Each week, we will draw your attention to one of the many resources available to you from CMLE Headquarters. Our mission is to help build connections between members, across all types of libraries. We exist to share information across libraries (and archives, and museums, and history centers) – and we are always looking for more ways to make that happen!
One of the ways in which we encourage creating connections is by offering scholarships for professional development opportunities. And there are so many options out there for library people! We want to make sure all of our members get a chance to participate, whether it’s taking a webinar or attending a conference. Since we know money is often tight in libraries, CMLE has scholarships available to help fund your continuing learning and professional programs! And starting this year, you can apply for up to $300 to help with your expenses!
Some quick guidelines:
- You can apply for up to $300 in each CMLE fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
- We need the application before the event, to approve it.
- You must be an employee or Board member of a CMLE member library. Preference will be given to first-time scholarship requests.
If you are looking for professional development opportunities, make sure to keep an eye on our Continuing Education calendar which we update frequently! Or check out sites like TIES, ALA’s webinars, Library Juice, AASL’s eAcademy, and ACRL’s online learning page.