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. According to the grant documentation, the Ron Rudser Memorial Continuing Education Grant "awards may be made for credit courses, workshops, seminars or preconference programs that enhance the education of a practicing librarian in any type of library. Regular conference programs or conventions do not qualify."
Each year, one awardee may be granted up to $1250.
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.
The 2024 grant application period will open on October 9, 2023. Applications will close at 11:59 p.m. on January 7, 2024.
A portion of expenses (dependent upon the NDLA budget) will be reimbursed upon completion of travel.
|Mary Jo Lorenz