Those interested, can apply for grants to attend (and travel to) a variety of conferences, classes, and workshops for professional development, including the Alaska Library Association annual conference, American Library Association national conference, and online webinars.
Out-of-state travel: 80 days prior to conference
In-state travel: 60 days prior to conference
Online events: 40 days prior to event
Preference is given to applicants that are current AkASL members.
Grant recipients will be reimbursed up to the following toward registration, hotel, and travel: $500 for online training, $1,000 for in-state conferences, and $1200 for out-of-state conferences.
Please note travel and housing will only be provided to applicants who do not live in the community where the conference is being held. For example, if AkLA is held in Anchorage, Anchorage applicants are only eligible for registration reimbursement.
Awardees will be required to report on their grant activities, submit all receipts for reimbursement, and write one brief article for each day of conference attendance for possible use in the Puffin, AkASL’s online blog. For more information, preview the grant application and grant reporting form below.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Apply NOW for a grant to attend a conference or webinar for the 2014-2015 school year. Suggested conferences:
ASTE Conference http://www.aste.org/conference/ Anchorage, AK, February 21-24, 2015 (Deadline to Apply = December 22, 2014)
AkLA Annual Conference http://akla.org/juneau2015/ Juneau, AK, February 26-March 1, 2015 (Deadline to Apply = December 27, 2014)
ISTE National Conference https://www.isteconference.org/2015/ Philadelphia, PA, June 28-July 1 (Deadline to Apply = April 9, 2015)
ALA Annual Conference San Fransicso, CA, June 25-30 (Deadline to Apply = April 6. 2015)
Application and Reporting Links
Grant Reporting Form (Currently being revised).
TO APPLY for the grant, please fill out the online application. Email Karla Barkman, AkASL Professional Development Grant Coordinator for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.