2023 Conference Awards
If interested in applying for more than one award, please select your first award and you will be redirected to additional forms
The purpose of the first-time conference attendee scholarship is to encourage conference participation by MOLA member librarians who have never attended the annual conference. Recipients will be required to participate in the Conference Mentoring Program and to write: a brief summary of a conference session or an article about their experience attending the conference and participating in the Mentoring program (for potential publication in Marcato, in collaboration with the Marcato Editor-in-Chief), to be used on the website, and for future programmatic promotion or fundraising opportunities.
Applications will be reviewed and, if granted, funds will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until the allotted funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible by the MOLA Administrator as awards are granted - please refrain from making conference registration payment until you have been notified of the outcome of your application review.
Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted to the Board for final approval.
Deadline: February 1, 2023
Travel Assistance is intended to assist member librarians with basic economy transportation costs only (not additional add-ons), as well as up to $350 USD for two nights of hotel costs - not with food, fees, or miscellaneous expenses. The "Travel Assistance" section of the MOLA Policies states:
The MOLA Board of Directors, in consultation with the Finance Committee, may from time to time designate funds to be used to subsidize MOLA-related personal travel expenses of MOLA member Librarians. Individuals may apply in writing at any time for such subsidizations. Funds, if available, will be distributed in the order applications are received, unless, in the opinion of the Board, extenuating circumstances warrant otherwise.
As guidelines in the decision-making process, the Board shall consider such factors as the applicant's personal or professional circumstances, degree of hardship, and level of scheduled Conference participation. Except in unusual circumstances, no applicant shall be granted funding in two consecutive years.
Travel assistance requests will be reviewed by the Finance committee and submitted to the Board for final approval. Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2023.