Mike Jaugstetter Leadership Memorial Grant

Leadership Grant

Applicants need not be currently employed in a library

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.


  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


  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