The Public Library Section of the Tennessee Library Association awards and annual scholarship to pay a library director or branch manager’s expenses to the TLA Annual Conference. The scholarship will secure full pre-conference and conference registration, tickets to all meals offered at the conference, the conference reception, and three nights stay at the conference hotel. Any remaining monies will be given to the recipient to help offset travel expenses. The scholarship recipient will be expected to attend all events paid for by the scholarship.
Funding for this scholarship is provided by Tennsco Corporation of Dickson, TN. Tennsco is the parent company of Estey shelving. We greatly appreciate Tennsco’s generosity.
The scholarship will be awarded to a director or branch manager outside of the Metropolitan Statistical Areas as designated by the US Census Bureau. The following criteria must also be met to be eligible:
- Must be a member of TLA
- Has never attended a TLA Annual Conference
- Does not have conference expenses already budgeted by library for 2014 conference
- Persons with a record of attendance at local Regional Library level workshops and other continuing education efforts will be viewed favorably
Requirements | Application