Apply Today For ALA Conference Scholarship

Next year’s American Library Association conference (the biggest annual convention of its kind) will be held close to home. ALA 2017 is slated for June 22-27 in Chicago.

If you have been curious to gain exposure to the broader library world, there’s no better opportunity. United for Libraries, MALF’s counterpart on the national stage, is offering a scholarship to a first-time attendee. Courtesy of UFL partner Thrift Books, the recipient will receive full conference admission plus $850 towards travel and other expenses.

Interested? Applicants must secure a letter of recommendation from either the library’s director or a Board member of their Friends group. You must also write a one-page summary describing your Friends involvement to date. 
Click here to learn more. Direct questions to or (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.