The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce the Groner-Wikler Scholarship of $1,000 for attendance at the AJL Annual Conference. The annual scholarship is funded by Kar-Ben Publishing in honor of founding publishers Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler, who retired in December.
The Groner-Wikler Scholarship will be awarded annually to an AJL member who demonstrates dedication to Jewish children's literature and library services. Candidates should have an active involvement in the Judaic library profession or related fields; demonstrate strong advocacy for library and literary services to children and youth; be a positive role model to colleagues and the wider community; and should exhibit innovative approaches to Jewish children's literature or library services. Extra consideration is given to applicants who are seen as promising new movers and shakers in the field of Jewish children’s literature and services.
Candidates may self-nominate, or be nominated by others. The nominator does not have to be a member of AJL, but the nominee must be a current AJL member. Nomination forms may be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/3q7gdhfhyatjiyq/Groner-Wikler%20Nomination%20Form.docx.
The deadline for application is March 7, 2014. The winner will receive $1,000 to assist with the expense of attending the 49th Annual Association of Jewish Libraries Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 22-25, 2014.
For more information, please contact Amalia Warshenbrot, President of AJL’s Synagogues, Schools and Centers Division at AmaliaIma@ATT.net or 704-365-3313.