State Library Sponsors Scholarship to Support ARSL Annual Conference Attendance

New Jersey State Library (NJSL) will award a $1,000 scholarship for one New Jersey public librarian to attend the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference, September 30-October 3, 2020, in Wichita, Kansas. Priority will be given to first-time ARSL Conference attendees, ARSL members, and a public library service community population of 10,000 or less. One scholarship winner representing New Jersey will be selected from applications received by the New Jersey State Library by the above due date.

  • Application due by 4:00 P.M. on Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Recipient selected on or about Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Recipient notified by Monday, June 1, 2020

Conference information can be found on the ARSL website:  ARSL will begin early bird registration on June 15, according to their posted information, as of April 16.

To apply, you may use this Word form or create your own document following the same outline. Submit your application to Eileen Morales, New Jersey State Library Grants Manager at For questions, call (609) 278-2640 ext. 105.



About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.