REMINDER: Applications for First Step Award - Wiley Professional Development Grant due December 1 Chamberlain, Clinton K. 17 Nov 2006 16:25 UTC

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REMINDER:  Applications are now being accepted for the "First Step
Award-Wiley Professional Development Grant," a cash award which is
applicable toward travel costs for the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in
Washington, D.C., June 21-27th, 2007.


The purpose of the $1500 grant, donated by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is
to provide librarians new to the serials field with the opportunity to
broaden their perspective and to encourage professional development in
the American Library Association Conferences and participation in
ALA/ALCTS Serials Section activities.


All ALA members with five or fewer year's professional experience in the
serials field and who have not previously attended an ALA Annual
Conference are eligible.  Cash awards are applicable toward round trip
transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc.

Eligible applicants who have previously applied, but were not selected,
may re-apply.


Completed applications shall be sent to the Chair of the First Step
Award Committee by December 1st, 2006 deadline.

Each application shall include:

1.	A cover letter with candidate's justification for the grant in
terms of commitment to/interest in serials related work;
personal/professional development activities; how the grant would
increase the candidate's professional career contributions; how the
grant would benefit the candidate in his/her current position; and
financial need.

2.	Candidate's current resume.

3.	Two supporting letters of reference (may be included with
candidate's application or sent under separate cover).


Fax:      (210) 999-8182

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5:00 p.m. CST, Wednesday, December 1st, 2006.

All applications and supporting letters must be received by the deadline
in order to be considered.


1.	Commitment to professional development in the serials field as
evidenced by participation in continuing education activities,
workshops, previous participation in professional activities, etc.
2.	Candidate's written justification for the grant in terms of
commitment to/interest in serials related work, personal/professional

You may also refer to:


Clint Chamberlain

Clinton Chamberlain

Assistant Professor, E-Access/Serials Librarian

Trinity University, Elizabeth Huth Coates Library
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas  78212-7200
Office: (210) 999-7613  Fax: (210) 999-8182