%20Professional%20Development%20Grant>*,
chair, First Step Jury

Visit the First Step Award page
<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ala.org%2Falcts%2Fawards%2Fgrants%2Ffirststep&data=02%7C01%7Cginger.williams%40txstate.edu%7Cb192aa1613cd42f42f7108d64bff6087%7Cb19c134a14c94d4caf65c420f94c8cbb%7C0%7C0%7C636779957541698509&sdata=LWW9R%2Bcb%2FDUksRJzEcni8EJlhxw6e0PKZ%2FP7JBFXbbc%3D&reserved=0>
for
more information.

*Shirleanne Ackerman Gahan*
University of Washington, MLIS candidate
sgahan at uw.edu
971.222.5186 <(971)%20222-5186>

University of Portland, Serials Technical Assistant
gahan at up.edu
503.943.7776
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