The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) seeks to encourage support staff development and participation in ALAO activities. To that end, the ALAO Executive Board may award up to $150 annually to support and encourage support staff to attend the ALAO Annual Conference.
All support staff currently employed in an Ohio academic library are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with an accepted program proposal for the upcoming ALAO conference. Co-presenters may apply jointly for the grant, in which case grant money may be shared amongst the awardees at their discretion. Grant monies may be applied to registration, travel, hotel, and supplies. If grant monies have been dispersed and grant recipient fails to attend the conference (or present, if applicable), the full amount of the grant check must be returned to ALAO.
Support staff currently employed in an Ohio academic library are eligible to apply for the Support Staff Conference Grant. Priority will be given to applicants with an accepted program proposal for the upcoming ALAO conference. Completed applications include completed application form and an essay of 250 words or less describing how attending the ALAO Conference will help enhance the applicant’s library and work experience. ALAO membership is not required.