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Continuing Education and Training Grants 2020

We're off to Kansas!

This year, the Nebraska Library Commission is offering grants to attend the ARSL Annual Conference 2020 in Wichita, Kansas (Sept. 30th to Oct. 3rd)!

2020 Conference Preview

Nebraska public librarians and library board members have a terrific opportunity with this out-of-state (but nearby) professional conference. Each grant recipient will be reimbursed up to $500 for the costs of attendance.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Conference Registration
  • Preconference Registration (tours/networking events not included)
  • Meals not covered by registration
  • Mileage/Travel
  • Lodging

The purpose of these grants is to assist Nebraska libraries to improve the library services provided to their communities through continuing education and training for their library personnel and supporters. Successful applications will show how the continuing education and/or training proposed will support the library's mission.

Process for Librarians and Board Members:

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. CST on January 17, 2020. Faxes and U.S. mail will not be accepted. We will inform applicants whether they have received a grant on or before January 24, 2020.

The applicant must be either 1) employed in an accredited Nebraska public library at the time of application and for the duration of the conference, or 2) a current board member of an accredited Nebraska public library at the time of application and for the duration of the conference

Please note that if an entity, or a person working for that entity, has unresolved issues with any previous Commission grant projects, they will not be eligible to apply this year's Continuing Education and Training Grant.

We must receive, by 11:59 p.m. CST January 17, 2020, attached to the application or under separate cover, a completed acknowledgement and indication of support form from the library director, or if the applicant is a library director, from the head of the library board, or the city official to whom the director reports.

Process for Library and Information Science / School Library Media Students:

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. CST on January 17, 2020. Faxes and U.S. mail will not be accepted. We will inform applicants whether they have received a grant on or before January 24, 2020.

The applicant must be 1) a legal resident of the State of Nebraska, 2) be enrolled in a certificate or degree program with a concentration in library and information science or school library media at an accredited college or university for the duration of the conference, and 3) provide proof of program enrollment from the educational institution to Holli Duggan, CE Coordinator

Please note that if an entity, or a person working for that entity, has unresolved issues with any previous Commission grant projects, they will not be eligible to apply this year's Continuing Education and Training Grant.

We must receive, by 11:59 p.m. CST January 17, 2020, enrollment verification or program acceptance (PDF) emailed to Holli Duggan, CE Coordinator.

After the application is approved:

After the application is approved, you will receive more detailed information, including the grant agreement with the Nebraska Library Commission which must be signed and additional details about requesting payment/reimbursement. All funds must be requested and paid out by June 1, 2021.

Submit all grant application forms and questions to:
Holli Duggan with the subject line, "CE Grant Application"


Application Forms:

  1. Grant Application - Librarians & Board Members
  2. Acknowledgement and Indication of Support Form
  3. Grant Application - Students

For more information, contact Holli Duggan.