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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.

Rules & Process  |  Scholarship Events  |  Teach Backs

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
Association of Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Annual Conference

September 28 – October 2

Member – $50

Non-member – $65

Advocates – $25

19 – library staff

10 – “Advocates” trustees / friends / foundation

July 22 – August 19

(Recipients notified 8.21)

ARSL Application
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) National Institute

October 2-3

Member – $50

Non-member – $75 

Speaker – $35

20 minimum Aug. 12 – Sept. 9

(Recipients notified 9.11)

ALSC Application

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