Opportunities for Rural Library Staff: Training and Scholarships

Tocker Foundation TLA Annual Conference Travel Stipend

The Tocker Foundation is pleased to provide travel stipends for staff at rural libraries to attend the Texas Library Association annual conference. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to learn from experts in the field, find new vendors in the exhibit hall, network with their peers, hear from authors as well gain valuable CEU’s at designated sessions.

Library staff in towns of 12,000 or less qualify to apply for this grant. First-time attendees are given priority in this grant selection. Apply early to plan for a full experience at the conference.

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Texas Library Association will in Austin, April 19-22, 2023. Applications for the Foundation’s travel stipend are available in the application portal. Need to be added a new user? Please call the office at 512-452-1044 for assistance. Deadline to apply is February 3, 2023. For more information visit https://tocker.org/library-grants/professional-development-grants/.

Rural Library E-Summit

Join library practitioners across rural America to celebrate their role in building strong communities at the free Rural Library E-Summit on December 7-8. The Library Summit is a prominent event for practitioners addressing educational and health disparities and complements the work of other rural and small library organizations by driving resources to rural libraries.

The Summit brings together more than 500 rural library practitioners and friends of the library, disburses $10,000 in incentives, features keynote speakers like country recording artist and foster care advocate Jimmy Wayne, and offers best and promising practices for moving cradle-to-career outcomes and networking opportunities!

See the full schedule and register at https://www.berea.edu/pfe/librarysummit/.

If you have questions, contact Regina Washington at washingtonr@berea.edu or (859) 302-5435.

Image includes a logo and text describing prizes that may be will be awarded to 23 randomly selected attendees, including STEAM resources, early learning kits, and grant writing consultation. Eligible participants must attend the E-Summit and be a registered Rural Library Network member.

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