Staff in member libraries may apply for scholarships to support career development in library/media or other job-related fields.
Scholarships reimburse recipients for eligible expenses paid for a conference or other continuing education event. SELCO encourages applications for any continuing education opportunity that would improve service at the local or regional library level. These applications must be submitted at least a month prior the event.
Any appropriate training, webinar, class, workshop, or seminar, including annual conferences offered by organizations such as MLA, ITEM, and ARSL, is eligible. Individuals may apply for one scholarship per quarter of SELCO’s fiscal year (July through June). In the event that registration is required in one fiscal year for an event to be held in the next fiscal year, we recommend that you register but we are unable to guarantee that you will receive reimbursement.
Eligible expenses may include, but are not limited to:
- registration fees
Itemized receipts must be submitted within 30 days of the end of the event. Meal reimbursement does not cover alcoholic beverages.
The amount of support available for each scholarship will be determined on a case-by-case basis, taking the following into account:
- the event for which you have applied,
- the number of other applications received, and
- the amount remaining in the budget for scholarships
In order to receive reimbursement you must submit itemized receipts and a Conference Event Report, which will be shared as a news item on the SELCO/SELS website.
If you have any questions, email LearningEngagement@selco.info.