Apply now for the LSTA Continuing Education Conference Grant! Deadline to submit the application is February 25, 2020!
ODL is accepting applications to send selected Oklahoma public library staff to an annual library conference for continuing education purposes. Applicants will be able to apply for a scholarship to one of these conferences:
- Texas Library Association, March 24-27 in Houston, Texas
- Oklahoma Library Association, April 22-24 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Association for Rural and Small Libraries, Sept 30-Oct 3 in Wichita, Kansas
Please review all instructions on the form before applying.
NOTE: To fill out the application form, please save the form to your computer and open with Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Filling out the PDF application in your browser window instead of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat may prohibit file save or print.
Completed applications should be e-mailed by February 25 to ODL’s Certification Consultant, Wendy Noerdlinger. Send e-mail with “Read Receipt” for confirmation of received application.
This LSTA Grant, offered through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is for the purpose of educating library professionals and improving library service in the state. In accordance with the Oklahoma Certification Manual for Public Librarians, the certification program is to ensure that “public libraries in this state be administered and staffed by trained personnel…library staff must increase their skills and knowledge through continuing education in order to keep abreast of development in the information age” in order “to improve library service throughout the state.”