The Library of Virginia believes strongly in the continuing education of library staff. As such, it funds several scholarships to professional development events that take place around the country. The funds are to assist library staff in attending an event they otherwise may not be able to. As part of being awarded a scholarship, recipients are expected to take back in a “teach-back” opportunity which occurs after they’ve attended their event. This allows them to share with the wider Virginia library world the knowledge gained in attending.
Current Open Scholarships:
Due to COVID-19 and many events moving to an online format, we’re able to offer more scholarships per event due to lower overall costs for attending.
|Event & Date||Amount||# of Scholarships Available||Application Open||Application Link|
|The Harwood Institute – Public Innovators Lab
April 1 – April 9
|$995 per scholarship for registration costs||3||February 12 – February 23||Apply HERE|
|American Library Association Annual Conference
June 23 – June 29
|$250 per scholarship for registration costs||5||March 8 – March 17||Application Closed and Scholarships Awarded|