Through two grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) launched Project Compass in support of public libraries’ efforts to meet the urgent and growing needs of communities impacted by the economic downturn. As part of this project, representatives from Project Compass will be presenting a workshop at the PaLA Annual Conference on Sunday, October 2, from 3:15 PM to 5:30 PM.
Project Compass is making available five scholarships for librarians from counties with high unemployment rates to attend this workshop. The scholarship will reimburse attendees to the conference for registration fee and related expenses in an amount up to $500.00.
Access the brief application form here. If you are from a library in one of the counties listed below that has a program or initiative related to workforce recovery, or that is otherwise engaged with assisting people to re-enter the workforce, please consider completing an application and sending it to Jim Hollinger by Friday, September 2.
The application can be faxed to 717-787-2117 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of the counties that would qualify:
Armstrong Bedford Berks Cambria Cameron Carbon Clarion Clearfield Clinton Columbia Crawford Elk Erie Fayette Forest Fulton Huntingdon Jefferson Lawrence Lehigh Luzerne Lycoming McKean Mercer Mifflin Monroe Northampton Northumberland Pike Potter Schuylkill Snyder Somerset Tioga Union Venango