Scholarships of up to $975 each are available for member library staff to attend workshops, webinars, conferences, and other continuing education opportunities.

The following conditions apply:

  • Member libraries that have funding available for their staff to attend training are encouraged to use their own funding before approaching PLAN.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for each major library conference.
  • Scholarship applicants must be an employee of a PLAN member library. Both part-time and full-time employees are eligible.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive a lump sum payment after they complete the training event. PLAN does not require receipts for scholarship payment requests, but does require a signed Certificate of Attendance and Request for Payment before payment will be made.
  • Scholarship recipients must complete the online training survey before payment will be made.
  • Scholarships are awarded to library staff and must be used while the awardee is employed at the library.

Please note the following application deadlines for library conferences and other training:






Orlando, FL

November 6-8, 2019


ALA Midwinter

Philadelphia, PA

January 24-28, 2020


Public Library Association Conference

Nashville, TN

February 25-29, 2020


Computers in Libraries

Arlington, VA

March 31-April 2, 2020



Orlando, FL

May 13-15, 2020


ALA Annual

Chicago, IL

June 25-30, 2020


Other Training

8 weeks before training

*If you are interested in training that is not listed above, please submit your application at least 8 weeks prior to the training.

Factors that are considered in awarding scholarships include:

  • Availability of funding
  • Suitability of training to support librarianship
  • Distribution of available scholarship funding among as many PLAN members as possible
  • Willingness of scholarship recipient to share their knowledge with the PLAN membership at either a PLAN conference, a PLAN webinar, or in a PLAN blog post

Scholarship Application

If you have any questions, please send us an email.