Intrepid public business librarians wanted for Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award

Are you a public librarian in need of funds to attend ALA’s Annual Conference? You’ve come to the right place!

The Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award, sponsored by Morningstar, offers $1,000 in travel funds to a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and who requires financial assistance to attend the conference. Submit your nomination by December 15!

The winner must be a member of ALA, RUSA and BRASS. The recipient shall have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a business reference librarian and the potential to be a leader in the profession. In addition, he or she will be expected to participate in BRASS activities at the conference for which the award has been made and to write a short statement regarding his or her experience at the conference for publication following the event.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: involvement in special projects; creation of a business web site; outstanding service to the community; publications; or related activities.

To nominate a deserving librarian, download and complete a nomination form, following the submission instructions therein. Questions  should be directed to the committee chair, Melissa Jeter at melissacjeter@gmail.com.

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