ARSL Conference Grants

The State Library of Iowa is excited to announce grants for five Iowa libraries to allow a librarian to attend the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Sparks, Nevada, October 20 - 23, 2021.

The grants will go to the library in the form of a reimbursement of up to $1,000 for conference registration, hotel, and travel costs. The grants will be issued to the library, not the staff person traveling. Other incidentals, such as meals, will need to be covered by the library or the employee.

The purpose of the grants is to help Iowa libraries improve library service to their communities through continuing education and training for library personnel. The ARSL Conference is especially relevant to the majority of Iowa libraries, which serve populations under 2,500. 

The 2021 application period has closed.

Congratulations to the 2021 ARSL Conference Grant recipient libraries!

  • Lied Library, Clarinda
  • Granger Public Library
  • Elgin Public Library
  • North Liberty Community Library
  • Stuart Public Library