Scholarship Opportunities for Public Library Staff to Attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries
[June 16, 2017] The Office of Library & Information Services is offering scholarships for public library staff to attend the Research Institute for Public Libraries at the lovely Jordan Hotel at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine this summer. What began as single event in 2015 has grown into a national series of events and a network of library leaders in data and evaluation. This inaugural New England regional event is being hosted by the Maine State Library with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
What is the Research Institute for Public Libraries – Maine Regional?
Launched in 2015 by the Colorado State Library (CSL) and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) has grown from a singular event to events across the US. The institutes are incomparable events for public library leaders and others interested in public library data and evaluation. At these exclusive, immersive, bootcamp-style workshops, participants learn practical, strategic methods of gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact. Participants also have the opportunity to join a national network of peers dedicated to data and evaluation in libraries.
When: August 14-15, 2017
Where: Jordan Hotel & Conference Center at Sunday River, Bethel, ME
Apply for a scholarship
OLIS is offering four scholarships to cover the $500 fee which includes registration, three nights stay at the Jordan Hotel and all meals for August 14-15. Recipients are responsible for their transportation costs and any meals not included in the registration fee.
Public Library Directors are encouraged to apply to attend themselves or endorse a member of their staff to attend. Applications are due Friday June 30, 2017 and recipients will be notified Friday July 7, 2017.
As part of the scholarship recipients agree to complete the following upon their return:
Contact Lauren Plews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-9305 with any questions.