PLS Conference Scholarship Awards

The Public Libraries Section of NYLA is pleased to offer five (5) Conference Scholarship awards to encourage public librarians (professional degree not required) now in the field, or students in library school, to participate in NYLA or PLS activities.


Each award maximum is $1200.00, which includes full conference registration, travel or other conference related expenses and membership in NYLA and PLS if the winner is not already a member.


Additionally, the winner will be asked to help with staffing at the PLS booth at the conference. The winner(s) is expected to attend the annual conference including the awards ceremony.


Award recipients are selected by the PLS Board upon the recommendation of the PLS awards committee.


Eligibility Requirements:
You need not be a current member of NYLA or PLS to apply. Professional Degree is not required.
Application, in the form of a letter, must include:
•    Why you wish to attend the Conference
•    How you plan to integrate the experience into your work
•    How you plan to share your experience with your fellow professionals
•    How the award will influence your professional goals.


Applicants must submit receipts and proof of reimbursement by other sources within 30 days after the conference.


You may only receive one award in your lifetime. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2018.  To apply for a PLS NYLA Conference Scholarship, please email a letter meeting the criteria outlined above to: petersd@buffalolib.org. Please put “2018 PLS Conference Scholarship Award” in the subject line. Questions may be sent to the same email address.