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ACRL-Oregon Scholarships

Below are links to information about the different ACRL-Oregon scholarships:

For more information about ACRL-Oregon Scholarships, contact the ACRL-OR Board President:

Steve Silver
ACRL-OR President, 2017-2018
acrlor@olaweb.org
Northwest Christian University


School/Academic Librarian Collaboration Scholarships

ACRL-OR seeks to foster collaboration between academic librarians and school librarians. The role of school librarians is vitally important and is in many ways interrelated with the work of academic librarians and the students we all serve. Up to $1,000 is available per year for this scholarship. Applications will be reviewed at two points during the year–or until the money runs out.

How can the scholarship be used?

This funding opportunity covers any collaboration between at least one school librarian and at least one academic librarian that the applicant(s) can make a good case for. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sponsorship to attend, exhibit, or present at a relevant conference (OASL, regional conferences, or others).
  • Creation of programming, such as a conference, workshop, unconference, or pre-conference.
  • Work on a collaborative research project.
  • Something else we haven’t thought of!

To read about one such project, see this post on the ACRL-OR blog.

Note: Professional Development Scholarships will not be awarded for ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference attendance as this annual event has its own scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • All Oregon academic and school librarians.
  • Preference will be given to teams that include at least one ACRL-Oregon member in good standing.
  • Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously received a School/Academic Librarian Collaboration Scholarship from ACRL-Oregon.

Who is not eligible?

Academic and school librarians outside of Oregon (unless part of a team of collaborators that includes at least one Oregon librarian).

How will applications be evaluated?

Reviewers will look for applications that:

  • Have at least one applicant who is a member of ACRL-Oregon.
  • Demonstrate meaningful collaboration between school and academic librarians.
  • Have the potential to favorably influence information literacy awareness/education in Oregon.

Deadlines:

  • First round due October 1, 2016.
  • Second round deadline TBA if there is still scholarship funding to be awarded.

How to apply:

Follow the scholarship application link to access the application.

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Professional Development Scholarships

This scholarship was established in 2016 to help offset the expenses of attending professional development events, either in person or online. Up to three $250 scholarships will be awarded annually. Applications are accepted at three points throughout the year. Here is a list of past Professional Development Scholarship winners.

How can the scholarship be used?  

The ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities (including e-learning opportunities) appropriate to the applicant. The funding priority is registration and transportation costs incurred by the applicant.

Professional Development Scholarships will not be awarded for ACRL-OR/WA Fall Conference attendance as this annual event has its own scholarships.

Who is eligible?

All ACRL-Oregon members in good standing.

Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Professional Development Scholarship from ACRL-Oregon.

Who is not eligible?

Non ACRL-Oregon members.

How will applications be evaluated?

Please visit our FAQs page, which contains our evaluation rubrics and answers to frequently asked questions.

How do I apply?

Apply for the scholarship using the online form.

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted at three points throughout the year:

  • Round One: November 30th
  • Round Two: March 31st
  • Round Three: July 31st

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Fall Conference Scholarships

ACRL-OR awards (at least) two scholarships annually to the ACRL Washington and Oregon Joint Fall Conference. The scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference, which includes room and board. Here is a list of past Fall Conference Scholarship winners.

How can the scholarship be used?

The scholarship covers the registration fee of $130 for the conference, which includes room and board. Travel reimbursements (based on federal standard mileage rates) of up to $50 may also be requested and will be awarded based on need/availability.  

Who is eligible?

This scholarship is designed for those who live and/or work in Oregon. (ACRL-WA has their own conference scholarships.) Those meeting at least one of the criteria below are eligible to apply. Each criteria met will be awarded points in the evaluation process (see below under how the application will be evaluated).

  • First-time attendee of the joint conference.
  • ACRL-OR member.
  • MLIS student in an ALA-accredited program who lives in Oregon.
  • Paraprofessional employee in an Oregon academic library.
  • Part-time or temporary employee in an Oregon academic library.

Who is not eligible?

  • Those who do not live and/or work in Oregon.
  • Those who meet none of the criteria described above.
  • Those who have received a Fall Conference Scholarship in the past.

How will applications be evaluated?

A point system will be used to rank applicant eligibility (First time attendee: 2 points; ACRL-OR member: 2 points; MLIS student: 1 point; Paraprofessional: 1 point; part time or temporary employee: 1 point). In addition, application essays will be evaluated for:

  • Financial need.
  • Interest in the conference theme/program.
  • Plans to apply knowledge gained at the conference.   

How do I apply?

Apply for the scholarship using this online form.

Deadline:

The application period for the 2016 Fall Conference Scholarships will be Friday, August 19, 2016, through Friday, September 16, 2016. Registration for the ACRL Washington and Oregon Joint Fall Conference is open until Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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E-learning Scholarships

The e-learning scholarships were sponsored by ACRL-OR (the Academic Division of the Oregon Library Association), in order to reimburse full or partial costs of training, courses, seminars, and other learning opportunities delivered online. Please note this scholarship is currently inactive.

Past E-learning Scholarship Winners

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