The Metronet Board is re-directing the 2020 Steltzner Scholarship to fund up to 22 scholarships for attendance at MLA & ITEM Virtual Conferences for those who are new to the profession, a first-time attendee, a student, or unemployed who are employed by a Metronet member library or if unemployed or a student, live in the Metronet region. You can read the eligibility criteria and other requirements to apply here https://bit.ly/30j8LLY
Report Form: https://forms.gle/ieC4JMdneBtK3Mfz8
Have you been wanting to attend a professional conference or workshop, or a class that will help you gain that particular skill that will help you perform your job even better, but your organization just doesn’t have the money to send you? Metronet can help! Metronet offers two kinds of scholarships to members who wish to attend professional development events/training. See below for details.
Click here to read about events people attended with the help of a Metronet CE Scholarship (previous years linked at bottom of page)!
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“General” Continuing Education Scholarship
Applications must be typewritten. Fillable forms in Word and PDF formats are provided below. Please download the file and make sure all your answers are saved (please name the file using your name, i.e. “JohnDoe.pdf”). Submit the form to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Metronet CE Scholarship application.”
Scholarships are reviewed and accepted or rejected by the Metronet Governing Board using the following scoring rubric:
Metronet Continuing Education Scholarship – Scoring Rubric (pdf)
Applicants will be notified when the application is received and again after the Governing Board has made a decision.
Lars Steltzner Scholarship
NOTE: The 2020 Steltzner Scholarship will not be awarded to an individual in 2020. Instead it will fund up to 22 scholarships to the virtual MLA & ITEM Conferences.
The Metronet Board has created a scholarship for library staff in the seven-county metro area in honor of Lars Steltzner who passed away in the summer of 2008. Lars was a true believer in libraries of all types and believed that if one library is strengthened, all are stronger. He was a great supporter of media specialists and librarians just beginning their careers and was always generous with his time and knowledge. His service on the Metronet Governing Board was greatly appreciated.
The Lars Steltzner Scholarship will be given annually to one staff person from a Metronet member library who is early in her/his career (five years or less). This scholarship of $1000 may be used for expenses for a continuing library education event or a national or local library conference. Recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship once in their career.
Applications must be typewritten. Fillable forms in Word and PDF formats are provided below. Please download the file and make sure all your answers are saved (please name the file using your name, i.e. “JaneDoe.pdf”). Submit the form to us at email@example.com, with the subject line “Metronet Steltzner Scholarship application.”
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Metronet office at firstname.lastname@example.org.