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									Young Adult Literature Symposium Student Travel Stipend
About the Student Stipend: YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium Student Stipend will enable one qualified recipient to attend the symposium, which will be held in Albuquerque, NM November 57, 2010. One stipend up to $1,000 will be awarded to a student enrolled in an ALA Accredited MLS program with a focus on serving young adults in a library setting. Applicant must be a student during the dates of the YA Lit Symposium, November 5-7, 2010. Applications must be received in the YALSA office by January 4, 2010 via email to Application Guidelines: 1. All applications must be submitted electronically on this official application form. 2. All applicants must be current, personal members of YALSA at the time of application. 3. Application, resume, and supporting statement must be sent electronically as one document. (One attachment per e-mail, one e-mail per applicant). 4. All documents must be named the last name of the applicant, underscore, and name of document. IE. gilbert_application.doc 5. Supporting statements may be sent separately by library science professor. 6. Word document or PDFs will be accepted. 7. Applications should be submitted as an attachment to YALSA at 8. Applications are due no later than January 4, 2010. Requirements for Applicants:  YALSA personal membership  Enrollment in an ALA Accredited MLS program  Previous recipients not eligible  Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Criteria for Selection:      Candidate's commitment to young adult library services Candidate’s desired learning outcomes for attending the conference Candidate’s financial and professional development needs Strength of supporting statement Enrollment in an ALA Accredited MLS program (full or part time)


Submission of Application: Please email applications, resumes, and supporting statements to with the subject line: Symposium Stipend Application. All documents should be named the last name of the applicant, underscore, name of document. IE. gilbert_resume.doc, gilbert_application.doc. Announcement of Winners: On or before March 1, 2010. Questions: Questions can be directed to Nichole Gilbert at or 1.800.545.2433 x4387

YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium Stipend Application
Full Name: Preferred Mailing Address: Preferred Telephone Number: Preferred Email Address: ALA Membership #: 1. Name of ALA Accredited school attending: 2. Anticipated graduation date: 3. My supporting statement will come separately from my library professor or my supporting statement is included with application. 4. Coursework completed relating to young adult librarianship: Name of Course Brief description

5. In 250 words or less, please describe your philosophy for serving young adults:


6. In 250 words or less, please describe what it is that you hope to get out of attending the 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium: 7. Supporting Statement Have a library science professor who is familiar with your work and professional goals comment on your qualifications and how attendance at the 2010 YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium will benefit your future career as a young adult librarian. The supporting statement can either be emailed with your application or separately. The supporting statement must be emailed to no later than midnight January 4th, 2010. Be sure your name and “supporting statement” appear in the subject line. 7. Statement of Understanding I understand that the up to $1,000 awarded is only for conference expenses (registration fees, travel, housing, meal per diem) and in order to receive my full award, I must provide original receipts to the YALSA Office. If selected, I agree to submit a summary of learning experiences gained from the conference by Jan. 1, 2011. I further understand that if I win the stipend and for some reason cannot attend the conference that I must notify the YALSA Office by Aug. 15, 2010 and will forfeit the award. I am also aware that if I win this stipend I am not eligible to apply in future years.

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Date __________________


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