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February 1, 2017 - Deadline for Scholarship Application postmark

The Public Library Division of the Texas Library Association will award one Scholarship (stipend) of $400 to a qualified applicant currently employed in Texas public libraries. The purpose of the PLD Scholarship is to encourage TLA and PLD membership, to advance the goals and objectives of the Association, and to provide the means for supporting participation in TLA.

The stipends are available for public library employees who have not attended a TLA Conference before.  Recipients will gain insight into the Public Libraries Division organization by volunteering during the conference.


  • Apply the Scholarship advance to TLA membership, if not currently a member.
  • Attend the PLD Executive Board Meeting and the PLD Business Meeting scheduled at TLA Annual Conference.
  • Attend a minimum of 3 TLA Conference or Pre-conference sessions.
  • Complete a Conference Work Schedule of 4 hours.
  • Submit a brief, written TLA Conference Report to the PLD Scholarship Committee Chair within 30 days of Conference. The Report will outline the experience, new knowledge, and plans for continued involvement in PLD and TLA. 
  • Accept the remainder of the stipend upon receipt of the TLA Conference Report by the PLD Scholarship Committee Chair.

DEADLINE:  Submit application and letter of reference postmarked by February 1, to:  

Jennifer Coffey
PLD Scholarship Committee Chair
Pflugerville Public Library     
1008 W. Pfluger Street
Pflugerville, TX 78660


An initial amount of $200 shall be made available to the stipend winners prior to the TLA Conference. The winners shall contact the TLA office (which the Scholarship Committee Chair has notified) for this advance in order to help defray pre-conference expenses. The PLD Scholarship Committee Chair will award the remaining $200 upon receipt of the conference reports.

Created on Oct 28, 2010 | Last updated October 24, 2016