One free seat per ALCTS online continuing educational course session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.
Legal nationals from developing countries studying abroad are not eligible for this grant.
The goal of this program is helping library professionals from developing countries stay current with the latest trends and developments in technical services areas and enhance their professional knowledge and skills in librarianship and information science.
*See Are you ready for online learning? for general information on online learning. Also look for technical requirements at course description as they may vary from course to course. Send e-mail to [email protected] if you have any questions.
The information about ALCTS online courses for librarians or information professionals from developing countries will be posted at the web sites of ALCTS Continuing Education Committee and International Relations Committee (IRC). The courses will be also advertised at the alaworld discussion list.
A link to the Online Course Schedules, the Application Form and a list of Qualifying Countries will be provided to the ALA divisional international relations committees’ web sites and appropriate discussion lists.
Registration for ALCTS grants will open after the annual schedule of courses becomes available. The IRC Committee creates the registration schedule and decides on the number of sessions open for simultaneous registration. Registration will stay open for at least 30 but no more than 45 days.
If you have questions or comments, please contact the International Relations Committee Chair, Nina Servizzi at [email protected].
Applications for course sections between February 27, 2017 and September 8, 2017 may be submitted between January 16 - February 14, 2017. After February 14, the application will be closed.
The ALCTS International Relations Committee will review all applications according to eligibility and required criteria and select the winners. E-mail acceptance will be sent to a successful applicant as soon as the decision is made but not later than three weeks prior to the course starting date. If a winner does not respond to the Award letter within two weeks after receiving the award notice, her/his seat will be offered to the next eligible applicant.
The Committee may create a waiting list for eligible applicants if necessary. The applicants placed on a waiting list will be informed about the status of their application. They have the option to stay on the waiting list, or to withdraw their application. The waiting list will be kept for one year. Applicants who were not selected during the one-year waiting list period are encouraged to resubmit applications for the next year's course offerings.
ALCTS Online Learning Events
ALCTS offers an array of online learning programs that are available to students around the world. ALCTS web courses and webinars are attended by students in the following countries and territories: