TRAVEL ASSISTANCE - Apply Now
**Application Deadline: February 1, 2024**
Travel Assistance is intended to assist member librarians with basic economy transportation costs only (not additional add-ons), as well as up to 2 nights of hotel costs (in the conference designated hotel) as outlined in the application - not with food, fees, or miscellaneous expenses. The "Travel Assistance" section of the MOLA Policies states:
"The MOLA Board of Directors, in consultation with the Finance Committee, may from time to time designate funds to be used to subsidize MOLA-related personal travel expenses of MOLA member Librarians. Individuals may apply in writing at any time for such subsidizations. Funds, if available, will be distributed in the order applications are received, unless, in the opinion of the Board, extenuating circumstances warrant otherwise. As guidelines in the decision-making process, the Board shall consider such factors as the applicant's personal or professional circumstances, degree of hardship, and level of scheduled Conference participation. Except in unusual circumstances, no applicant shall be granted funding in two consecutive years."
Travel assistance requests will be reviewed by the Finance committee and submitted to the Board for final approval. Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2024.
Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement within 45 days of purchase to allow MOLA to act in accordance with IRS rules. Any receipts received after this timeframe may not be reimbursed.
The purpose of the first-time conference attendee award is to encourage conference participation by MOLA members who have never attended a MOLA conference. Recipients will be awarded an amount to cover the conference registration fee for the 2024 Cleveland conference.
Recipients will be required to participate in the Conference Mentoring Program and may be asked to write about their experience or a session they attended for a forthcoming issue of Marcato.
Applications will be reviewed and, if granted, funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the allotted funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible by the MOLA Administrator as awards are granted—please refrain from making conference registration payment until you have been notified of the outcome of your application review. Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and submitted to the Board for final approval.
Whether you are granted an award or not, you may find this first-timers conference guide
helpful in preparing to attend!