Call for nominations - 2009 First Step Award Brenda Battleson 23 Oct 2008 18:53 UTC

*2009 First Step 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 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.  Send nominations to:  Brenda
Battleson, chair, First Step Jury,


Brenda L. Battleson
Visiting Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo
Dept. of Library and Info. Studies
522 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020
Ph: (716) 645-2412 x1210