The ALA Learning Round Table will award $1000 for the award recipient to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and to share their new learning with others via the Learning Round Table newsletter, blog, listserv, Connect, or other means.

Letters of support and other supplemental application materials can be emailed to Catherine Hakala-Ausperk at Please submit on or before December 15, 2013.

This grant, named after our much admired past-president, the late Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences. A former staff development coordinator at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library and the first Continuing Education Coordinator for the State Library of Georgia, Pat always focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for her colleagues to grow and develop within their career field. She believed in quality library service, leadership development, and continual learning. In honor of Pat's spirit of learning, we offer this award.

* 1. Name

* 2. Library Entity

* 3. Position

* 4. Email Address

* 5. Phone Number

* 6. Please tell us what professional development event you would like to attend, why, and what skills do you hope to develop (e.g. conferences, workshops, or other learning opportunities offered by such entities as ALA, ASTD, AMA, state library association, etc.)

* 7. What is the estimated cost of attending your preferred event?
(Note: the maximum grant amount is $1,000. Any costs above this amount will be the participant’s responsibility.)

* 8. How will you share your learning to benefit members of the Learning Round Table?