Deadline Extended: ALAO Continuing Education Grant

Great news! The following announcement was sent via the ALAO List; an extension for applicants wishing to apply for the continuing education grant is now available.

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Continuing Education Grant is awarded each year to support the cost of participating in professional development opportunities. Current ALAO members are eligible to apply for funds to defray the costs of attending any library-related educational opportunity occurring during the 2012 calendar year.

The ALAO Professional Development Committee (PDC) will select the application(s) that best explain how the grant will further the applicant’s professional development. The amount of money available for the 2012 Continuing Education Grant Program is $2,500.  These funds may be awarded to one individual or divided among two or more top-ranked applicants. The PDC will take into consideration the amount of funding the applicant’s employer will provide for the request, as well as what the employer provided during the past fiscal year. The PDC will notify award recipients and will arrange payment. Within sixty days of the educational event, the recipient must submit a brief report to the PDC confirming proof of attendance.

Please note that awards equal to or greater than $600 USD are subject to taxation and will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.  Recipients of awards equal to or greater than $600 USD must provide their social security number to the ALAO fiscal agent prior to disbursement of award monies.Please complete the online application for the grant at http://www.alaoweb.org/events.

Be sure to provide the required documentation, including a description of how the continuing education opportunity will further your professional development and an itemized list of associated costs.

The NEW EXTENDED deadline for application is February 10, 2012.If you have any questions, please contact the PDC Chair, Krista McDonald at: mcdonak@muohio.edu.

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