Professional Development

Professional Development Grants

Are you planning to participate in some form of continuing education this year? Grant monies are available!

Download the NDLA grant application, or contact:

Interim Professional Development Chair
Lori K. West
Fargo Public Library
2801 32 Ave S
Fargo ND 58103
701-476-5977 (office)
701-476-5981 (fax)
e-mail: lwest@cityoffargo.com

Completed application forms may be submitted at any time. Deadline for the 2016 grants is August 31, 2016.

Selections for available grants will be made by majority approval of the Professional Development Grants Committee (whose members are ineligible to apply).

Available Grants

NDLA Professional Development Grant

NDLA believes that furthering an individual's skills is beneficial to the North Dakota Library environment. Each year NDLA sets aside general fund dollars for this purpose. The Professional Development grant may be used for college or university classroom work, independent study, workshops, conferences, or participation in any activity that will benefit the library community in North Dakota.

Ron Rudser Memorial Continuing Education Grant

Ron Rudser was a librarian and library science instructor at Minot State University at the time of his death in 1986. This memorial grant fund was initiated by his wife, Kaye. The Ron Rudser Memorial Continuing Education Grant may be used for credit courses, workshops, seminars or pre-conference programs that enhance the education of a practicing librarian in any type of library. Regular conference programs or conventions do not qualify.

M. Vivian Hubbard Memorial Grant

M. Vivian Hubbard was State President of the Federated Women's Clubs in the early 1950's. The rural bookmobile program originated in North Dakota with much influence from the Federated Women's Clubs. Hubbard believed in this program and requested that memorial funds at her death be donated to NDLA to further interest in bookmobiles. The grant may be used for formal college or university classroom work, independent study, workshops, conferences, or participation in any other activity that will further the work of the bookmobile, including the purchase of books or other materials.

Mike Jaugstetter Leadership Memorial Grant

The Mike Jaugstetter Leadership Memorial Grant honors the superb leadership skills in librarianship which Mike Jaugstetter demonstrated while he was employed as the State Librarian of North Dakota. The grant money may be used for library leadership institutes or programs.

 

Application Requirements

Professional Development & Rudser Grants

Requirements:

  1. Applicants must:
    • be ND residents or employed in North Dakota
    • be current members of NDLA and must have been members for the past two years
    • submit a detailed budget of expected expenses
    • submit a narrative describing personal growth/career development expectations from the proposed program
    • submit printed materials which describe the program
  2. Applicants need not be currently employed in a library.
  3. Applicants must submit an evaluative report to NDLA upon program completion for publication in The Good Stuff.
  4. Grant money will be awarded after the evaluative report has been received by the NDLA President
  5. No applicant may receive more than one grant per 18 months.
  6. A copy of CEU certificate or letter of recognition should accompany the report, if applicable.

M. Vivian Hubbard Memorial Grant

Requirements:

  1. Applicant must:
    • be a current member of NDLA
    • agree to submit an evaluative report of how the grant was used to the NDLA Executive Board and said report will be published in The Good Stuff.

Mike Jaugstetter Leadership Memorial Grant

Requirements:

  1. Applicants must:
    • be current individual members of NDLA and must have been members for the past two years
    • submit a detailed budget of expected expenses
    • submit a narrative statement describing personal growth and career development expectations from the program they plan to attend
  2. Applications should be accompanied with printed materials that describe the program

Conditions:

  1. Applicants must:
    • be currently employed in a North Dakota library
    • agree to submit an evaluative report to the NDLA Executive Board upon completion of the program for publication in The Good Stuff
    • agree to participate in the leadership of the NDLA Executive Board for one year. Participation may include, but not be limited to section chair, officer, committee chair or committee work appointed by the President of NDLA
    • present a leadership program at the NDLA conference following participation in the leadership program or institute
    • participate in the committee selection of the following year's recipient
  2. No applicant may receive more than one grant per 24 months
  3. Completed application forms must be submitted by August 1 of each year
  4. A portion of expenses (dependent upon the NDLA budget) will be reimbursed upon completion of travel
  5. A written contract between NDLA and the grant recipient will be entered into regarding completion of conditions