RISRT Stipend Application

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Please read the following requirements carefully, complete all fields, and electronically sign and date before submitting the application. In order to receive the stipend, an applicant must be a current paid member of TLA and RISRT.

If selected as the winner of the $275 Texas Library Association Reference & Information Services Round Table (RISRT) Conference Stipend for the upcoming TLA Annual Conference, I agree to all the following requirements (submission of form verifies agreement):

  • I am a current paid member of the Texas Library Association and RISRT.
  • My work, volunteer, or educational interests involve reference/research service.
  • I am a professional librarian, paraprofessional, library/information science graduate student, or volunteer.
  • Apply the $275 stipend toward registration expenses, including any required preconferences.
  • Attend the RISRT business meeting and Executive Board meeting at Annual Conference.
  • Attend the RISRT sponsored and co-sponsored programs, pre-conferences, and events at Annual Conference.
  • Submit a report evaluating the conference, stating whether it fulfilled your expectations and what was learned that can be used in the recipient's library or university. The report must be submitted electronically or by mail to the RISRT Conference Stipend Committee Chair within 30 days after the Conference.
  • Serve on next year’s selection committee for the stipend award.

This application and two letters of recommendation must be submitted on or before March 17, 2017.

Letters may be submitted electronically (attached to this form or as an email attachment sent to the following address) or by mail (postmarked on or before March 17, 2017).

Traci Timmons, Chair of RISRT 
Lee Davis Library
8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77505


To complete the application process, please secure two letters of recommendation from persons connected to your place of employment, volunteer duties, or educational institution. An incomplete submission will be eliminated from the review process. Please provide the names of your references.

If you already have reference letters in electronic format (doc, docx, pdf), you can attach them here. Otherwise, please refer to the instructions near the top of the form.

Created on Oct 8, 2012 | Last updated February 14, 2017