NYLA Conference Scholarship

The NYLA Conference Scholarship from the Mid-Hudson Library System is designed to help provide new library directors and new library staff with the opportunity to attend the Annual Conference of the New York Library Association by matching funds provided by the library to underwrite conference attendance. “New” is defined as serving in the role of director or at the library as a staff person for three years or less. 

This is a competitive scholarship. One application per library will be accepted. Maximum request: $500. Minimum request: $250. Member libraries applying for the grant must agree to at least match the awarded amount. 

Eligibility requirements: 

  • A “new” director or staff person must have been in their role for three (3) years or less. 
  • The member library’s board must designate the eligible staff member and authorize the library to apply for this award. This action should be recorded in the board’s minutes. 
  • The attendee must provide a personal statement.

Please complete the Application Form and send it to Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator by Friday, June 10th by email at cconlin@midhudson.org. Recipients will be notified in July to ensure they can take advantage of the early bird registration deadline for the conference. 

For more information, see the MHLS NYLA Conference Scholarship page.