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.

Application 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.