The Alaska State Library, through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library Services and Technology Act (Federal Source CFDA 45.310) has generously provided funding for grants to attend conferences and other Professional Development opportunities.
Those interested can apply for grants to attend (and travel to) a variety of conferences, classes, and workshops for professional development, including the Alaska Library Association annual conference, American Library Association national conference, and online webinars.
Due to budget allocations, PD grants will only be available through the Alaska State Library for the 2019-2020 year. Details can be found on the Alaska State Library website or HERE.
Look for the section called "Continuing Education (CE) & Professional Development (PD) Grants", and then "For School Libraries (PD Grants)".
School Library Media Specialist/School Librarian Jo Morse Scholarship
The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies leading to a library media specialist/school librarian certificate and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional school library positions. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs. Preference will be given to an individual meeting the federal definition of Alaska Native ethnicity.
An applicant must be an Alaskan resident who:
Amount for the next academic year will be $4,000.
Criteria for Selection
An individual will be selected by a Scholarship Committee of AkLA based on the following criteria: