The Professional Development Committee offers four professional development grants with varying requirements and focuses.
Each grant will award up to $1250 to the awardee this year.
Read the requirements and instructions for each grant carefully. Current Professional Development Committee members are not eligible to apply for grants. The 2023 Section Chairs are also ineligible to apply for grants, as they will become members of the Committee in January 2024 and will be voting on the grant awardees.
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 committee that may benefit the library community of North Dakota.
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 M. Vivian Hubbard Memorial Bookmobile 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.Bookmobile 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.
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.