WHCLIST application deadline approaches

Library advocates! There is still time to apply for this year’s White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) award. Applications are due on April 1, 2016 (no joke!).

This award is granted to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). The winner receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the Liaison hotel.

WHCLIST Winner stands with former ALA President to receive award.

Masood Cajee accepts the 2015 award from former ALA president Courtney Young.

The criteria for the WHCLIST Award are:

  • The recipient should be a library supporter (trustee, friend, general supporter) and not a professional librarian.
    Recipient should be a first-time attendee of NLLD.
  • Representatives of WHCLIST and the ALA Washington office will choose the recipient. The ALA Washington Office will contact the recipient’s senators and representatives to announce the award. The winner of the WHCLIST Award will be announced at NLLD.
  • The deadline for applications is April 1, 2016.

To apply for the WHCLIST award, please submit a completed NLLD registration form; a letter explaining why you should receive the award; and a letter of reference from a library director, school librarian, library board chair, Friend’s group chair, or other library representative to:

Lisa Lindle
Grassroots Communications Coordinator
American Library Association
1615 New Hampshire Ave., NW
First Floor
Washington, DC 20009
202-628-8419 (fax)
llindle@alawash.org

Note: Applicants must register for NLLD and pay all associated costs. Applicants must make their own travel arrangements. The winner will be reimbursed for two free nights in the NLLD hotel in D.C and receive the $300 stipend to defray the costs of attending the event.

About Lisa Lindle

Lisa Lindle is the Grassroots Communications Specialist for the American Library Association. She coordinates National Library Legislative Day and manages the ALA Washington Office's social media communications capabilities.

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