Monday, October 06, 2008

$250 Stipend Available from TLA Genealogy Round Table

The Genealogy Round Table (GRT) of the Texas Library Association will award a stipend of $250 annually to cover the cost of registration and conference expenses for the TLA Annual Conference for a librarian or paraprofessional who works with a genealogy collection or genealogy patrons. The purpose of the GRT Conference Stipend is to encourage TLA and GRT membership and provide a means for supporting participation in the TLA Annual Conference. Recipient will gain insight into the Genealogy Round Table by volunteering during the annual conference.

--Recipient must be a member of the Texas Library Association
--Recipient must be employed as a librarian or paraprofessional in a Texas Library
--Recipient must work with a genealogy collection or genealogy patrons
--Recipient must agree to be a Genealogy Round Table volunteer during the conference
--Recipient must submit a completed application form and letter of reference on or before the stated deadline
--Recipient must submit a report evaluating the conference, stating whether it fulfilled expectations, and what was learned that can be used in the recipient’s library. Report must be written and submitted to the GRT Conference Stipend Committee Chair within 30 days of the end of the conference
--Recipient must agree to attend all GRT sponsored or co-sponsored pre-conferences, programs and/or meetings during the conference

DEADLINE: Submit application and letter of reference postmarked by January 10 for the conference in the spring of that year.

To request an application, contact:

Laurie Mahaffey, Chair, GRT Conference Stipend Committee
Central Texas Library System, Inc.
1005 West 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78756

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