Applications for the 2023 Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) Scholarships are now being accepted. Scholarship(s) will be awarded at the discretion of the NOTSL Scholarship Committee, not to exceed $3000, dependent upon need and number of applicants.
Applicants must either be currently working in an Ohio library in a professional, paraprofessional, or support position in a technical services area, or be students (residing or studying in Ohio) currently taking coursework in librarianship. The content of the proposed educational activity must relate to technical services, cataloging, serials, acquisitions, preservation, processing or management of technical services. Typically funded activities can include costs for workshops, conferences, coursework, professional meetings or research, but not training required by an employer. Applicants must specify the nature and cost of the proposed activity in order for the NOTSL Scholarship Committee to properly determine eligibility and the allocation of funds.
Scholarship funds should be spent one year from the date they are received. Once the educational activity is complete, scholarship winners will submit a brief summary of their activities, which will be posted on the NOTSL web page.
The deadline for submissions is January 27, 2023, and recipients will receive notification no later than February 24, 2023. We encourage all award recipients to attend the NOTSL Spring meeting.