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Continuing Education Criteria

For Kansas Library Association Conference:


  • Must be staff [or trustee] of member library.
  • Applications must be received 4 weeks prior to event


  • Applicants who have not attended Tri-Conference or KLA Conference
  • Applicants whose library boards have agreed to arrange for coverage of library duties and to reimburse travel expenses
  • Applicants who are members of a sponsoring organization (KLA, KASL, KAECT, KLTA)


  • Pre-conference and meal fees not included (for pre-conferences, see Open applications below)

Will pay:

  • Registration for entire conference (at pre-registration, member rate)

Library Continuing Education Events Sponsored by Other Agencies:


  • Must be staff [or trustee] of member library
  • Applications must be received 4 weeks prior to event
  • NCKLS may attach to the grant award the condition that the recipient will provide a report, written or oral, on the event to system members, board, or staff


  • Applicants who have not received grants for continuing education in the past 12 months
  • Applicants whose libraries have agreed to pay part of the expenses for attendance
  • Applications accompanied by a letter of support from the supervisor (or board, in the case of the director) which includes a description of the library’s financial support for attendance


  • One grant per library per year
  • One grant per individual every two years

Will pay:

  • Full or partial cost of registration

Other Criteria:
Applications will be funded based on:

  • Relevance of the event to applicant’s work
  • Relative level of support from applicant’s library
  • Availability of funds

Page update: Feb 7 2013

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