NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

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Teresa Slobuski

Oct 13, 2015, 7:57:07 PM10/13/15
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Hello everyone, 

Please excuse cross postings, if you are a relatively new librarian or MLIS student and want to get to ALA this year consider applying. 



NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee now seeking applicants for $1,000 award


The NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee is seeking applicants for a $1,000 award, intended to defray the costs of attending the ALA Annual Conference. Shirley Olofson was a well-respected NMRT President who died during her term of office. After her death, the NMRT Executive Board decided to authorize the establishment of an award to honor her memory. The award is given to current or potential NMRT members who have attended no more than five American Library Association Annual Conferences.


Applicants must also be members of ALA and NMRT, participate actively in the library profession, show promise or activity in the area of professional development, and have a valid financial need.


Those interested in the award may submit an application online at this webpage: http://www.ala.org/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/shirleyolofson


The due date for applications in December 14th, 2015. The chosen recipient will be notified in late January/early February. Please direct all questions to Jennifer Stout at jas...@vcu.edu.

Teresa Slobuski
Reference and Instruction Librarian - San Jose State University
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0028

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