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ACRL e-Learning Scholarships – DEADLINE 10/22/2010

Forwarded on behalf of the ACRL Scholarship Committee:

ACRL e-Learning Scholarships

ACRL is pleased to announce our new e-Learning scholarship program.  ACRL is funding twenty e-Learning webcast scholarships in order to help librarians, library school students, and staff maximize their professional development dollars during these challenging economic times.

Purpose
To provide opportunities for librarians, library school students or support staff to update their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL e-Learning webcast.

Award
Twenty scholarships will be awarded.  Each scholarship covers the cost of the ACRL e-Learning webcast registration fee.

About ACRL e-Learning Webcasts
ACRL webcasts take place live in an interactive, online classroom and are typically 1.5 hours in length.  The current list of webcasts is online <http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/index.cfm> ; additional webcasts are continually added to the schedule.  Scholarships can be redeemed for ACRL e-learning webcasts offered between January 1 – August 31, 2011. 

Technical Requirements
A computer with an Internet connection, speaker, and microphone is required to participate in an ACRL webcast.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via the scholarship application form  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7PTRPJ> .  NOTE: Only electronic submissions will be considered.  The form does not allow submissions to be saved and resumed. Prepare your answers and have your statement of support before starting the online application.  Please double-check all your answers before pushing the ‘submit’ button.

Deadline
The application deadline is October 22, 2010. 

Notifications
Notifications will be issued by early December 2010.  Scholarships can be redeemed for ACRL e-learning webcasts offered between January 1 – August 31, 2011. 

Applicant Criteria
Scholarship applicants must:
* be ACRL members
* complete the scholarship application form  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N7PTRPJ>
* submit a brief written statement (approx. 300 words) that describes how participation in an ACRL e-learning webcast meets your professional needs and goals.

Selection Criteria
The ACRL Professional Development Scholarships Committee will review and select scholarship applicants based on their application and response to the written statement.  The committee will strive to achieve both diversity and balance among scholarship recipients and preference will be given to individuals who have not previously been awarded an ACRL scholarship. Individuals may only receive one ACRL scholarship per professional development event.

Questions
Please contact mconahan@ala.org with questions.

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