Apply for the Bechtel Fellowship, You Clever Librarians Out There!
You’ve got a lot on your plate, but this offer sounds so heavenly that I just had to pass it along. From ALSC:
Now is the time to get lost in a good book (or a few thousand of them)!
Applications for the Bechtel Fellowship are now being accepted.
The Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship provides a grant up to $7,500 to a qualified children’s librarian to spend up to four weeks reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature of the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville. The Baldwin Library contains a special collection of 130,000 volumes of children’s literature published mostly before 1950. The fellowship is endowed in memory of Louise Seaman Bechtel and Ruth M. Baldwin.
The application and more information can be found at http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/bechtel
The deadline for submitting materials is October 15, 2023.
For any questions about the award/application, please contact ALSC Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mary Schreiber (email@example.com)
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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