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Continuing Education Guidelines

Guidelines for Expenditures of Continuing Education Grant Funds

The importance of training and education to North Central
Kansas Libraries System member libraries has been consistently
recognized and expressed by member library directors and boards,
system board members, staff and administration. It is fitting
that NCKL provide financial support for System personnel who want
to take advantage of educational programs.

A major library education resource is APPLE, a one year
program which offers high quality library training for new library directors.
The priority use of the funds will be to make available grants to
NCKLS library directors who want to attend APPLE and APPLE activities.
Remaining funds will be used, secondly, for KLA conference and,
finally, for other library training activities.

The first priority for the use of these funds will be to make
available grants for librarians who are invited to attend APPLE, the
annual continuing education program for library directors
conducted by the Regional Library systems. The amount may cover
all or any part of tuition, room and board.

Funds remaining in the Continuing Education Grant budget
following final action on all APPLE applications, will be used
for assistance to member libraries to attend KLA conference.
Lastly, we will consider Other Applications to
workshops or conferences which would benefit the library.

The Director and the System Consultant will select the grant
recipients. Appeals to decisions will be made in writing to the
System Executive Committee President. A committee to review the
appeal will be appointed by the System Executive Committee
President. The committee will be chaired by the System Executive
Committee President and it will consist of two members of the
Executive Committee and two system staff members (selected from
names recommended by the Director). Members serve for one year or
until available funds are spent. A limit of two successive terms
should be observed where practical. Vacancies are filled by the
Executive Committee President, with approval of the Executive

Page update: Feb 7 2013

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