YA Advocacy Travel Stipend Application
  • About the Stipend:
    Due to the fact that the White House's budget proposes eliminating all federal funds for libraries, YALSA's Board has re-opened this application to send an additional member to Washington DC to advocate for teens and libraries. YALSA’s YA Advocacy Travel Stipend, funded by Friends of YALSA (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/givetoyalsa/foy), will enable one qualified recipient to receive up to $1,000 to attend ALA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day, which will be held in Washington, DC, May 1-2, 2017. To learn more about the event, visit www.ala.org/nlld.

    Applications must be submitted by April 10, 2017.

    Eligibility Requirements for Applicants:
    *YALSA personal membership
    *No previous attendance at or in-person participation in an ALA Library Legislative Day
    *YALSA is seeking members from states other than Pennsylvania and Texas, as those two states being represented by other YALSA NLLD travel stipend winners

    Application Guidelines:
    1. Submit your application electronically on the official application form.
    2. All applicants must be current, personal members of YALSA at the time of application.
    3. Applications are due no later than April 10, 2017.
    4. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Criteria for Selection:

    -Candidate’s commitment to young adult library services
    -Candidate’s desired learning outcomes for attending the event
    -Candidate’s financial and professional development needs
    -How the applicant intends to use the experience at his/her home institution
  • Winners will be announced the week of April 17.

    Questions can be directed to Letitia Smith at lsmith@ala.org or 1.800.545.2433 x4390
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  • 5. Statement of Understanding

    I understand that the up to $1,000 awarded is only for travel expenses (such as airfare, housing, meal per diem) and in order to receive my full award, I must provide original receipts to the YALSA Office. If selected, I agree to implement an advocacy training session at my library or organization. I further understand that if I win the stipend and for some reason cannot attend the event that I must notify the YALSA Office by April 30, 2017 and will forfeit the award. I am also aware that if I win this stipend I am not eligible to apply in future years.
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