Northern Lights Library Network (NLLN) advocates for all libraries by supporting individual library professionals in our region who devote their time and service to the ongoing work of the profession. These activities take place in many different forms, but it is work done by individuals above and beyond their daily job to improve and strengthen the profession. This work is a benefit to the entire library community.
In order to encourage individual professional engagement, NLLN provides financial support to supplement an individual’s resources. These funds are not meant to replace other sources of funding or to be used by library institutions or agencies. These funds acknowledge that the work of librarians to strength their profession and to improve libraries is important and essential work.
NLLN will provide up to $1000.00 per year, per project proposal, for individuals working in an NLLN member library. These funds are to defray the overall cost to individuals of professional engagement activities. All proposals must be received and approved prior to the activities taking place.
An individual may apply by submitting a Proposal for Funding to the NLLN Continuing Education Scholarship and Professional Engagement Funds Review Committee. Proposals will include a statement outlining the scope of proposed activities and anticipated value/outcomes of these activities, reason for requesting funds, applicant's institutional/organizational affiliations, and other funding sources that will support participation, including personal and institutional support. Funding may be used for travel, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses. Each proposal will be reviewed by the Committee and the applicant will be notified of the Committee’s decision. If the proposal includes multiple events/activities at different times, one budget form may be completed and approved prior to each event. It is not necessary to indicate all expenses for all events at one time. Funding is limited to $1,000 per proposal per fiscal year.
Before reimbursement, each recipient will provide NLLN with a written report on their activities and how these activities have benefited the profession as a whole and/or the library community at large. These written reports will be made available to the larger library community via meetings, conferences, special presentations, and may be posted on the NLLN website.
Funds will be paid out as a reimbursement for an individual’s direct expenses as approved in the funding proposal. Reimbursement requests must be submitted on the proper form and with receipts. A written report on the professional engagement activity must accompany the request for reimbursement. Requests for reimbursement must be timely.
Adopted by the NLLN Gov Board 6-19-2010
If you have questions about this program or need assistance in completing the process, please contact the NLLN Office at 1-800-450-1032 or email@example.com