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ALCTS Serials Section First Step Award - submission deadline extended to Jan. 3 Betty Landesman 09 Dec 2002 22:39 UTC

It's not too late to apply!  The submission deadline for the First Step
Award has been extended to January 3.  If you plan to send an application,
please let me know ASAP so we can work out the delivery details.
Description of the award follows.

Betty Landesman
Chair, ALCTS SS First Step Award Committee

First Step Award: The award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant, is
presented by the ALCTS Serials Section.  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 Serials Section
activities. All ALA members with five or less years professional
experience in the serials field, who have not previously attended an ALA
Annual Conference, are eligible.  The award consists of $1,500 donated by
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 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 serials field, as evidenced 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
serials related work; personal professional development; financial need;
two letters of reference; and a vita.